How to Use Your Automatic

How to Use Your Magrette Automatic Timepiece

B) Winding the mainspring

Automatic winding watch can also be hand winded by turning the crown in the "1st position" (this position is the natural position after unwinding crown).

Unscrew crown anti-clockwise until you feel it has unscrewed. Then wind 15-20 times and it will start to move naturally after shaking slightly.

Note: this will need to be done first to all models before you make any settings to your watch.

C) Setting the Time and Date

Moana Pacific models:

  1. Unscrew crown anti-clockwise until you feel it has unscrewed. Then pull the crown out to the 2nd position (pulled right out).
  2. Turn the crown to set hour and minute hands.
  3. Push the crown back to the normal position. Then turn 1/4 of a turn anti-clockwise keeping gentle downward pressure on crown and then reverse the turn clockwise while maintaining downward pressure on the crown. Continue until crown is finger tight.

Regattare 2011 (internal bezel):

  1. Unscrew bottom right crown anti-clockwise until you feel it has unscrewed. Then pull the crown out to the end.
  2. Turn the crown to set hour and minute hands.
  3. Adjusting the date pull out crown to a 2nd position and turn anti-clockwise until date is set.
  4. Push the crown back to the normal position. Then turn 1/4 of a turn anti-clockwise keeping gentle downward pressure on crown and then reverse the turn clockwise while maintaining downward pressure on the crown. Continue until crown is finger tight.

Adjusting internal bezel:

  1. Unscrew top left crown anti-clockwise until you feel it has unscrewed. Then keep turning crown anti-clockwise, the bezel will now turn to the postion you want it set at.
  2. Once set push the crown in and keep turning clockwise keeping gentle downward pressure on crown until crown is finger tight.

Common Questions

What is an Automatic?

An automatic is a mechanical watch whose mainspring is wound as a result of the wearer's arm motion.

How does an automatic watch work?

The movement of the wrist and body causes the rotor, a metal weight attached to a winding mechanism, to pivot freely on its staff in the center of the movement. The rotor rotates back and forth in a circular motion at the slightest action of the wrist. The rotor's movement winds the mainspring, a flat coiled spring that powers mechanical watches.

How much motion does an automatic need to work properly?

A person's normal arm and wrist motion will keep an automatic watch properly wound. People who are inactive--the elderly or patients confined to beds may need to wind their watch to keep it powered.

Is it safe to wind an automatic watch?

Sure. Winding the watch won't hurt it at all. If you haven't worn an automatic in a while, it is best to wind the stopped watch before putting it on. Ten to 15 turns of the crown is usually enough to give full power to the mainspring.

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