Info & Facts


Founder Wilco Van Deijl’s passion for horology has inspired the Van Deijl brand to include only the finest and most prestigious timepieces in our watch collection. Find out more about how to care for your high-precision instrument.

Your watch is a very intricate piece of engineering. As a general rule, service intervals for mechanical watches and automatic watches (with a self-winding movement) are ±5 years. Quartz watches (powered by batteries) need servicing when required. These services are not to be confused with maintenance services that would include the yearly replacement of gaskets on all types of watches and certified testing for water resistance.

Batteries may last between 1 and 3 years depending on the condition of the movement. Batteries should be changed by the manufacturer or approved service agent.

Leather straps deteriorate depending on climatic conditions, sweat acidity and levels of wear and tear. A leather strap should, however, last for a period of at least 6 months before replacement is necessary.

Avoid knocking or dropping your watch (a precision instrument) on any hard surfaces.

Avoid chemical substances, gases, mercury and direct contact with sprays such as hairsprays, perfumes or detergents as this may cause discolouration.

Usually quartz watches are not affected by magnetism. Analogue watches use a tiny electric motor to turn the hands and can be affected by powerful magnetism.

Metal bracelets should be cleaned using a soft brush, mild soap and water. Rinse with water and carefully dry with a soft cloth. If your watch is not water resistant, do not get any water on the case. Clean the case, wiping gently with a slightly moist, soft cloth.

Store watches in a safe place that is dry, has a steady temperature and is free of dust.  Avoid vibration and handle with care.

The indicated resistance depth (e.g. 30 meters) refers to the static pressure that the watch can handle. A 30 meter water-resistant watch is in fact only splash resistant and can never be submerged in water.

  • Always make sure the push-buttons on your watch are pushed or screwed in before exposure to water.
  • Buttons must not be pressed and the crown must not be pulled out whilst a water resistant watch is under water or still wet.
  • If a watch is exposed to seawater, it should be washed well in fresh water and wiped dry.
  • A watch is tested for water-resistance and not for steam-resistance. Re move your watch before showering as steam may enter the watch casing.
  • Avoid sudden temperature changes. It may cause condensation inside the watch.

Watch guarantees only apply to manufacturing defects. The manufacturer will not compensate for accidents, negligence and ordinary wear and tear.