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How to Videos

So, you bought your luxury watch. Now what? In order to enjoy your watch to the fullest, you will need to know how to perform some basic maintenance, keeping it running optimally between services. These how-to videos will give you some step-by-steps on taking care of your watch.

How a Watch Works

We’re going to cover two sections, General Watch Lingo and Important Mechanical Terminology. And this is just scratching the surface, but hopefully helps you understand how these amazing machines function.

How To Wind a Watch

Think of winding a manual watch as a way to fill its gas tank. When you wind the watch it helps build the power reserve, so the watch will continue to run. Even if your watch is an automatic, it’s a good idea to wind the watch periodically.

How to Set a Date
(Using a Quickset Function)

Some watches come with a date function. They are typically either set scrolling through 24-hour periods or using a special setting called the quickset. This video will show you how to set a watch date using the quickset function.

How to Choose a Case Size

Every watch looks a little different depending on the size of your wrist or the size of the case. This video will give you a rundown on some things to think about before deciding on your next watch.

How To Change a Bracelet or Strap

You don’t need to buy a new watch to change your look up. Updating the strap or bracelet on your watch or watches can give your watch a new look and new life. You can dress the watch up or down depending on the strap that it’s on. This video will show you how to change them out.

How to Use a Watch Winder

A watch winder is great for an automatic wind watch. Since an automatic wind watch depends on the motion of your wrist to keep it wound, a watch winder is a good tool to use when you aren’t wearing your timepiece.

How to use a GMT Watch Function | Rolex GMT-Master II

In this video we use a Rolex GMT Master II 126710 Pepsi to show you how to set the GMT watch for 2 timezones, how to set the GMT watch for 3 timezones, and how to use the GMT watch as a compass. The GMT watch complication has been around for over 50 years thanks to Pan American Airlines and Rolex. And 50 years later the GMT complication still serves a purpose. In this video we show you how to use a GMT watch.

How to Set the Moon Phase on a Watch

In every way, timekeeping was born out of man’s fascination with the sun and its daily rhythms. The world’s earliest horologists used sundials to inform our now-familiar gears and hands. But of all the things they tracked, the lunar cycle was one of the most important.

3 Tips on How to Care for Your Watch

Whether you just purchased your first watch or you're adding to your collection. Here are three great tips to keep your watch performing optimally for years to come.

How to Use a Slide Rule on a Watch

Have you ever wondered what the additional numbers on the bezel of a Breitling Navitimer watch are for? They are a slide rule and they are great for everyday calculations. Here at Crown and Caliber we take a minute to explain its functions and some good ways to use it.

What's The Difference Between Solid End Links and Hollow End Links

The difference between solid end links and hollow end links on a watch bracelet is one we discuss all the time. We wanted to take a minute a clear up the differences between the two by looking at three different Rolex Submariners; the 16610, the 16610T and the 116610.

What You Should Know About Water Resistance in Watches

Have you ever wondered if your watch is waterproof? And what does the rating on the back of watches like a Rolex Submariner or OMEGA Seamaster actually mean? First and foremost, water-resistant and waterproof are not the same thing. The difference may seem trivial, but a watch should never be considered waterproof. We take a minute to look at some of the more common water resistance ratings and explain what they actually mean.

How to use a Bezel | Dive Watch - Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

One of the unique features of a dive watch is its unidirectional, rotating bezel. First released on the Blanpain Fifty Fathoms, and now a standard on all dive watches. This bezel has many uses outside of just diving.

How to Change a Bracelet | Watch with Lug Holes

Here's a simple guide on how to change a bracelet on a watch with lug holes. This is a great skill that allows you to change the appearance of your watch. It's also good to know for general cleaning and maintenance.

How to Use a Watch Chronograph Part 2 | The Tachymeter with an OMEGA Speedmaster

In a previous video we discussed the basics of a chronograph watch and how to use the standard functions. In this video we go a little deeper into one of the prominent features of a chronograph: the tachymeter. We will be using the OMEGA Speedmaster, First OMEGA in Space, to show how to measure average speed as well as distance.

Top Rolex Terms | How To Speak Rolex

Rolex terminology is a great primer to understanding the watch industry as an individual. Rolex has always been a master at marketing and a lot of these top Rolex terms are trademarked terms of things that they have created. And a lot of brands end up following suit, whether in naming or just in practice. So by going ahead and learning some of these top Rolex terms you’re kind of giving yourself of jumpstart in the hobby of watches. So what we have here is about a dozen of the most important Rolex terms. So we’re going to learn Top Rolex terms and How to Speak Rolex.

Anatomy of a Watch

Now you know how to operate your watch and keep it preforming its best. But, do you know the ins and outs of your watch? Check out our watch anatomy page to learn all the basic parts of your watch, and what each of them do.