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Welcome to Sizzlin' Watches! Authorized Ticino watches dealer.

We provide manual wind watches and automatic watches - styles include: diver watches, pilot watches / aviator watches, chronograph watches, and watch parts.

Featured Watch Models:

Custom 40mm Sub Diving Watch With Cermaic Bezel
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel case polished ...
Now $115.00
Sub Deep Sea 44mm PVD Automatic Diver Watch w/ Ceramic Bezel
PVD coated 44m excluding crown, solid 316L stainle...
Now $130.00
PARNIS 45mm 20ATM Pro Automatic Diver Watch PVD Coated
Water Resistance: 20 ATM / 660 Feet Suitable for d...
Now $199.99
Ticino Type B Automatic Pilot Watch Sapphire Crystal w/ Superlume
Automatic Citizen Miyota caliber 8215 movement (ma...
Now $189.99
TICINO 44mm Vintage Hand Wind Pilot Chronograph Watch
Movement: Segull TY2903 hand wind watch. 30 minut...
Now $274.99
Ticino 42mm Yellow Gold MASTERPIECE Full Skeleton Handwind Pilot Watch
Movement Sea-gull st3600k, deep carving is a handw...
Now $189.99
Handmade Black Calf Leather Watch Strap For 44mm Panerai Watches
24mm Lugs With 24mm Buckle.
Now $32.99
TICINO 44mm Vintage Hand Wind Pilot Chronograph Watch w/ White Dial
Functions: Hour, Minute second, Large second hand ...
Now $259.99
Custom 30ATM Diver Watch Submariner PLOPROF Sapphire Ceramic Bezel
Custom-built Pro Diver watch.
Now $155.00
Parnis 43mm Vintage Snowflake Submariner Diver Watch
Hands snowflake with vintage lume.
Now $164.99
Custom 20ATM Automatic Diver Watch Submariner with a Sapphire Crystal
Glass: Genuine sapphire crystal 2.1mm thick with i...
Now $259.99
Ticino Type B Automatic Pilot Watch PVD Sapphire Crystal w/ Superlume
316L stainless steel PVD case. Hands with blue tri...
Now $189.99
 

Automatic Watch Maintenance: A Guide for New Users


Unlike digital and quartz wristwatches, regular automatic watch maintenance is required for any self-winding timepiece, whether it be a pilot watch / aviator watch, diver watch, or chronograph watch. But don’t get the wrong impression; this does not mean that watches with automatic movement are prone to damage or malfunction. It is only because they are designed with mechanical clockwork, which every horologist would describe as rather complicated and traditional. How you should keep them in good working condition will be different from the way you usually treat your quartz timepieces. Automatic wristwatches basically need to be winded every two days. On the other hand, you can practically ignore a digital timepiece since it will continue to run anyway until its battery is used up.

For those who are planning to own an automatic watch in the future, it is necessary to learn the maintenance techniques to keep you in pace with time. Observing proper care for this kind of clock mechanism will also help prolong the life of your timepiece.

Maintenance Tips for Your Automatic Watch

Contrary to what many people think, the upkeep for an automatic watch does not cost much. There is not even a need for regular battery replacement since it is powered by mechanical force. However, you should also make “time” for tuning up your timepiece. Here are some recommended ways on how you can do it:

  • Make it a point to always check your watch for necessary winding. Depending on the power reserve of your watch, you may need to do it regularly. In most cases, a fully-wound automatic wristwatch can run straight for 48 hours. Wind the timepiece manually by pulling the crown and turning it clockwise. It is best if you have an electronic winder so you can conveniently keep the mechanism running. It is especially helpful for models that also have perpetual calendars and other timekeeping features.

  • The ideal number of turns for winding an automatic watch depends on the model. For men, 30 turns should make the timepiece fully wound. On the other hand, a woman’s watch will likely to need only 15-20 turns. Keep them within the prescribed limit to avoid damaging the rotor.

  • Lubricate the gears to avoid malfunction of the watch due to the coagulation of the oil. You can do this by simply winding the timepiece on a regular basis. However, full servicing and routine re-lubrication are still required every 3-5 years. Prior to these, you should check if the watch is still covered with the manufacturer’s warranty to prevent it from getting tampered by unauthorized repair or other automatic watch maintenance services.

 


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