Watch – Manual and care instructions

Setting non-date models

  • Step 1: When the second hand reaches the 60th second mark, pull the crown to position “B” (you will hear a tiny click sound). All hands will stop.
  • Step 2: Turn the hands forward (clockwise), to set the time. In order to prevent the hands from jumping when the crown is pushed back in, set the minute hand appro ximately 5 minutes ahead of the desired minute marker. Then, gently turn back to the same minute marker.
  • Step 3: When the time standard by which you are setting your watch reaches the 60th second, push the crown to the “A” position without turning. All hands will start instantly.

Setting date models

  • Step 1: Setting the date: When the second hand reaches the 60th second mark, pull the crown to position “B” (you will hear a tiny click sound). All hands will stop.
  • Step 2: With the crown still in the “B” position, move hands forward (clockwise) until you see the date change. This establishes rnidnight.
    NOTE: The date will advance automatically at midnight, provided that AM and PM have been established. The watch calendar is programmed for a 31-day cycle. Therefore, on the first day of any month following a month with less than 31 days, the date must be advanced manually (see step 1 and 2).
  • Step 3: Setting the time: For AM time, continue to move the hands forward until the minute hand is approximately 5 minutes ahead of the desired minute marker. Then, gently turn back to the same minute marker. For PM time, follow the same procedure, but first advance the hands past 12 o’clock.
  • Step 4: When the time standard by which you are setting your watch reaches the 60th second, push the crown all the way to the “A” position without turning. All hands will start instantly.

Adjust/Shorten stainless steel strap

Clamp the watch band into the small tool (Fig. 1) and screw the tool so that the pin slides out in the direction of the arrow (Fig. 2). If the pin can not be fully pushed out, pull it out with the help of pliers.
Remove two pins to remove a chain link (Fig. 3). Remove the same number of chain links on each side to ensure symmetry.
To reconnect the remaining links, tap the remaining pins against the direction of the arrow with a small hammer (Fig. 4).

Note: If you are having difficulty removing the pins, please consult a professional.

Care Instructions

General

  • To ensure a long life of the watch, the watch should be protected from shocks, magnetic fields, high heat, water and chemicals.
  • The crown of the watch should always be pressed and tightened to avoid wear.
  • We advise you to not open your watch by yourself, but to give it in the hands of an expert to avoid damage.
  • Damage caused to the case should be rectified immediately by a specialist, because only a tightly sealed and undamaged case can optimally protect the movement.
  • The rule of thumb for a well-fitting watch: between the bracelet and wrist should still be a finger wide distance.
  • The sun is a big enemy of the dials because it can lead to discoloration and aging of the dial by UV rays. Be sure to avoid your watch being exposed to the blazing sun to keep the original dial form as long as possible.

Movement

  • You should check the battery of your quartz watch every two years, because the lifetime depends on several factors: In addition to the environmental influences, such as temperature fluctuations, the type of quartz movement and its application is crucial for the life of the battery.
  • If your battery-powered watch stops or indicates that the battery voltage has dropped, it should be taken to the store. Old and dead batteries tend to leak. The released chemicals are very aggressive and can damage the movement.
  • Remove the battery from the quartz watch if you know in advance that it will not be worn for a long time.

Waterproofing

  • Waterproofing is a design feature that can be challenged by shocks, temperature fluctuations and the influence of fats or cosmetics. Baron Cartel watches are 5 bar waterproof, meaning they can come into contact with water when showering, washing hands, washing dishes, heavy rain. However in order to ensure the longest possible lifetime, we still recommend that you keep your watch away from water as shocks, scratches or chemicals may already compress the indicated water density.
  • Do not wear the watch in the sauna. Due to the extreme temperature differences, condensation can form very quickly in the watch, causing the movement to rust.

Cleaning

  • Before putting on or when adjusting the watch, ideally use the opportunity to clean the watch with a soft cotton cloth to avoid any type of encrustation. Persistent dirt or encrustations may be remedied by careful use of a toothpick.
  • In heavy sweat, it is advisable to wipe the clock thoroughly, so that bands and seals of the case a much longer life.
  • Watches are best kept in dust-free places. In addition, extremely low (-10 ° C) and extremely high (+ 50 ° C) temperatures should be avoided.
  • Watches that are water-tight up to 5 bar must always be wiped off with a damp cloth and never kept under running water for a longer period of time. It is also important to make sure that the crown is firmly screwed or pressed in and not pulled out.

Stainless Steel Straps

  • Stainless steel is much more robust than silver and is particularly suitable for allergy sufferers because it is rust and nickel free and does not cause allergic reactions. Stainless steel is much easier to care for than gold and silver because it does not tarnish.
  • Metal bracelets and cases, whether stainless steel, titanium, silver or gold, should only be cleaned using a soft, fine cloth such as microfibre and a mild surface cleaner.
  • The use of sponges or brushes is a taboo, since on both polished and matt surfaces scouring and scratching can no longer be eliminated.
  • Likewise, one should refrain from the use of impregnated jewelry or silver cleaning wipes, as these contain some mineral cleaning particles that can cause micro-scratches on the fine surfaces.
  • Do not use aggressive cleaners, solvents or so-called metal cleaning or polishing pastes. These can attack the material.

Sapphire Crystal

  • Baron Cartel dials are protected by sapphire crystal. Sapphire is one of the hardest materials in the world – only a diamond is harder. However, if “scratch resistant” sapphire crystal is compromised by similarly hard materials – such as e.g. Sand – then it may also show signs of wear or break in the event of strong impacts. We therefore recommend that you always handle the watch carefully.
  • From time to time, clean the glass with a soft cotton or microfiber cloth. When cleaning, be sure to remove coarse dirt or sand particles beforehand.

 

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