Instructions & How To Videos

How do I remove the plastic crown guard?
How do I set the time?
How do I adjust my Milanese mesh strap?
How do I change my watch strap?

Videos answering all of these questions and more can be found below:
(Nº 1953 and Emmeline editions have been used in these demonstrations – the same rules apply to other editions unless otherwise stated).

Alternatively visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM0xU8z9X8ZuNa4chfyU-9g?sub_confirmation=1 to view all videos, or contact us here with any further questions.

You can obtain the instruction manual for our watches fitted with a Swiss made Ronda quartz 513S movement here.

You can obtain the instruction manual for our watches fitted with a Citizen 9015 automatic movement here.

You can obtain the instruction manual for our watches fitted with a Citizen 8217 automatic movement here.

How To Add Extra Holes To Your G10 NATO Strap

  1. Mark out the hole via the center line from the existing holes. Use a white pencil to make the mark clearer.
  2. Take a hole punch, line it up to the mark and apply pressure to the strap.
  3. Use a lighter on the front and back to melt the frayed fibres to seal the and to make sure the material doesn’t tear.

    It’s as easy as that!

How To PUT ON A G10 NATO CANVAS STRAP

  1. Make sure the spring bars are securely fastened into the watch case.
  2. With the buckle side facing upwards, take the long tail of the strap and slide down the back of the watch via the top spring bar, underneath the watch.
  3. Slide the watch all the way to the end until it meets the metal keepers.
  4. Continue to slide the longer tail through the bottom spring bar until you can pull it it tight, so the strap is positioned tightly to the bottom of the watch.
  5. Thread the strap through both the additional keepers at the end of the shorter strap tail.
  6. Place the watch onto your wrist and fit the buckle at the desired position.
  7. Continue to thread the excess strap through the additional keepers for additional security.

How To Adjust A Screw Down Crown On A Watch

  • The screw down crown is threaded instead of a standard push fit.
  • Unscrew the crown counter-clockwise to allow the crown to move away from the watch case to reveal a gap.

To set the date:

  1. Pull the crown out one position (one “click).
  2. Rotate the crown clockwise to the correct date.
  3. Push the crown back into the case (one “click”).

To set the time:

  1. Pull the crown out of the watch case (you should feel two “clicks”).
  2. Rotate the crown clockwise or anti-clockwise to select the right time.
  3. Push the crown all the way back into the case (two “clicks”).

How To Shorten A G10 NATO Canvas Strap

  1. Cut the desired amount off strap from the watch with a standard pair of scissors.
  2. Melt the bottom of the strap with a standard lighter to make sure the edges of the canvas strap do not fray.

How Do I Remove the Plastic Crown Guard? (Automatic Watches)

  1. Locate plastic crown protector between crown and watch case.
  2. Pull component out as shown – you’ll need to remove this before your watch will function correctly.
  3. Before setting the time, push crown all the way into the watch case.
  4. If required, either wind the manually by rotating the crown clockwise 10 times to start the watch movement (alternatively, you can gently shake the watch to rotate the rotor blade to charge the main spring.

How Do I Remove the Plastic Crown Guard? (Quartz Watches)

  1. Locate plastic crown protector between crown and watch case.
  2. Pull component out as shown – you’ll need to remove this before your watch will function correctly.
  3. Before setting the time, push crown all the way into the watch case.

How Do I Set the Time & Date? (Automatic Watches)

To set the time:

  1. Pull the crown out of the watch case (you should feel two “clicks”).
  2. Rotate the crown clockwise or anti-clockwise to select the right time.
  3. Push the crown all the way back into the case (two “clicks”).

To set the date:

  1. Pull the crown out one position (one “click).
  2. Rotate the crown clockwise to the correct date.
  3. Push the crown back into the case (one “click”).

How Do I Set the Time? (Quartz Watches)

To set the time:

  1. Pull the crown out of the watch case (you should feel one “click”).
  2. Rotate the crown clockwise or anti-clockwise to select the right time.
  3. Push the crown all the way back into the case.

How Do I Remove My Leather Watch Strap?

(Only available for Nº 1934, Nº 1940, Nº 1953, Nº 1968 and Nº 1973 models. Have any questions for these or other editions? Contact us HERE.)

  1. Place the forked end of the spring bar remover tool in between the shoulder and leather strap.
  2. Push down into the leather strap to push the spring down into the spring bar and out of the shoulder.
  3. Repeat the process on the other side.

How Do I Adjust The Length Of My Milanese Watch Band?

  1. Take the fork end of the enclosed tool.
  2. Insert this into mesh strap adjustment section (you should see a hole in the clasp section).
  3. Prise the tool towards the mesh strap to lift the clasp section upwards.
  4. Slide the clasp up or down the Milanese band to desired length.
  5. Push the clasp section back into place until it clicks into place.

How Do I Fasten My Milanese Watch Band?

  1. Put watch in place on wrist.
  2. Lift safety clasp.
  3. Hook latch (section with embossed ‘A’ mark into place) over first bar.
  4. Push latch until it clicks.
  5. Flick safety clasp over component.

How Do I Fit My Milanese Watch Band?

  1. Identify both parts of the Milanese watch band. The top section has the embossed ‘A’ mark and the bottom section has the adjustable slider. Each will be fitted into their corresponding shoulders on the watch case.
  2. Take the top band and turn it over.
  3. Slide the spring bar into the channel on the watch band, and hold in place using your finger and thumb.
  4. Turn over the watch and position spring bar into one hole on the inside of the shoulder.
  5. Place the forked end of the spring bar remover tool into the spring bar and push down and across (you will notice a ledge on the spring bar in order to do this). Some adjusting might be required until you hear the spring bar click into place.
  6. Repeat the process with the bottom section of the Milanese watch band (being careful to fit it the correct way around).

How Do I Adjust the Length of My Jubilee Watch Band?

  1. Locate pin removal tool (this item comes free with every jubilee bracelet purchase). We have included 2 extra pins for long-term use of the item and in case of any breakages.
  2. Turn over jubilee bracelet and locate arrows on the back of the item. These indicate the direction the pins need to be pushed out.
  3. Adjust tool and lay bracelet flat.
  4. Line up tool to push directly into hole of link you wish to remove.
  5. Once lined up and position, turn screw clockwise to push the pin out of the bracelet.
  6. Unscrew the tool, take the pin out and repeat if necessary.
  7. To link the bracelet back together, we need to place a pin back in, towards the arrows.
  8. Push the looped end of the pin into the arrows. This then needs pushin via the tool (reverse action to above!)
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