Watch Care

 

To get the best possible performance from your Links of London watch please follow these simple guidelines covering care, set up instructions and warranty.

 

Care and Maintenance


We strongly recommend that all servicing and repairs to your watch should be undertaken by a Links of London store or authorised Links of London stockist. Please retain your receipt as proof of your watch's origin and authenticity.

 

Watch Care Precautions


Your watch contains precision components. For optimum performance please follow these simple guidelines for watch care:

1.  Avoid leaving your watch in any extremes for long periods of time - direct sunlight, extreme heat or extreme cold.

2. Never operate any of the function buttons or crown when the watch is submerged in water. Should water or condensation appear inside the watch face, have the watch checked immediately. Water can corrode parts inside the watch.

3. Your watch is designed to withstand impact under normal use but avoid extreme shock or impact.

4. Clean your watch with a soft dry cloth.

5. Avoid using soap or other chemicals which could damage your watch.

 

Water Resistance


All of our watches are water resistant to a minimum of 3ATM, which means resistant against light moisture such as rain and splashing in general daily use. They should not be submerged in water. The water resistance is maintained by a series of seals which will deteriorate over time due to general wear. We recommend that you bring your watch into store every two years so we can send it away and replace any worn seals that may affect the water resistance of the watch.

 

Movements


Links of London watches are fitted with two different types of movements.

 

• Quartz - is powered by a battery. The electric current supplied by the battery causes the quartz crystal to oscillate at a fixed frequency. The frequency is broken down through an integrated circuit where power is released through a small stepping motor which sets the watch hands in motion. A quartz watch is extremely accurate and less expensive than comparable automatic watches.

 

• Automatic - has a mechanical movement but it does not need to be regularly wound. Instead it self winds via a rotor with the movement of the wearer's wrist. Most automatic watches have on average a power reserve of up to 24 hours.

 

The movement in your watch should be serviced every 2 years to ensure that it is maintained in perfect working order. Please contact your nearest Links of London store or an authorised Links of London stockist for information on watch servicing.

 

Battery Replacement


Your battery will need replacing on average every 2 years. The battery indicates end of life when the second hand starts moving every 2 seconds instead of every second. This is a sign that the battery needs replacing. The hour/ minute hands will however continue working properly.

We recommend that your battery should be changed by a Links of London store or authorised Links of London stockist to ensure against loss of coverage for water resistance under the warranty. Damage caused by an unauthorised or faulty replacement will not be covered by your warranty.

 

Recycling


We feel that it is extremely important to tackle the growing amount of waste of electronic equipment. Please dispose of all electronic components responsibly goods applicable under national legislation at the point of purchase.

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