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Looking After Your Watch

Caring for Your New STROND DC3 Timepiece

Please read the following information about caring for your new timepiece !

Setting the time on the NH35 movement requires 3 simple steps:

  1. Pull the crown out to the second click position

  2. Turn the crown to set hour and minute hands turning the crown away from you

  3. Push the crown back into the normal position

How to set the date

Setting the date on this movement is just a simple as setting the time:

  1. Pull out the crown to the first click position

  2. Turn the crown to alter the date setting turning the crown towards you

  3. Push the crown back into its normal position

Note that you shouldn’t set the date between the 9:00 PM and 4:00 AM time on the watch, this is because it can cause a malfunction on the timepiece.

Should I wind up my automatic Watch?

The automatic, or self-winding, watch, functions as its name suggests. 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. A slipping clutch prevents the spring from getting over-wound.

When you put on your automatic watch and it has wound right down, you can start it off by giving it little bit of winding just to get it going, then the automatic mechanism will take over and keep the watch wound all the time you are wearing it ....I for my part just give the watch around a dozen turns on the winder  (crown) and put it on, and all is good !  Some people prefer to give their automatic watch a very gentle shake , more of a movement from side to side a few times until the hands start moving again.


While winding a watch is a simple process, there are a couple things to be aware of. First of all, wind the watch off of your wrist. While it may be tempting to give the crown a few twirls while you’re surfing the Web at work, the angle can be awkward and put lateral stress on the delicate winding stem. Secondly, don’t over-wind your watch.

A long-lasting watch is a watch that never fails to get wound. If you have an automatic watch, you should keep in mind that wearing it every day is the best way to wind it. Remember that wearing is caring. Your automatic watch needs more time on your wrist than storing it inside a box.

Strond Seiko NH35A movement
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