Updated: Mar 8, 2022
Welcome back to another quick blog or "how to" on our watches for men and women..
This may be a subject that not a lot of people know about. But it is something you should know if you purchase a dive watch from our Captains collection.
First of all, what is a "crown"? A crown is the round pin on the side of your watch that you use to adjust and set the time and date.
The crown on our diver is not like a normal crown on a watch. You do not just pull it out and set the time and date and push it back in again. It is actually screwed into the watch case. This is to assist with water resistance. I will outline the steps below how to use it:
Steps to adjust day/date and time on dive watch
Unscrew the crown in an anti-clockwise motion (or counter clockwise if you prefer) until you feel it spring out a fraction. A bit of wobble on the crown on some watches here is perfectly normal as it is attached to the stem by a spring. The crown is now in the zero position.
Pull it out to the next position (1st click) and turn clockwise for a date change and anti-clockwise for day change. On this watch, every other day on the day wheel is in French but once you set it on the english day it will skip over the French day to the next day in english. (Remember it is best practice to change the date in the 6 o'clock position)
Pull it out again to the final position (2nd click) to set the time.
When set, push the crown back in and apply slight pressure whilst screwing it back into the watch movement.
It is not too complicated but if you were not aware of it, you might think it was faulty or something.
So, that was just a quick "How to" with a day/date and screwdown crown. I hope you found it informative.
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