How to maintain and take care of the watch case and straps?
If your watch does not come with water-resistant function, please make sure the watch case does not contact with drops of water or rain. To wipe any dirt from the case, a soft fine cloth can be used for cleaning. Please do lose your genuine leather strap during the summer time since the leather can absorb sweat very easily. If the leather strap being wore too tight in the summer, a rash may likely appear on the skin due to the lack of air circulation in between the inner lining of the leather strap and the skin. If the strap is drenched by sweat or water, please take it off and to use a soft cloth to wipe water out and place the strap at a ventilated place. Do not place the leather strap into a sealed container and try to avoid direct sunlight which will cause the leather strap fade in colour.
What are the watch optimal service intervals?
Like any high-precision mechanical equipment, a watch needs to be serviced regularly in order to work perfectly. Obviously, we cannot indicate the intervals for such work, which depends on the model, climate and the care taken by the watch's owner. In general, a service interval is between 4 and 5 years, depending on the use of the watch.
How to wind a mechanical watch in a better way?
Setting and winding a mechanical watch is one of the delights of owing one. Whether it’s the delicate ratchet-like sound of winding by hand, or knowing that the motion of your body is self-winding an automatic movement, the steps in winding and setting your watch connect you to centuries-old technology that makes owning a mechanical watch so fascinating.
Firstly, wind your watch by turning the crown clockwise. Avoid setting the watch during the hours of approximately 10 pm to 2 am – adjusting the time or date between these hours may damage the movement. This is especially true for watches with calendar complications. It’s also wise to set the time by moving the hands forward (clockwise) rather than backwards, as moving the hands backwards may also hurt the movement.When you wind the watch or reset the time, turn the crown carefully using even pressure with the thumb and index finger. Avoid applying unbalanced pressure on the crown, which could damage the winding stem. If your watch has a screw-down crown, always ensure it is screwed closed after having opened it to set the watch. In the case of a hand-wound mechanical movement, avoid over-winding. When these movements are fully wound the crown will offer resistance to further winding, which indicates the watch is fully wound.
Why should wind up a manual-wind watch in daily bases?
We recommend owners to wind up manually wound watches regularly and best in every morning. Then the functioning of the watch will reserve enough energy for the whole day to withstand all of the trials and tribulations you might undergo. Wind your watch by turning the crown clockwise between your thumb and forefinger until you feel a clear point of resistance. Once your watch is fully wound, your Uniziet watch has a power reserve of 43 hours. Without having to rewind, it will run for two days. Only the watches with date have a little less (42 hours), as the changing the date costs the watch energy.
How long is the power reserve for a self-winding mechanical Unizeit watch? How does it work?
The power reserve function of a self- mechanical movement depends on the way and the constancy of your wrist moving. When the watch is fully wound, the watch will usually have 43 hours of power reserve. Since the power reserve function is directly related to the way of your wrist move while wearing the watch which will generate 20 hours or more if you keep wearing it for 10 to 12 hours. The watch will then have enough reserved energy to run throughout the whole night. However, if a watch is not being worn for several days, the power reserve function will run low. It is recommended to wind your watch manually for around 30 rotations of the crown (clockwise) to ensure the best rate of running from the outset of first time of wearing.