Caring For Your Watch

Each Shinola timepiece is designed and manufactured to the highest of standards. Unlike most other mechanical objects, a watch operates non-stop. In order to ensure optimal performance and longevity from your Shinola timepiece, please review the simple guidelines for care and precautions.


  • Clean your watch with a soft cloth and water only. Do not submerge your watch under water unless it is water rated.
  • After saltwater use, rinse watch under tap water and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
  • Metal bracelets should be cleaned periodically. Clean with a soft brush dipped in mild soapy water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
  • We advise having your timepiece serviced every 3-5 years (mechanical) or 5-7 years (quartz) to ensure long use and trouble-free operation.


Your timepiece is a complex integration of parts and components brought together by skilled craftspeople. There are certain actions or environmental situations that may damage or impede your timepiece's ability to perform optimally.

It is important to avoid the following conditions: extreme heat or cold, as well as prolonged periods of exposure to direct sunlight, exposure to wet conditions that exceed your timepiece's water rating. (See caseback and chart).

Exposure to magnetic fields will affect your watch's timekeeping. A quartz (battery powered) watch will resume normal timekeeping once its no longer being exposed to the magnetic field, but you may need to reset the time. It is also important to avoid extreme shock or impact.


End of Battery Life (EOL)

Your watch is equipped with a feature to indicate when the battery level is low. When the battery gets to that stage, the second hand will jump 4 steps at a time, every 4 seconds. This behavior lowers the power consumption while still displaying the time accurately and letting you know that it is time to change the battery.


Categories: Care & Expectations

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