In a world where everything is about computers, smartphones, tablets and all sorts of gadgets, having a wristwatch for simply telling the time has become a bit weird. One of these watches that never go out of style are the Swiss Legend watches and there are many models to choose from.
The looks of Swiss Legend Watches
Many of the Swiss Legend models present a rather rugged appearance, featuring a steel case and a long lasting silicone strap.
In most Swiss Legend, models you’re gonna notice the chronograph face with three sub dials. A unidirectional rotating bezel surrounds the sub dials, whereas the hands and hour markers are luminous.
It’s also common for the Swiss Legend watches to have a small date box at the four o’clock marker.
The silicone strap may be embossed with a special tire tread pattern and Swiss Legend watches do present a rather sporty, sleek overall appearance.
Most of the Swiss Legend watches out there feature a Swiss-made quartz movement and are water resistant up to 330ft.
The lower chronograph dial tells you the day of the week.
The Swiss Legend watches have a good weight and just the right size, whereas the price is right for the fashion-watch you’re getting.
How to set it up
If you have used chronographs before, setting a Swiss Legend shouldn’t me that difficult.
You may notice how the crown unscrews to the “normal position” easily. You continue by pulling the crown outward until you notice the first and the second click. You should spin the watch hands until you get to the right day of the week and time of day.
Once you did that, you’re supposed to push in the crown to the “second position” and spin the crown clockwise in order to set the date.
You should get to the end of it while pushing the crown in all the way. You should be able to feel an inmost click, screwing the crown closed afterwards.
If you have a Swiss Legend watch without a calendar, you may begin by unscrewing crown counter-clockwise, pulling out the crown to position 2. You continue to set the time by turning the crown in the direction you need. Push in and/or screw down the crown clockwise back into Normal Position.
Set the time
In the case of a Swiss Legend with calendar, you may set time by unscrewing crown counter-clockwise and/or pulling out the crown to position 2. You start turning the crown until you get to the preview days date in the calendar frame. You continue by pulling the crown to position 3 and move forward the hour and minute hands until you get the date you want. Keep in mind to set it according to AM or PM.
You may set the time by turning the crown in the direction you wanted. Carefully push in and/or screw down the crown clockwise back into Normal Position.
In case your Swiss Legend has three hands, pull out the crown when the second hand points at the 12 o’clock/00” seconds. This should ensure more accuracy for the time setting.
You should start by pressing and holding down Pusher A and B at the same time for 2 or 3 seconds. You may continue by setting the minute counter to 30, pressing down on Pusher B. when it’s all set, it’s time to push down on Pusher A, adjusting the chronograph second hand. You’re almost done by pressing pusher A and B at the same time.
Note to self: never adjust the date between 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM. This ensures accuracy to your Swiss Legend.
Some useful tips
Having a Swiss Legend puts you in the position where you need to take care of it, for extending its lifespan.
For instance, it’s important to rinse your watch with some fresh water after contact with salt water and to never use the crown or pushers when your watch is wet. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t do it at all while your Legend is immersed in water.
After you set your watch, it’s essential to carefully push in and screw down the crown tight, so you increase water resistance. If you don’t screw down the crown, some may water damage my occur and the warranty is going to be void.
Take your Swiss Legend for inspection once a year and replace the battery when it’s all worn out.
Getting an automatic watch is special as it doesn’t need a battery and winds itself. You wear it daily so the movement of your wrist gives the mainspring to wind gradually, with no need for additional winding.
You may start the automatic by rotating the crown clockwise a number of turns, when it’s in normal operating position, but the screw down crowns have to be unscrewed first. You may also swinging it side to side for 30 seconds. It would be also useful to house an automatic watch in a watch winder box.