Q. Slight condensation under the glass:
If the temperature changes sharply, a slight condensation
could appear under the watch glass. This mist will not affect
the functions of the watch and will soon disappear. If it
persists, please bring your watch to an authorized Service
Q. Automatic Watches: Why does my
A number of watches feature high-quality selfwinding mechanical
movements. The noiseless rotor inside an automatic watch converts
your forearm's every motion into energy that winds the mainspring.
When fully wound, it provides the watch with a power reserve
of about 40 hours. Provided it is worn regularly and actively,
the watch should never require manual winding. Should it remain
off the wrist for some days, the movement can be wound manually.
Wind the movement by turning the crown clockwise approximately
15 full rotations. Push the crown back in. If a screw crown,
unscrew the crown by turning the crown counterclockwise. To
lock a screw crown, push the crown into the case and turn
clockwise until it is tightly screwed in place.
Q. What is the difference between
a self-winding and a manual-winding movement?
The difference between these two movements is the way in which
the watch is wound up. Manual-winding watches must be wound
by hand every day, whereas self-winding watches are wound
by an internal rotor which responds to wrist movements. Self-winding
watches usually have a power reserve of at least 40 hours
and therefore have sufficient energy reserves to maintain
a stable rate when the watch is not being worn (e.g. overnight).
Q. Does my watch need periodic checks?
Omikron watches are designed to provide a lifetime of accurate
and reliable service. However, every two or three years, or
when you replace the battery, you should visit an appointed
dealer or Authorized Service Center. They will inspect your
watch for any worn parts that may need replacement, check
whether it needs lubrication, and whether perspiration or
water, dust, etc., have penetrated the case.
Q. How should I care for my watch
case and band?
A Metal bracelets should be washed carefully in water. If
really dirty, use a soft toothbrush with soap and water to
brush away the dirt. Finally, rinse with water and dry carefully
with a soft cloth. If your watch is not water resistant, be
careful not to get water on the case. Cases should be wiped
gently with a slightly moistened soft cloth and then dried
carefully. Leather straps should be slightly loosened in the
summer, when they may absorb perspiration. A tight strap not
only prevents the passage of air over the strap undersurface
but can also cause a perspiration rash on the wrist. If the
strap ever becomes wet with perspiration, wipe it dry with
a soft cloth. When you take off your watch, leave it in a
well-ventilated spot. Never put it in a sealed container when
it is still damp with perspiration. Avoid leaving your watch
in direct sunlight. The strap color may fade.
Q. Is there such thing as a completely
Not really...in fact it's not even a legal term in the US
anymore, and for good reason. Even deep-sea submarines have
maximum depths beyond which they cannot safely travel. That's
because deeper water means higher water pressure, and eventually
water pressure will break the windows. Watches are rated for
"water resistance," which is an evaluation of how
much water pressure the moisture seals can withstand. Most
watches are rated to 50 meters, which is more than most of
us will ever need. Sport and diving watches are often rated
to 200 meters or more. Ironically, humans can only safely
dive to about half that depth, and extremely high depth ratings
are more an indicator of craftsmanship and status than actual
utility. Water resistance is also measured in ATM, or atmospheres.
One atmosphere is equivalent to 10 meters.