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4 Tips for maintaining your manual watch

January 07, 2022 2 min read

4 Tips for maintaining your manual watch

How to care for your manual watch


The autonomy of a hand-wound watch is usually about 40 hours. After this period, the watch stops working due to lack of winding. It is advisable to wind the watch daily, preferably in the morning, as it is not recommended to wind it between 10 pm and 2 am. During this time the date changes and the watch could be damaged. If the watch has not been worn for a while, you can give it 20 crown turns to recharge the mechanism. It is important to take the watch off before winding it. This way the crown axis remains straight and you do not damage the crown and the movement.

Wind it everyday

Here is a video tutorial on how to wind your watch.


Manual winding watches are prone to wear and tear, which makes it necessary to check the water resistance of the watch. Water resistance is the property that protects the movement from dust, humidity and water. For this reason, it is recommended that a water-resistance check be performed every year.

You can learn more about this topic in the entry on the water-resistance of a watch.


Major watch brands recommend doing a complete overhaul of your manual watch every 4-5 years to have the seals and gaskets replaced. Rubber seals tend to wear out and lose effectiveness over time. For this reason, it is important to lubricate the watch to reduce friction wear as much as possible.

Reloj Manual Junghans Meister Handaufzug

Junghans Meister Handaufzug Watch


To clean the watch case, you can use a chamois or cloth and wipe it gently to avoid marks. It is not recommended to use grease or dyes to polish the leather of the straps. A small dry cloth will be enough to remove the dirt.

Clean your watch

Following these tips will ensure that your manual watch will last for many years, and work perfectly.

Of course, if you require more information or wish to place your order, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our store in Madrid, in Núñez de Balboa 90.

It will be a pleasure to help you.

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