HOW TO WIND YOUR POCKET WATCH

 

Mechanical watches depend upon the stored energy in the mainspring to power the movement & should be wound daily when you are using the watch.

 

WINDING: 

 

To wind the watch, turn the crown in the clockwise direction until you feel the tension getting tighter. If you wind the watch to the point where it stops, DO NOT WIND IT ANY FURTHER. This will prevent over-winding the watch.

 

If you have wound the watch & it does not start right away, place the watch in the palm of your hand & twist gently from left to right to get the motion of the wheel started.

 

SETTING THE TIME:

 

STEM-SET POCKET WATCH:

Pull the crown out & turn so the hands move in the clockwise direction to the correct time. Push the crown back down into the normal operating position. Winding & setting of the time should be done daily.

 

LEVER-SET POCKET WATCH:

On some watches the lever will be on the outside of the bezel. On other watches, you have to unscrew the front bezel to access the lever. Most times the lever will be just to the right of the winding crown.

Pull out the lever gently & turn the crown so the hands move in the clockwise direction to the correct time. Push the lever back in & re-attach the bezel. Winding & setting of the time should be done daily.

 

IMPORTANT: 

Pocket watches typically are not as accurate as quartz watches. This is due to temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure & altitude affecting the movement. For this reason, a mechanical pocket watch should be wound & the time should also be reset daily when you are using the watch.

 

All watches are sold "as-is". 

Please handle with care.