Watch Care

What must I do to ensure that my watch provides me with excellent service for many years?

Magnetic fields : Avoid placing your watch on computers, loudspeakers or refrigerators , since they generate powerful magnetic fields.
Swimming in the sea : Always rinse your watch with fresh water afterwards.
Shocks : Whether physical, thermal or other, avoid them.
Non screw-down crown : Push it back against the case into the wearing position to prevent moisture from entering the case.
Cleaning : Use a toothbrush and soapy water for cleaning and dry with a soft cloth. For metal bracelets, rubber straps and water-resistant cases.
Chemical products : Avoid direct contact with solvents, detergents, perfumes, cosmetics etc., since they may damage the bracelet, case or gaskets.
Temperature : Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures (greater than 60°C, or 140°F, less than 0°C, or 32°F) or extreme temperature changes.
Water-resistance : A watch's water-resistance can not be permanently guaranteed. It may notably be affected by the ageing of gaskets or by an accidental shock to the crown. As stipulated in our service instructions, we recommend you have the water resistance of your watch checked once a year by an authorised Arikan Service Centre.
Chronograph push-pieces : Do not operate chronograph pushers under water in order to prevent water entering the mechanism.
Anti-reflective treatment : The anti-reflective treatment under the glass of the crystal improves  the visibility of your watch’s dial.
Leather straps :
  • We recommend that you follow the steps below in order to preserve the condition of your leather strap for as long as  possible.
  • Avoid contact with water and dampness to prevent discolouration and deformation.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight to prevent the colour from fading.
  • Do not forget that leather is permeable! Therefore avoid contact with greasy substances and cosmetic products.
  • If you have a problem with your leather strap, please contact your Wainer retailer.