Filenios watches are of good or very good quality, built to last, on the condition that their holder will stick to the following guidelines.
A mechanical watch that is used continuously should be serviced (disassembled – cleaned – re-assembled and lubricated – regulated – water resistance tested) approximately every five (5) years, unless its accuracy deviates more than ten (10) seconds per day, so it needs regulation or full service sooner. A high water resistance (10ATM+) watch that is used regularly in the sea, should be checked for water resistance at most every two (2) years.
A watch that is used periodically should rest with dial up, and the same holds true every time the watch is taken off the wrist and set aside.
A mechanical watch that rests for a long period should at least be winded every three (3) months, and should not remain without service for a period longer than 10-15 years, otherwise lubricants dry and the use of mechanism causes extra wear and tear.
A quartz watch that stops should change battery (or the old should be removed) as soon as possible for avoiding any old battery leakage.
A watch crown has 2 or 3 positions, (A) pushed in, (B) mid pushed out, (C) full pushed out. (A) position for winding, (B) position for adjusting the date, (C) position for adjusting hour and minute hands. Manual mechanical watches have usually only (A) and (C) positions. For a watch with date, the adjustment requires that the hour hand is always positioned between 3 and 9 o’clock, otherwise the change of date between 22.00 and 02.00 might cause significant wear and tear to certain mechanism parts. After proper hour positioning, the crown is set to position B selecting yesterday’s date, after the crown is set to position (C) and the proper date is set properly AM or PM, with the clock wise rotation of the hour/minute hands.
A watch with 50 meters (5ATM) water resistance or lower should not be used in the sea. Before using any watch in the sea, crown should be checked at pushed in position. Any watch, no matter its water resistance rate, should not be used during shower because the application of high temperature water might build moisture on the dial and inside the mechanism, with consequent negative effect on both.
A watch should not be used or left out in the following conditions, (a) extreme temperatures above 60C and below 0C (left out), (b) strong magnetic fields, (c) strong vibrations (unless quartz).
A watch could be cleaned with a tooth brush, only with crown in position (A), with soapy water (avoid extensive contact around the crown) in normal temperature, and be wiped immediately with soft paper or cloth.
A watch should be delivered for service to any local experienced technician on a free choice of its holder. Especially the hand painted dials should not be heated otherwise they will be spoiled and require very expensive restoration.