After setting the time, be sure to push the crown all the way in, and screw it down completely. Loose lips may sink ships (a WWII slogan) but loose crowns will sink your watch allowing water or moisture to enter the case.
Keep your quartz chrono humming
For maximum battery life on your quartz chronograph, do not leave the chrono function running continuously. Use, reset, turn off. Leaving a mechanical chrono running will use up all the power reserve after you take your watch off.
Let LIV replace the battery
We recommend fans send their watches to us to replace the battery. Sure, changing a battery isn't rocket science. However, opening the case back can damage (even imperceptibly) the gasket and compromise the water resistance.
Let the watch mechanics tune-up your time-keeper
Mechanical movements are exceptionally rugged. Still, even the finest mechanism can benefit from some fine-tuning. To maintain your warranty, we recommend you send your mechanical automatic watch to LIV for an overhaul every two years.
Cleanliness is next to timeliness
Be sure to keep your masterpiece clean following our simple care rules. Use mild cleaning agents, soft brushes, microfiber or cotton cloths, and no running water. Special note for saltwater divers - clean off saltwater as soon as possible to limit corrosion potential.
Stay away from strong magnetic sources
It is good practice to keep your LIV watches away from strong magnetic sources. While ill-effects (erratic timekeeping, weird displays, and so forth) aren't a certainty, it is a good idea to avoid such exposure. Show off your LIV masterpiece outside the collider.
How much abuse can my watch take?
Your LIV timepiece is rugged, not indestructible. Hard impacts, contact with abrasive materials, exposure to solvents, and so forth can damage your watch's case finish, sapphire crystal, strap/bracelet, and movement. Can you take it mountain climbing or wilderness trekking? Yes. In the peloton? Go for it. To 300m underwater? Certainly, if rated to that depth. Take a ride to the International Space Station. Oh yes, send us selfies. Let a tank run over it? No. Not even a car. Drop it from a multi-story building? No, no, no. You get the drift.
Time your day/date changes carefully
Be careful not to change the day or date on your mechanical movement between the hours of 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM. Rapid date correction during this time period can damage the calendar mechanism.
This isn't about working your tan at the beach. No, this is about caring for your bronze case. Care is identical to our other case materials. When you want to remove the patina, check out the directions here.