Winding Your KLASSIEK
Your KLASSIEK watch features an automatic movement, which automatically winds your watch during daily wear. If you don't wear an automatic watch for a few days, the watch will wind down and stop.
An automatic watch has a rotor on the back of the movement that rotates and moves back and forth during daily wear, slowly winding the watch and maintaining the power reserve.
If your watch has stopped, it is essential to wind it and not shake it to wind the movement, as it can damage your watch.
You can wind your VOELEN KLASSIEK watch in position 1 in the diagram, which is the standard wearing position. It takes approximately 30 winds in position 1 to wind the movement for the automatic winding system to take over, maintaining the power reserve.
Setting your KLASSIEK
To set the time on your VOELEN KLASSIEK:
- Pull the crown out to position 2 and turn it in either direction until you have set the desired time.
- Once the time has been set, push the crown back to position 1.
Note that the second hand will stop once the crown is pulled out to position 2, and the watch will not start keeping time again until the crown is pushed back to position 1.
Maintaining your KLASSIEK
It is important to clean your watch regularly. VOELEN includes a microfiber cleaning cloth with each watch, and this cloth can be used to clean and polish the exterior of your watch and metal bracelet. For stubborn areas, you can use lukewarm soapy water and a soft cloth on the watch and metal bracelet.
Do not use water to clean leather, canvas, or exotic skin watch straps, as water will damage the straps.
Avoid direct contact with a product that can damage your watch. Some products can include:
- Cleaning solvents
- Abrasive solvents
- Cosmetic Products
Damage to the watch can include damage to the finish, the metal bracelet, or the internal gaskets that provide water resistance for the watch's inner workings.
Sudden temperature changes (such as heating due to exposure to direct sunlight followed by submerging in cold water, for example) can cause damage.
Extreme temperatures (over 130 degrees or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit) can also cause watch damage.
Avoid violent impacts, repetitive vibrations, and shocks that can cause external and internal damage to your KLASSIEK watch.
The time-keeping functions of a mechanical watch can be damaged by exposure to magnetic fields. Avoid exposure to magnetic fields such as audio speakers, computer equipment, and other appliances that employ magnetic fields for operation.