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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:

44mm 20 ATM Diver Watch Case Set for 2824 Movement
44mm Solid 316L stainless steel with screw down cr...
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22mm Sterile Aviator Pilot Watch Bracelet w/ Straight Edged Links
Here is a signed 22mm aviator pilot bracelet with ...
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TICINO 44mm Automatic Pilot Watch SUPERLUME / SAPPHIRE Crystal
Dial black with Swiss C1 SuperLuminova |Hands with...
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TICINO 47mm PVD Automatic Pilot Watch w/ Sapphire Crystal / SuperLuminova
•Crystal: Genuine domed inner AR coated sapphire c...
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Ticino Type B Automatic Pilot Watch PVD Sapphire Crystal w/ Superlume
316L stainless steel PVD case. Hands with blue tri...
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Handmade Black Calf Leather Watch Strap For 44mm Panerai Watches
24mm Lugs With 24mm Buckle.
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Parnis 40mm Diver GMT Submariner Ceramic Bezel
160 grams in total weight! Segull automatic self-...
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TICINO 44mm Vintage Hand Wind Pilot Chronograph Watch w/ White Dial
Functions: Hour, Minute second, Large second hand ...
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TICINO 44mm PVD Automatic Pilot Watch SUPERLUME / SAPPHIRE Crystal
Slightly domed genuine SAPPHIRE scratchproof cryst...
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PARNIS Jumbo 50mm U Boat Full Calender Automatic Diver Watch
Functions: Hours,Minute,Second,date,day of the wee...
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PARNIS 42mm Chronograph Pilot Watch
Functions: Hour, Minutes, Seconds, date and full c...
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Ticino 44mm Automatic Marine Chronometer Pilot Watch
Here is the new 2014 edition Ticino Marine Chronom...
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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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