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QUARTZ MOVEMENT

Video 1 - Adjusting the time

Taking care of your watch

Battery life

2 to 4 years depending on the model

Movement

QUARTZ

How often should you service your watch?

Check water resistance every 2 years (every year if in frequent contact with water) Servicing every 4 to 5 years

  • Water resistance

    Jewellery watches are precious and fragile. They are water resistant, but are not designed to be completely submerged in water.

    The water resistance feature protects the watch against dust, rain and splashing water. It is protected by a set of seals that should be replaced every two years for maximum protection. CHANEL Watches & Fine Jewellery tests and replaces the water resistant features of your watch every time it is serviced.

    Do not wear your watch in a sauna, steam room, bath or shower. Sudden changes in temperature may damage the seals.

  • The movement

    In quartz movement watches, the movement is powered by a battery than can last for 2-4 years, depending on the model. If the battery is completely discharged or low (the centre second hand on some watches will begin jumping ahead four seconds), we recommend taking it to our expert watchmakers without delay. Never leave a flat battery in your watch. It can leak and permanently damage the movement.

    Important: It is best not to adjust the date between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM.

  • The strap

    Do not submerge your watch in water to avoid damaging the strap.

    Use only a clean and dry soft cloth to clean your strap. Do not use chemicals like soap, alcohol or solvents. Avoid contact with water.

  • Servicing

    Watches are one of those rare objects that operate continuously. To preserve its reliability and extend its lifespan, your watch should be regularly serviced by our certified workshops equipped with all the necessary tools and parts. Only CHANEL watchmakers are officially qualified to repair and maintain your watch.

    Recommended routine service schedule:

    EVERY 2 YEARS: MAINTENANCE SERVICE (includes the following steps):

    1. Disassemble the watch
    2. Check the movement
    3. Replace the battery (quartz watches) or calibrate the movement (automatic watches)
    4. Disassemble and clean the watch with ultrasound
    5. Replace any damaged parts
    6. Reassemble the watch and replace water resistant seals
    7. Replace bars and screws, if necessary
    8. Test the water resistance
    9. Check the condition of strap and clasp
    10. Monitor operation of quartz watches for 48 hours, automatic watches for 72 hours, automatic chronograph models for 96 hours

    EVERY 4-5 YEARS: FULL SERVICE (includes the following steps):

    1. Disassemble the watch
    2. Automatic movements: disassemble, clean, wind and calibrate the movement
    3. Quartz movements: replace movement and battery
    4. Disassemble the watch, replace any damaged parts
    5. Polish steel and gold parts
    6. Clean watch components with ultrasound
    7. Reassemble watch and replace water resistant seals
    8. Replace bars and screws, if necessary
    9. Test the water resistance
    10. Check the condition of strap and clasp
    11. Monitor operation of quartz watches for 48 hours, automatic watches for 72 hours, automatic chronograph models for 96 hours