Maintenance includes disassembly, cleaning, replacement of parts as needed, reassembly and lubrication of the movement. A maintenance interval of 3 years is recommended, in addition to any required battery replacement.
If your watch needs repairs or adjustments it must be returned to the Authorised Service Centre agent. Never open the watch yourself.
What should I do to ensure that my watch continues to provide excellent service for many years
Most watches are water resistant to 30 meters (3 bar/3ATM/99 feet); certain models are water resistant to even greater pressures/depths, as marked on the dial or case-back.
To maintain water resistance, yearly maintenance is required. The gaskets and crown which seal the case are subject to wear and deterioration under normal use. These parts should be inspected and replaced as needed each time the watch is opened for service, including battery changes.
The authorised service centre will automatically retest your watch for water resistance as a routine step in all service orders.
Use warm water and a neutral pH soap applied to a soft cloth to gently clean a rubber strap; then wipe with a second clean cloth dipped in warm water, or rinse carefully under warm running water. Contact with acetone and ethyl alcohol should be avoided.
A natural gum rubber or “rubber cement pick-up” (found in art supply stores) may be used to remove most surface stains from a white leather strap or white silicone bracelet. Simply rub the natural gum gently across the soiled area until the strap/bracelet is clean. You can also use white cleansing milk for everyday maintenance.
Bracelets should be regularly cleaned in warm soapy water to keep them in good condition, avoiding the build-up of grime which clogs and restricts the links. Once damaged, day to day wear, perspiration and perfume will erode the plating.
The seconds hand on many models will start to move haltingly in 4-second increments when the battery is almost exhausted, signalling the need to have it replaced. Battery replacement: It is important to use only the replacement battery recommended by SWICO. Take or send your watch brands Authorized Service Centre to have battery changed.
Frequent use of special functions, like the stopwatch timer on chronograph models, may shorten battery life.
Your old battery will be disposed of/recycled properly.
DO NOT attempt to change the battery yourself.