Brighton, Berlin, or Boston: Your timepiece is happy to go wherever you do. To make sure that it’s smiles all round, here are a few care tips for mechanical watches from the experts—NOMOS watchmakers.
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It's best to put your mechanical watch in your hand luggage—or simply wear it on your wrist. And if you’re traveling with Zürich Weltzeit or Tangomat GMT—even if it’s far, far away—they’ll let you know what time it is back home.
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The new NOMOS models Tangente Sport and Club Sport are particularly robust and suited to any diving trip—thanks to the screwed back, screw-down crown, and fantastic legibility. These watches stay watertight—to 1000 ft, or 30 atm.
Ahoi and Club also love water and, depending on the exact watch model, hold tight to 200 meters (Club Sport—above—even holds to 300 meters). Watches with a water resistance of 100 meters enjoy going sailing, swimming, snorkeling—but should stay on land for any deep sea diving. NOMOS timepieces with a water resistance of 3 atm are only splash-proof—and should be taken off for swimming or diving.
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Automatic watches take care of this for you—while you're strolling along the beach, jumping out of a plane, or reading your favorite magazine. Hand-wound watches will need a little more attention; preferably a few turns of the crown once a day, first thing in the morning.
Give your watch some time off too, by spending a few days without it on your wrist—or simply stop looking at it. After all, losing track of time can be the best thing about a vacation.
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