As we approach the holiday season, you may be considering a special watch for a special person in your life. If you’re not sure what to look for, we’ll be highlighting different features to consider in our weekly Watch Buying Guide.
When you initially receive your timepiece, if you need to reset your date or time never use the quick set for setting the date between the hours of 9:00PM and 3:00AM. This could cause serious damage to your timepiece. To determine whether your watch is in AM or PM, pull the crown out fully and rotate the hands in clockwise direction. As you turn the hands watch for when the date changes. This will indicate when your timepiece is at midnight. From this point advance the hands past 3:00AM, adjust the crown to the position indicated by your instruction manual to now safely adjust your date.
The chronograph watch is the quintessential sports watch and one of the most popular complications amongst mechanical automatic timepieces in the world. Invented by a Frenchman named Rieussec in 1821, a chronograph is a chronometric (time-measuring) device which contains a mechanism that allows to stop at least one hand to facilitate reading of the elapsed time. The Greek words “chronos” and “graph” stand for “time” and “writing”. Around 1910, the chronograph was introduced as a wrist watch. It quickly became a very sought after type of watch, only to gain in popularity through the years. When the Swatch watch company started the production of affordable and fashionable chronograph watches in early 1990, they sold like wild fire, as did the later versions. Today, with almost every respectable watch company claiming a chronograph within its collection, one can ensure optimal health for their chronograph watch with three simple steps:
If substances such as cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume adhere to your jewels, they will lose their radiance, absorbing dirt and dust and causing alteration or loss of colour. Be sure to put on your jewelry after you do your make-up, and to wipe your jewelry with a soft cloth after use.
Always fasten clasps and pins so that chains do not get tangled and jewels do not get scratched from rubbing against one another. Then lay each item out separately, one by one. If you carry your jewelry around, be sure to put it into a jewelry pouch.