Watch Care Tips

  • Setting the Date

    Avoid manually changing the date between 10pm and 2am – this is when the date automatically changes. Manual operation during that time may damage the mechanism.

  • Power Reserve

    For optimum precision, you should wind your watch before it reaches the end of its power reserve. Do not deliberately shake a self-winding watch in order to wind it. This is ineffective and could potentially damage the movement.

  • Magnetic Fields

    We recommend not placing your watch on electronic devices and not exposing it to powerful magnets (refrigerators, handbag clasps, etc.). Since most watch components are made of metal, magnetic fields may temporarily disrupt their functioning, or even totally stop the movement.

  • Chemicals & Cosmetics

    Avoid contact with solvents, detergents, fragrances, or cosmetics – they may affect the coating on the bracelet or case, as well as damaging the gaskets that ensure your timepiece is water resistant.

  • Water

    Even if your watch is water resistant, it is important to not use pushers when the watch is in contact with water. You should also check that the crown is pushed in (and screwed in where relevant) against the case of your watch. For watches with leather straps, avoid contact with water or sweat, as the moisture can cause premature aging.

  • Impact

    In the event of a violent impact, we recommend having your watch checked by a Feldmar Watch Company professional.

  • Batteries

    Battery life is generally between two and five years. Most watches have a battery End of Life (EOL) indicator – when the second hand begins to jump in four-second intervals, it’s time to have the battery replaced by a Feldmar Watch Company professional. We recommend not leaving a completely discharged battery in your watch to avoid the risk of leakage which could damage the movement, and to have it replaced as soon as possible.

How Water-Resistant is My Watch?

Water Resistance Chart