Proper care for your high-quality Swiss timepiece will protect your investment for years to come. Follow our Alpina watch ownership tips below to ensure your watch's longevity.
Taking Care of your Alpina Watch
- Swimming in salt water: take care to rinse your watch with fresh water immediately after your swim.
- Normal crown: to prevent humidity from entering the case, make sure the crown is always pushed back in the wearing position. Do not use chronograph pushers under water.
- Screw-in crown: to prevent water or humidity from entering the case, make sure the crown is always tightly screwed into the case. Do not use chronograph pushers under water.
- Water-resistance: a watch’s water-resistance cannot be guaranteed in all situations or for ever. The water-resistance can be affected by a shock to the crown, the ageing of gaskets (for example, due to the action of chemical products), etc.
- Shocks to the watch: different types of shocks – whether chemical, thermal, physical, magnetic or other – can affect your watch. Take care to avoid them.
- Temperature: avoid exposure to temperatures greater than 60°C (140°F), or below 0°C (32°F). Also avoid extreme changes in temperature, such as putting the watch in extremely cold water after prolonged exposure to the sun.
- Magnetism: avoid placing your watch on iPads, computers, loudspeakers, mobile phones or refrigerators. These devices generate powerful magnetic fields that can affect the precision of your watch.
- Care and cleaning of metal bracelets,rubber straps and water-resistant metal cases: clean with soapy water and a toothbrush and dry with a soft cloth.
- Chemical products: avoid direct contact with chemical cleaning agents, solvents, detergents, cosmetics and other chemical products, as they may damage your case, bracelet or rubber gaskets.