EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LIV WATCH
Your watch should last a lifetime and beyond with proper care. Here are some tips for you to help preserve the aesthetics and the mechanism of your LIV Watch.
1. KEEP YOUR WATCH RUNNING
One of the beautiful things about an automatic watch is that it depends on interacting with its owner to function. As long as you’re wearing it, the weighted rotor oscillates with your arm’s movements enabling the mainspring to maintain its tension to provide continuous energy so that your watch can operate at its optimum level.
When fully wound our watches can provide enough power reserve from 40-70 hours run time, without being worn. If the watch has stopped, rotate the crown clockwise about 30-40 times or until the second hand starts moving. Always remember to take your watch off your wrist to wind it.
All quartz watches operate on batteries with a lifespan of several years. If your quartz watch has stopped, replace the battery as soon as possible. A defective battery may cause major damage to watch mechanism, unless immediately replaced.
2. KNOW YOUR WATCH'S ENEMIES
Exposing your watch to chemicals like soap, detergents, cosmetics and perfumes can damage your watch case or strap. Wait until creams or perfume dry completely on your skin before wearing your watch. Also prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause fading on the watch, so avoid lengthy contact with sunshine.
WATER & MOISTURE
A watch’s water resistance cannot be permanently guaranteed. It may be affected by the ageing of gaskets or by an accidental shock to one of the components assuring the water resistance such as crown, pushers and crystal. Make sure to have your watch checked every two years by the LIV service center if you regularly expose it to water. Please follow our recommendations when using your watch in water: always make sure that the crown is safely closed, do not swim with a leather strap, rinse the watch with clear water after salt water exposure, do not press the pushers under water, and avoid taking showers with your watch (thermal shocks, soaps, steam and pressured water are not recommended).
Magnetism can cause the spirals of the hairspring of your watch to magnetize together, shortening the spring, thus causing inaccuracy of time measurement. We recommend to not keep your watch close to any magnets (television, speakers, tablets, etc.) to prevent magnetism interference.
3. KEEP MAINTAINING YOUR WATCH
Dip a microfiber cloth or soft-bristled toothbrush into warm water, and gently brush over the top of the watch face and metal bracelet. Avoid using any soap as it can leave particles in small spaces and do not immerse the watch into water. When required, a professional ultra-sonic cleaning can be made by any of our official service centre.
For restoring the bronze in your watches we provide a special step by step guide and instructional video here.
One of the beautiful things about an automatic mechanical watch is that is requires interaction with its owner to function. As long as you’re wearing it, the mainspring maintains tension thanks to the weighted rotor in the movement that oscillates with your arm’s movements. Most of our watches provide enough power to keep your watch running for 1 to 2 days, without being worn. If the watch has stopped, rotate the crown clockwise about 30-40 times or until the second hand starts moving. Always remember to take your watch off your wrist to wind it, make sure that its crown is pushed all the way in, and do not over-wind it.
It depends on how much and how often the watch is worn, and how it is stored when off the wrist. LIV watches should be overhauled approximately every three to five years, or as soon as there is a sign of malfunction. For watches worn in water, it’s important to have them tested for water resistance every two years, as the sealing gaskets age and corrode when exposed to water. A full dismantling, cleaning and the replacement of all the gaskets ensures that that humidity does not get to the movement.
For directions on your specific watch, please check out the relevant user manual.
TIPS FOR BETTER USE
SCREW DOWN CROWN
On some models, a screw-down crown still ensures more tightness thanks to an additional seal, which becomes water resistant when the crown is screwed in completely. In order to ensure a perfect seal, it is important to screw the crown back in properly after using it.
The rotating bezel feature on your diver's watch enables the diver to measure elapsed time during the dive by aligning the 12 o'clock marker on the bezel with the minute hand. Make sure your bezel is always cleaned and rotated frequently after each dive to ensure its durability.
The watch buckles allows a two-step closure of the bracelet: unlike a simple pin buckle, if a folding clasp would open, the watch would remain in suspension. Cleaning is necessary like the rest of the watch, however no specific maintenance is required for this component.
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