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Timepieces are high quality mechanical instruments, and as such, require periodic service and maintenance. Your timepiece deserves the best possible care-which is why we recommend using our team of professionals to assist in this process. If your timepiece should ever require servicing, repair or maintenance please contact us so that our team can assess your specific needs.

Care Instructions

Care should be taken when setting your watch and using the recessed push pieces. Use the push pin tool that came with your watch to do this as anything else may damage the push piece or mark it. See below for detailed instructions for the care of your specific timepiece.

Care-and-Maintenance

your timepiece Care Instructions

Please follow these instructions carefully so as not to damage your timepiece. NOTE: Do NOT try to adjust any of the date functions if the time on your watch is between 5:30 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. Doing so may damage the chronograph mechanism as the calendar functions are engaged at this time for changing over to the next day. ALSO, you must not try to change the position of the moon-phase disk when the time on the watch is between 10PM and 2AM. Doing so may damage the moon-phase mechanism.

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Button and pusher descriptions:

A: Chronograph pusher to start and stop chrono.

B: Winding crown to wind, set date, set month, and set time.

C: Chronograph pusher for resetting chronograph only.

D: Recessed pusher for setting the day of the week.

E: Recessed pusher for setting the moon-phase.

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Setting the time: Pull the crown (B) to the first position and set time clockwise only. Care must be taken not to move the hands counterclockwise as they may go past midnight into the previous day and damage the date or moon-phase mechanisms. Notice that the seconds hand will continue to run as this movement does not have hacking seconds.

Setting the date and month: Pull the crown (B) to the second position and turn it upward to change the date. Continue turning the crown to set the month. Example, if the watch is currently set to October 25th and it needs to be set to November 8th, you must turn the crown upwards until you go through the remaining dates in the month of October and change into the month of November.

Setting the day and moon-phase: Push the lower left corrector (D) with the push pin provided with your timepiece to set the day of the week. Push the upper left corrector (E) with the push pin provided with your timepiece to set the moon-phase.

Common questions and answers:

Q: How can I determine whether it is AM or PM if my watch does not have an indicator?

A: If you have taken your timepiece out from storage the current time on the dial is 8 o’ clock and you do not know if the time is set to a.m. or p.m., do the following: Pull the crown (B) out to the first position and turn the hands clockwise until the date changes and until you get past 7 a.m. This will ensure that you are in A.M. time and that it is safe to set any function on your timepiece at this point.

Q: What do I do if I need to set my watch between 5:30 PM and 7:00 AM?

A: Please read the question and answer above, follow those steps then set your watch. Setting the time on the watch between these hours will not damage the movement. This precaution is solely for setting the calendar and moon-phase mechanisms as they are engaged for switching between these hours.

Q: Can I press the chronograph buttons while I am setting the time on my watch?

A: NO. We advise you NOT to do this. Doing so may cause damage to the mechanism.

Please follow these instructions carefully so as not to damage your timepiece. NOTE: Do NOT try to adjust the day function if the time on your watch is between 9:30 P.M. and 12 A.M. (Midnight) Doing so may damage the mechanism as the day function is engaged at this time for changing over to the next day. ALSO, you must not try to change the position of the moon-phase disk when the time on the watch is between 3 A.M. and 4 A.M. Doing so may damage the moon-phase mechanism.

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Button and pusher descriptions:

A: Chronograph pusher to start and stop chrono.

B: Winding crown to wind, set date, set month, set moon-phase and set time.

C: Chronograph pusher for resetting chronograph only.

D: Recessed pusher for setting the day of the week.

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Setting the time: Pull the crown (B) to the second position and set time clockwise only. Care must be taken not to move the hands counterclockwise too far as they may go past midnight into the previous day and damage the date or moon-phase mechanisms. Notice that the seconds hand will stop running as this movement is equipped with hacking seconds. To set the time precisely, pull the crown out to the second notch when the seconds subdial is exactly at 0 (zero). Then, proceed to set the time on the watch, let the minute hand pass the correct minute by a minute or so, then move the hands counter clockwise (backwards) and set to the exact minute. When your time source reaches the exact time, push the crown in fully. At this point, your watch will be synchronized exactly with the time source.

Setting the date, month and moon-phase: Pull the crown (B) to the first position and turn it downward to change the date. Continue turning the crown to set the month. Example, if the watch is currently set to October 25th and it needs to be set to November 8th, you must turn the crown downward until you go through the remaining dates in the month of October and change into the month of November. Turn the crown upward to change the moon-phase.

Setting the day: Push the upper left corrector (D) with the push pin provided with your timepiece to set the day of the week. Please read the warning above.

Common questions and answers:

Q: What do I do if I need to set my watch between 9:30 P.M. and 12:00 A.M. (midnight) or between 3 A.M. and 4 A.M.?

A: Pull the crown out to the second position, and advance the time until the date and moonphase have changed. After doing so continue advancing the time until it is past 4 A.M. This will now allow you to set your watch and calendar/moon-phase functions without causing damage to the timepiece. Setting the time on the watch between these hours will not damage the movement. This precaution is solely for setting the calendar and moon-phase mechanisms as they are engaged for switching between these hours.

Q: Can I press the chronograph buttons while I am setting the time on my watch?

A: We advise you NOT to do this. Doing so may cause damage to the mechanism.

Please follow these instructions carefully so as not to damage your timepiece. Button descriptions:

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A: Winding crown to wind, set time, date and day.

B: Recessed pusher to set 24 hour dual time dial.

Setting the time, day and date: Pull the crown (A) to the first position and turn downward to set the date. Pull the crown (A) to the second postion to set to set the time. As you are setting the time, the day of the week will change with every 24 hour revolution of the main time. Once the time is set push the crown back in and wind the watch. As you wind the watch the power reserve indicator will increase from the left to the right.

Setting the 24 hour dual time dial: Push the corrector (B) with the push pin provided with your chronometer timepiece, to adjust the 24 hour dual time dial

Please follow these instructions carefully so as not to damage your timepiece. Button descriptions:

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A: Recessed pusher for setting the month.

B: Winding crown to wind and set time.

C: Recessed pusher for setting the date.

D: Recessed pusher for setting the moon-phase.

E: Recessed pusher for setting the day of the week.

Setting the time: Pull the crown (B) out fully. Start advancing the time clockwise until you reach the desired time, push the crown in and wind the watch. The time has now been set and the watch has been wound.

Setting the month, date, day, and moon-phase: Use the push pin provided with your timepiece to push the recessed pushers. Push the recessed pusher (A) to set the month. Push the recessed pusher (C) to set the date. Push the recessed pusher (D) to set the moon-phase. Push the recessed pusher (E) to set the day of the week.

Please follow these instructions carefully so as not to damage your timepiece. Button descriptions:

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A: Winding crown to wind and set time and 24hr time.

Setting the time: Pull the crown (A) out to the second position to set the local time. Start advancing the time clockwise until you reach the desired time. NOTE: use the 12 hour markings on the bezel. The local time has now been set. Push or pull the crown (A) to first position to set the world time cities on center dial. Turn the crown upward, each turn advances the center dial to the selected city. Find the time in a particular city and line it up with the respective number on 24 hour dial. For example, if it is 6 P.M. in London, turn the crown upward until London reaches the 18 marker on the 24 hour dial. Push the crown back in and read the time for the appropriate time zones from the dial.

Please follow these instructions carefully so as not to damage your timepiece. Button descriptions:

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A: Winding crown to wind alarm and set alarm time.

B: Winding crown to wind, set date, and set time.

Setting the time and date: Pull the crown (B) out fully. Start advancing the time clockwise, continue advancing the time clockwise until you reach the desired date. ( If you are setting your watch in the evening, make sure that you advance the hour hand passed noon when you have arrived at the desired date so that the A.M./P.M. can be set correctly allowing the date to change at midnight instead of at noon. ) Push the crown in and wind the watch. Your timepiece has been set and wound.

Setting the alarm: Wind the crown (A) fully until you meet resistance. Pull the crown (A) out fully and turn to set the alarm hand to the desired time. Leave the crown out and the alarm will sound at the time you set it to. When the alarm rings, you may push the crown in to turn it off, or let it sound for 13 seconds and wind down fully. Note, the alram energy does not affect the time. It is wound by a separate mainspring barrel.

These instructions are provided for users who are not familiar with using a mechanical/analog chronograph. The instructions may be applied to any chronograph that has a seconds counter, 30 minute counter, and hour counter. Please refer to the instructions of the appropriate model to determine the location of each counter on the dial. Note: some of the features described here may not be available on your particular model. Again, refer to the specifications to see if they apply to your model.

Using the chronograph functions: How to read the chronograph: For a chronograph that has a center seconds register, a 30 minute register and an hour register. Example 1: If the hour register is between the 1 and 2, but closer to the 1, and the minute register is at 20, and the seconds register is at 35, then the elapsed time is 1 hour 20 minutes and 35 seconds. Example 2: If the hour register is between the 1 and 2, but closer to the 2, and the minute register is at 20, and the seconds register is at 35, then the elapsed time is 1 hour 50 minutes and 35 seconds.

How to read the tachymetre: If you are driving and want to determine the speed of the car using your tachymetre, start your chronograph when you pass a mile marker, stop your chronographe when you pass the next mile marker. Look at the center seconds hand and read the number on the Tachymetre scale, this number will indicate the miles per hour that the vehicle is travelling.

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How to read the pulsometer: Some watches have a pulsometer instead of a tachymetre. Use it as follows: Start the chronographe and begin counting the pulse. When you have counted 30 beats, stop the chronographe. The number on the pulsometer scale will indicate the pulse rate per minute.

How to read the telemeter: Some watches have a telemeter instead of a tachymetre or pulsometer. Here is an example of one use for a telemeter: Start the chronographe when you see lighting. Stop the chronographe when you hear the thunder. Read the center seconds hand on the Telemetric scale and the number will indicate the distance separating the observer from the place where the lighting struck. This can give you a good indication of how far off a storm might be.

The many uses of a chronographe: A chronograph has many practical uses, from timing a plane flight, a car ride, or simply being curious. There are also some uses for the chronographe that may not be so obvious. For example, you can use the chronographe on your watch as a dual timezone indicator. This is done as follows: If it is currently 6 A.M. in your home location and it is 12 noon in London, start your chronograph at exactly 6 o’clock. The number of hours displayed on your chronographe hour register will then show you the current time in London. Of course, these are just some uses of a chronographe. There are hundreds of uses for chronographes.

Q: I am trying to set my moon-phase but the full moon has past, how can I set it accurately?

A: Go to the following link: U.S. Naval Observatory Moon Phase data and find out when the last full moon was and what time it occured. Then, set your watch to that time and date and set your moon-phase disk so that you can see the full moon in the aperture of your watch. This will allow you to set the moon-phase to the precise hour. Then, advance the hands of the watch until you reach the current time and date. Note that this may be very cumbersome to do, therefore you may wish to set your moon-phase relatively accurately then try this process during the next full moon.

Q: I have not worn my watch in a few days and it has wound down, can I wind it through the crown? (For Automatic timepieces.)

A: It is completely safe to do this. It is advisable that you wind the watch from the crown for about 30 turns the first time you wear your watch or after it has been in storage so you may have ample power reserve when wearing your watch.

Q: How many times should I wind my manual wind watch? (For manual-wind timepieces.)

A: Wind your watch at the same time everyday. Preferably in the morning before you wear it so as to ensure sufficient accuracy and power reserve. Wind your timepiece until you feel slight resistance then stop winding as you have reached full wind.

Warranty

Waldan International timepieces are guaranteed worldwide for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase against defects in material or workmanship.*

*Void if an unauthorized repair center attempts to repair and/or service the watch.

Service Requests

Contact us to place a service request for your timepiece. When mailing your timepiece, be sure to use plenty of soft packing material to protect the watch in transit. You do not need to send the original box. Please include a detailed note describing the issue, your address, and a daytime phone number or email address where we can contact you if we have any further questions.

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