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How to maintain the quality of your...

Swatch Watch

  • Water-resistance

    Your Swatch is water-resistant. A hard knock or other events such as battery changes might cause the watch to lose its water-resistance without you realizing it. Therefore, it is recommended to check it regularly.

  • Change of battery

    Be careful when changing the battery of your watch. There is a risk of damaging the movement and deteriorate the water-resistance.

  • Cleaning

    For all bracelets (except leather and delicate straps) and all water resistant watch cases use a toothbrush with soapy water and a soft cloth for drying.

  • Bathing in the sea

    Always rinse your watch with lukewarm water afterwards. Seawater especially affects the quality of the leather, painting and plastic.

  • Chrono hands adjustment

    When the Chrono hands are out of alignment (e.g. due to a shock or a knock), they can be quite easily “adjusted or calibrated” back to their original positions. For more details, please check the “hands adjustment” section in our manual on

  • Magnetic fields

    Avoid placing your watch on speakers or other electrical motors with strong magnetic fields as they can affect the running of your Swatch watch.

  • Shocks

    A hard knock might cause diverse damages to your watch. Therefore, avoid all types of shocks, including thermal shocks.

  • Temperatures

    Avoid extreme temperatures above 60C or 140 F, below -10C or 14F or extreme temperature changes.

  • Date change

    The date of the Swatch watch changes between 11 PM and 3 AM. Therefore, do not adjust the date function during this time. It could seriously damage the watch movement.

  • Polish the glass

    Light scratches on your synthetic glass can disappear by polishing it. Use polish cream (or abrasive dental fresh) or go to your Swatch retailer to refresh your watch.

  • Chemical products

    Avoid direct contact with solvents, detergents, mosquito repellent, perfumes, sun creams or other cosmetic and chemical products since they may damage the bracelet, the watch case, the glass or other synthetic and natural parts of your watch.

  • And finally

    If you have a problem with your Swatch product, contact your nearest Swatch retailer.