Because of the complexity of the mechanisms, we recommend you have your fine timepiece serviced by an authorized agent, equipped with genuine replacement parts and trained by the watch manufacturer. At Morgan’s Jewelers, we have been an authorized watch repair center for over three generations. If you would like have your watch serviced or repaired, we encourage you to visit our Southern California showroom in Torrance.
- When setting the time, always turn the hands in a clockwise direction.
- If you need to change the time, always set the day and/ or date function during the day. The day-date mechanism is activated between the hours of 11PM and 3AM; adjusting the time during these hours can jam the mechanism. The day-date mechanism is activated between 9PM and 12AM in some watches.
- For maximum efficiency and preservation of value, a fine mechanical watch, like an automobile, needs regular check-ups. A mechanical watch should be serviced every three to four years, depending on the manufacturer’s instruction.
- Automatic wind watches should be hand-wound if not running or if they have been off the wrist and the mainspring has run down. This winding builds up power to get the time-piece running immediately. After this initial winding, the normal wrist action will wind the watch. Generally, after wearing a full day, an auto wind should run for 36 to 48 hours.