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TAKING CARE OF YOUR WATCH

MOVEMENT

Mechanical with manual winding

POWER RESERVE

100H

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

 

Your watches water resistance features are engraved on the case back next to the fish marking. However, we do not recommend completely submerging your watch in water to avoid damaging the strap. 


This water resistance marking indicates the depth to which the movement is protected from dust, moisture, and any damage that may occur if it is submerged in water. Seals are used to make watches water resistant. To ensure continuous water resistance, we recommend replacing the seals every two years from the date of first use. It is also advisable to check the water resistance of your watch case every year if it has been exposed to seawater or pool water for long periods. Never adjust the crown while submerged in water because it may leak into the case. It is best to remove your watch before taking a shower or bath and before entering a sauna or steam room because heat, soap and steam can prematurely age the water resistant seals.


Condensation under the crystal indicates that water has got into the watch and it must be checked as soon as possible.

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For maximum accuracy and reliability, we recommend not wearing your watch when playing a potentially high-impact sport like tennis, golf, and horseback riding. Also, stay at least 10 cm away from highly magnetised objects like smartphones, tablet computers, induction hobs, speakers, TV screens, and airport security detectors. For more information about magnetisation, please read the Watchmaker's Advice section.

 

Watches equipped with a mechanical movement need to be manually wound to tighten up the mainspring that operates the movement. This is done by turning the crown clockwise until it stops turning, which means the movement is fully wound (approximately 25 full winds of the crown).

 

The watch has a power reserve of 100 hours. It must be manually wound when the power reserve runs out. To maintain the accuracy of your watch, we recommend winding the movement every day (approximately 12 full winds of the crown).

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Before caring for your rubber watch strap, we recommend checking that the crown is properly screwed down or pushed in. Clean the strap with soapy water then rinse thoroughly. Dry with a soft cloth.


For stubborn stains like bleeding from fabric dye or dust lodged in the crevices, we advise scrubbing your strap with warm water and sodium bicarbonate using a medium-stiff brush.

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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

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