2010 Watc h Tra i n i ng M a n u a l
Skagen Inspired. Inspiration resides throughout the Skagen Denmark product collections, from watches to jewelry to sunglasses and clocks, and comes to life through form, color and function. What has inspired the creation of Skagen Denmark products now takes place in a life of contemporary styling, quality design, subtle color combinations, comfortable fit and more. The northern coastal town of Skagen, Denmark, continually serves as a muse in the development of each piece in our collections, offering motivational components that build our products. From the shimmer of the Skagen coast, to the smooth shift of the beach sand in the breeze, to the crisp blue skies of summer, all that lives in Skagen comes to life for you.
Skagen Designs About Skagen................................................................1 The Creative Process.................................................2
Watch Collections White Label Steel.................................................................................. 4 Titanium...........................................................................5 Black Label Executive, Architect, Cocktail.............................. 6
Materials Steel, Titanium, Ceramic......................................... 8 Ion Plating, Glass........................................................ 9 CRYSTALLIZEDâ„˘ - Swarovski Elements, Diamonds......................................................................10 Movements, Batteries............................................... 11 Luminous, Dials.......................................................... 12
Instructions and Information Watch Band Standards..........................................14 Band Adjustments.................................................... 15 Movement Instructions...........................................16 Watch Care...................................................................19 Water Resistance.....................................................20 Reading Model Numbers....................................... 21 Warranty and Repairs............................................ 23 Frequently Asked Questions..............................24 Glossary........................................................................ 25
About Skagen Designs In 1989, Henrik and Charlotte Jorst came to the United States from their native Denmark to follow a dream: that of owning and running their own business, to introduce the Danish lifestyle and philosophy into the lives of many. Skagen Designs was founded by these two natives of Copenhagen on the principle that beautifully designed high-quality objects can be created at reasonable prices. Today, Skagen Designs is an international company with corporate headquarters in Reno, Nevada, USA, with regional offices in Albertslund, Denmark and Hong Kong, China. The company operates flagship stores in Skagen and Copenhagen, Denmark, and concept stores in Tokyo, Japan, and Taipei,Taiwan, and is positioned to open more flagship and concept stores across the globe in the near future. The company offers contemporary, Danish design accessories from timepieces, to jewelry, sunglasses and clocks.
About Skagen Denmark The Skagen Denmark brand came to life in 1989 and took inspiration from the Skagen town of Denmark. For centuries, the little village of Skagen and its kilometers of white sandy beaches have been visited by artists seeking the magnificent light; artists who by the 19th Century had spread Skagen’s beauty on canvasses that today are traded at leading auction houses. It is here where the natural purity and beauty of Danish design found its unique qualities. The small village on the edge of the sea continues to be the inspiration for all Skagen Denmark products. The Skagen Denmark Collections reflect owners Charlotte and Henrik Jorst’s creative Danish spirit with clean, elegant designs, skillful craftsmanship and technical perfection. The Jorst’s have a hand in designing each piece of the Skagen Collection.
T h e C re at i ve D e s i g n P ro c e s s Owners Charlotte and Henrik Jorst have their hands on every design for every collection they launch–from watches to jewelry to sunglasses. Teams of designers work together to create what envelops Skagen’s theme of “the elements of danish design”™.
The Elements of Danish Design Danish design is a concept inspired by the natural elements found throughout the landscape of Denmark. Such elements include the seas of Denmark, the sandy shores, the unique modern architecture of the cities, the lighthouses, the harvest of the Danish coastline such as shells and grass, and the pure and clear Danish skies. Danish design represents clean lines, sophisticated aesthetics, and innovative concepts. In the market place, time never stands still and so our innovation never sits idle. Our design team is on the pulse of current trends, with regular visits to design centers of the world including Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, New York and Hong Kong. We are never content to follow established trends. We stay true to our classic design philosophy and interpret trends accordingly. We observe, listen and innovate all to create lasting design pieces. The production of such lasting design pieces often demands special processes and tooling. These are often a challenge to create; however, we are never satisfied with “close enough”. We continually push and fine-tune designs to stay true to our standards. We know what we want and are not satisfied until the design, material and workmanship are all just right. The results of such hard work and dedication speak for themselves in the jaw dropping enthusiasm and excitement created whenever anyone views our product line.
Wa t c h C o l l e c t i o n s White Label After twenty years in the accessories design world, many have said the Skagen Denmark Watch Collections have reached a pinnacle of contemporary culture all their own. Loyal Skagen Denmark consumers across the globe enjoy the watch collections that epitomize the elements of Danish design, with graceful style, slim and sleek lines, subtle, inspiring colors, and ageless pieces that last year after year. Designers at Skagen continue to work on the collections that reflect the Danish lifestyle and elements of modern design and all that has come to life in the Skagen Denmark products throughout the years.
Black Label The evolution of design in the Skagen Denmark watch collections has come to its pinnacle with the Black Label Collection. This collection presents revolutionary, modern designs for the design connoisseurs: design without frontiers. While the inspiration expands its borders and looks for beauty, abstract and unusual shapes everywhere it meets the eye, the design elements portray a minimalist sensibility that is synonymous with the Skagen Denmark brand. The Black Label collection is the realization of decades of design and experience.
Steel The Skagen Denmark Steel Collection shines with style. Each piece is design-driven with elegance and contemporary flair. Skagen’s foundation was built on the signature mesh band featured in this collection. Bands come in mesh, links or leather with cases made of stainless steel in colors of silver, black, grey, gold, rose gold or brown. All Skagen Denmark Steel Collection watches have a water resistance up to 3ATM. Mesh Skagen Denmark Stainless Steel mesh watches are the most recognizable of the brand, with their slim cases and profiles and innovative mesh bands. The design of these watches epitomizes just what contemporary means, which is a blend of modern with classic, creative with construction, heritage with modern movement. • Japanese Quartz Movement, Swiss Parts Quartz • Hypo-Allergenic Nickel Safe • Stainless Steel Case and Mesh • Water Resistant up to 3ATM Links Skagen Denmark Stainless Steel link watches embody the classic timepiece, yet still feature the same slim, sleek case design Skagen is known for. These innovative link designs took inspiration from the creative Danish architecture as well as the merging of the sea to the shore. • Japanese Quartz Movement, Swiss Parts Quartz • Hypo-Allergenic Nickel Safe • Stainless Steel Case and Links • Water Resistant up to 3ATM. Leather Skagen Denmark Stainless Steel watches in leather offer sleek, sharp looks that embrace any wrist with style. The genuine leather straps can be smooth or textured, with or without stitching, and they connect to stainless steel cases in many inspiring colors. • Japanese Quartz Movement, Swiss Parts Quartz, Automatic Movment (featured in previous Skagen Denmark models) • Hypo-Allergenic Nickel Safe • Stainless Steel Case • Genuine Leather Straps • Water Resistant up to 3ATM
Titanium The Skagen Denmark Titanium Collection presents contemporary styles with a hardy attitude, designed to last in any wardrobe. Bands come in signature Skagen mesh, links or leather in colors of grey, black or brown. Case styling is remarkably slim. Mesh Skagen Denmark Titanium watches with mesh bands are sleek, slim, lightweight, stylish and functional. The slender profile for these timepieces tells the Skagen story, inspired by the elements of Danish design. • Japanese Quartz Movement • Hypo-Allergenic Nickel Safe • Titanium Case and Stainless Steel Mesh • Water Resistant up to 3ATM Links Skagen Denmark Titanium watches with links are innovative works of art. The link styles are geometric and slim to provide outstanding fit and function. • Japanese Quartz Movement • Hypo-Allergenic Nickel Safe • Titanium Case and Links • Water Resistant up to 3ATM Leather Skagen Denmark Titanium timepieces with leather bands are masterfully crafted. The avant garde styling of these watches is sure to get you noticed. • Japanese Quartz Movement • Hypo-Allergenic Nickel Safe • Titanium Case and Genuine Leather Band • Water Resistant up to 3ATM
The Executive Collection The Skagen Denmark Executive Collection is inspired by professional drive in the work place. Ideal for creating polished style and tailored looks regardless of geography. Takes you from the board room to today’s mobile office. • • • •
Swiss Made Quartz Movement Hypo-Allergenic Nickel Safe Stainless Steel Case and Genuine Italian Leather Straps Water Resistant up to 5ATM
The Architect Collection The Skagen Denmark Architect Collection is structured around the essence of functionality and durability. Inspired by both rugged and industrial materials, these objects of desire are built to stand the test of time. • • • •
Swiss Made Quartz Movement Hypo-Allergenic Nickel Safe Stainless Steel Case, Mesh and Links or Titanium Case and Links Water Resistant up to 5ATM
The Cocktail Collection The Skagen Denmark Cocktail Collection provides timeless luxury for the new decade and beyond. Styles feature metallic minimalism, combining unique gemstone and genuine diamond accents, redefining the approach to ultimate glamour. • • • •
Swiss Made Quartz Movement Hypo-Allergenic Nickel Safe Stainless Steel Case and Links, or Genuine Italian Leather Straps with Satin Top Water Resistant up to 3ATM
Steel Skagen Designs uses stainless steel materials that are hypo-allergenic nickel safe. Stainless steel is an alloy compound that is ‘nickel safe’, not nickel free. Skagen manufacturers are held to the EU standard of 0.5ug. S/S mesh band (316 and 304). Note that ion plating does not contain any nickel during the production process. Stainless steel material is well known for its long lasting durability and non-corrosive properties and it is used across many industries.
Titanium Skagen’s titanium line of watches use titanium for the watch case and link bands. Generally, Skagen uses commercially pure titanium (Grade TA2) due to its special look and feel. Titanium is hypoallergenic and highly corrosion resistant. Some titanium line watches are plated in order to provide a color other than gun-metal gray. All have the strength and light weight of titanium and are nickel safe. Grade TA1
Unalloyed Titanium: Main use in heat exchangers, airframes, chemical desalination and marine parts, plate-type heat exchangers, cold spun or pressed parts. Platinize anode—High formability
Unalloyed Titanium: Airframes, aircraft engines, marine chemical parts, heat exchangers, condenser and evaporator tubing. Great combination of strength, formability, ductility and weld-ability.
Unalloyed Titanium: Chemical, marine, airframe and aircraft engine parts which require formability strength, weld-ability and corrosion resistance.
The highest strength pure unalloyed Titanium: Chemical, marine, airframe and aircraft engine parts, surgical implants, high speed fans, gas compressors, used in hydraulic and instrumentation tubing. Good formability and corrosion resistance combined with high strength
Ceramic Skagen Designs uses ceramic materials that are hypo-allergenic. Ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic material formed by the action of heat; it is a high-tech material that is scratch resistant. Although ceramic is strong and scratch resistant, it can chip, so it must be handled with care and stored properly.
Ion Plating In line with our mission to designing unique, yet attainable products, we incorporate distinctive color offerings into our watches, and we do so with an extremely reliable and established process called ion plating (referred to as IP in our marketing materials). Ion plating is one of the most advanced surface finishing processes for watches. In older, more traditional methods the coating on the surface of the case or straps can be rubbed off easily. Ion plating is made by the formation of chemical gases which leads to more durability, more wear resistance, and can also offer better color. Using different gas will form different colors: IPG (gold color) = TiN (Titanium nitride) IPG (light gold) = ZrN ( Zirconium nitride) IP violet/brown = TiAlN (Titanium aluminum nitride) IP grey (gun metal or charcoal) = TiC (Titanium carbonate) IP black = TiAlCN (Titanium aluminum carbon nitride) IP rose gold = TiN+Cu (Titanium nitride + Copper) IP platinum = Pt (Platinum)
The longevity of ion plating as abrasion tests have proven: • The Abrasion test for IP Brown, and Grey l can pass 48 hours; the industry assumes this is equivalent with color lasting two years; after two years, the plating will not simply come off; the watch will start to suffer discoloration daily (you will start seeing the silver from underneath).
• The Abrasion test for IP Black, Gold, Platinum and Rose gold passes 24 hours; the industry assumes this is equivalent with color lasting one year.
Skagen Denmark offers the most advanced means for color-plated watches, allowing us to offer our customers the highest level of value when purchasing a Skagen watch.
Friction “I” Ring Construction
“L” Ring Construction
The watch crystal is a very important feature of the watch; its sole purpose is to protect the watch face. The two types of crystals featured in Skagen watches are a Regular Mineral Glass or an XE Hardened Glass. Both are quality crystals used in the watch industry, and the style chosen depends upon the diameter of the case, the water resistance performance, and the overall design of the watch. Skagen Denmark uses flat and curved glass. Keep in mind that all crystals, no matter what material or processes used, are susceptible to both breaking and scratching. No glass is scratch-proof; if a watch is advertised as “scratchresistant” it only means that the crystal is difficult to scratch, not impossible. In our continual objective of bringing our customers unique product at a high value, the XE Hardened Glass Crystal is a super hardened mineral glass imported from Switzerland, using a confidential hardening formula to increase the durability and reliability of the crystal. The new ring has an L-shape and a softer composition that has a “cushion” effect releasing tension from the case on the crystal. For all L-ring construction the inside case back marking will have an ‘N’ or ‘new1’ after the factory code so that it is easy to recognize the new and old construction.
Skagen Denmark watches use only the highest quality of crystals on the dial and bezel of the watch. By partnering with Swarovski, Skagen Denmark is elevating the brand with authenticity and integrity by using Made with CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements. Our contract reference number is 115 1156. CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements can be placed on the dial by a very strong glue, or setting (prong or seat). The size of the stone varies from .90 –1.10mm.
Diamonds All diamonds from Skagen Denmark are certified single cut round diamonds, SI1-2 H-I or Top Wesselton V V S 1-2. These diamonds offer luxury and value at an affordable price point.
Clarity All gem diamonds can receive a clarity rating based on the industry standard scale: FL (flawless)- I3 (heavily included). Diamond clarity is the quality of diamonds relating to the number of internal characteristics of a diamond called inclusions and surface defects called blemishes. Inclusions include: clouds, feathers, included crystals or minerals, knots, cavities, cleavage, bearding and internal graining. Blemishes include: polish lines, grain boundaries, naturals, scratches, nicks, pits and chips.
Carat Carat weight varies between 0.054-0.06 depending on the model.
Cut Cut refers to the facet proportions on the surface of a diamond. More than any other factor, the precision of these facets determines the beauty of the stone. All Skagen diamonds are round, single cut.
The precise shape, placement and angle of each facet determine a diamond’s brilliance.
Color The colored tinting found in most diamonds is caused by minute impurities within the stone. The untrained eye is incapable of making the color evaluations that can affect the value of a stone. Skagen uses H-I, near colorless, diamonds. D
H rated diamonds are graded as “Nearly Colorless”.
Three different types of setting are used for diamonds placed on the dial: prong, UP and round chrome. skagen denmark
M ove m e nt s White Label Skagen Denmark watches use a variety of movements in the Steel and Titanium Collections. The most commonly used is Japanese quartz movement and Swiss parts quartz. Japanese quartz movements are known for their precision in the watch industry as extremely reliable timekeepers. Swiss parts quartz movement is movement blanks that have been manufactured in Switzerland but assembled abroad. Swiss parts indication only appears on the movement not on the dial or case. A quartz movement is powered by a battery and is called quartz because the battery works in combination with a quartz crystal. The greatest advantage of a quartz watch is that the movements needs no winding to keep it working, in addition quartz movement watches require fewer time adjustments and less maintenance than mechanical watches.
A Japanese automatic movement is a mechanical movement with a self winding design. An automatic watch runs off the energy produced by motion which winds the spring. The movement features a rotor that spins when the watch is in motion. The mechanism transfers the energy from the spinning rotor to the main spring of the winding system. One drawback to automatic movements is that they can gain or lose a few minutes per month. Owners should check these watches once or twice a month to adjust the time. Black Label
Swiss Made quartz movements showcase a high level of craftsmanship in the Black Label Collection, ensuring only the utmost in quality. The movement components are assembled in Switzerland, and no facet of the movement leaves the factory without proper supervision and approval. A Swiss Made quartz movement combines the movement with the chassis and jewels of a mechanical watch to form the most accurate and most durable quartz watches. To reduce friction in Swiss Made quartz movements synthetic gem crystals are placed in the spaces of the movement; referred to as jewels. Using jewels rather than metal minimizes temperature changes and holds lubricant longer resulting in the high level of durability and accuracy these movements provide.
Batteries White label The battery life for the White Label watches varies from 2-5 years, with the average being 4 years. The battery life of a watch is dependent upon the complications of the watch, a simple 2-hand function watch-life will be longer than that of a multi-function watch; the more functions a watch offers the less the battery life will be. Skagen Denmark using highly reputable battery brands including Sony, Energizer, and Maxell. 11
Black label The battery life for the Black Label watches varies from 3-10 years, with the average being 6 years. The battery life of a watch is dependent upon the complications of the watch, a simple 2-hand function watch-life will be longer than that of a multi-function watch; the more functions a watch offers the less the battery life will be. Skagen Denmark using highly reputable battery brands including Sony, Energizer, Maxell, and Renata.
Luminous Skagen Denmark uses Newlite C1 luminous material on some models which can last up to 30 minutes. The luminous appears white inlayed in hands and indexes and glows in green when activated. The luminous material needs to absorb natural or artificial light for a period of time in order to activate it, then gives off light at a rate lower than that of the absorbed light source. Many Skagen Denmark models use luminous indexes and hands to provide enhanced readability at night or in dark spaces.
Dials In general a Skagen Denmark watch dial is made of brass, which is the typical material found in watch dials and considered to be high quality. There are multiple dial finishes available in the Skagen line, these finishes are done on top of the brass dial; current finishes available in the Skagen Denmark line include sunray dials, shiny dials, brushed dials, Mother-of-Pearl dials, carbon fiber dials and gemstone dials . A sunray and shiny dial finish both give off a nice shine to the color of the dial, with the sunray graduating out from the center of the dial while the shiny dial is consistent throughout. The brushed finish dials offer a more matte look; the dial can be brushed in different directions which is done to best fit with the overall design of the watch; the dial can be vertically brushed, circular brushed, or an irregular brushing which is not as uniformly done, however still giving off a nice matte appearance. Dials can also be sandblasted for a nice matte look. Dials are also given accents using chrome labeling for indexes and outlines, applying CRYSTALLIZEDâ„˘ - Swarovski Elements, or coated with enamel; there are many ways to make a watch dial unique. Mother-of-Pearl dials are the milky interior shell of a mollusk which is sliced thin to use on a watch dial, these dials are more expensive since Mother-of-Pearl is considered a wild animal product and has special importing requirements. Carbon Fiber is a material made with carbon filament threads, these threads are comprised of several thousand seven-micron carbon fibers held together by resin. The atomic structure of carbon fiber is similar to that of graphite, consisting of sheets of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern, and is an extremely lightweight and resilient material. Carbon fiber is currently used on our watch dials in our Titanium menâ€™s collection. The gemstone material used in some of the watches is manmade. The melting of glass creates an explosion of metallic crystal accents which results in the unique glittering appearance of these dials
I n st r u ct i o n s a n d I nfo r m at i o n
Wa t c h B a n d S t a n d a r d s Skagen offers several types of watch bands to accommodate most customer preferences, which includes leather straps, silicone straps, mesh bands, metal links and ceramic links. The watch band is a very important feature of a watch â€“ it not only reflects the design of the watch, it most importantly reflects the commitment to quality of the watch company. Of all the features a watch can offer, none of them will matter if your watch does not fit properly, is uncomfortable to wear, or worst of all falls off and is lost. As always, Skagen is educated on this topic and adheres to the highest of standards in regards to the tolerances of our band fits and attachments. Below is an illustration which explains the measurement used for our minimum length and maximum length specifications; you will note the measurements are taken from the inner diameter of a buckled watch, and the specifications vary by strap-type. Attachment Type
fits wrist size (min/max)
Leather Strap Men
157 - 210 mm
148 - 195 mm
Mesh Band Men
155 - 210 mm
145 - 195 mm
Metal Band Men
155 - 210 mm
145 - 195 mm
Minimum length refers to the inside perimeter of the buckled watch in the first hole position. Maximum length refers to the inside perimeter of the buckled watch in the last hole position. Minimum length refers to the inside perimeter of the closed watch on the first adjustable rill. Maximum length refers to the inside perimeter of the closed watch on the last adjustable rill. Minimum length refers to the inside perimeter of the buckled watch without adjustable links. Maximum length refers to the inside perimeter of the buckled watch with all adjustable links.
Band Adjustment Skagen signature mesh bands are easily adjustable and are flexible.
Adjusting the clasp: LIFT: place a small tool (flathead screwdriver or adjustment tool) in the slot on the clasp. Lift the bar in the direction facing away from the straight pin (place the tool so the handle is in the direction of the case of the watch). Leveraging the tool against the straight pin may result in the straight pin bending. SHIFT: the adjustable buckle to the desired position (make sure the clasp is set in one of the indentations on the back of the band). PRESS: press the slotted clasp closed â€“ not using the straight pin as leverage to protect against bending.
Metal / Titanium Links
Securing the Clasp - Skagen signature mesh clasps are easily secured in three easy steps. HOOK â€“ SNAP â€“ CLASP. Pull the Hook over the pin, Snap the flat clasp closed, then close the security Clasp. Link bands are completely adjustable anywhere watches are serviced. Sizing a Link Bracelet 1. Using small, pointed tool, insert tip into hole on underside of band and push the pin out. Grasp pin and pull out. Arrows on band indicate direction that links are to be removed. 2. In order to remove one link, two pins must be removed.
3. If removing more than one link, remove an equal number of links from both sides to keep the symmetry of the wristband. 4. After removing the necessary number of links, tap the remaining pins back into place using a small nylon head hammer.
*Ceramic link bands do not use arrows as they are uni-directional and can be removed from either side. However the inner link contains a link pin sleeve that must be inserted prior to the pin in order to secure the pin. Loss of the sleeve will result in an insecure pin which can cause the links to separate if the pin falls out.
M ove m e nt s Swiss Made GMT 24H Movement Instructions A. SETTING THE TIME 1. Pull the 1 crown out to the 3rd position. 2. Turn crown clockwise to set time 3. Push crown back in, second hand will begin to run B.
SETTING THE DATE 1. Pull crown out to 2nd position 2. Turn crown clockwise to set date 3. Push crown back in to its normal position 4. Never correct date between 9PM and 3AM
2ND TIME ZONE 1. Pull crown out to 2nd position 2. Press pushbutton A to set 24H time 3. Push crown back in to its normal position
Second Time Zone
Swiss Made 2 Eye Multifunction Movement Instructions A. SETTING THE TIME 1. Pull the 1 crown out to the 2nd position. 2. Turn the crown to set the hour and minute hands. 3. When the crown is pushed back to the normal position, second hand begins to run. B. SETTING THE DATE and DAY 1. Use pusher A to set the current date and pusher B to set the current day.
With pusher A at 4 o’clock position and pusher B at the 8 o’clock position, you must not use these quick change correctors between 11:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. because the automatic change mechanism is in operation between these times.
M ove m e nt s Standard Instructions 1
A. B. C. D.
Pull the crown out to the middle position. 2 Rotate the crown to set date. Pull the crown out to the fully extended position 3 and rotate crown to set the desired time. Push the crown back to its normal position. 1 The date and time are now set.
Multifunction Instructions Day
A. Pull the crown out to the middle position 2 turning counter-clockwise to set the date. B. Pull the crown out to the fully extended position. 3 Rotate clockwise cycling through hours to set day. Then set time. C. Push the crown back to its normal position. 1 The date and time and hour are now set.
1• 23 •25 •2 9• 2
• 14• 15 •17 •1 13
S • FR I • UR
N • TUES MO
• 9• 1 31 1 •3 7• 2
• 9• 11 •1 • 2 • 5• 7
T • SUN • SA
• WE D • T H
• • • 16 18 20
• •8 • • 4 6 10
• • 2 2 2 4 •2
• 1 3 •1
Chronograph Instructions A. B.
Press down to start and stop the stopwatch. A Controls day, date and time functions. B 1. Pull the crown out to the middle position. 2 Rotate the crown to set date. 2. Pull the crown out to fully extended position 3 and rotate crown to set desired time. 3. Push the crown back to its normal position. 1 The date and time are now set. C. Press down to reset stopwatch. C
Chronograph Second Hand
24 Hours A 24
60 50 40
Calendar Second Hand
CHRONOGRAPH RESET This should be performed when second hand does not return to 0 second position. A. Pull the crown out to the middle or fully extended position ( 2 or 3 depending on model). B. Continuously press A button to advance chronograph hands to set second hand to 0 position. C. Once hands have been zeroed, reset the time and return the crown to normal position.
3 Hand Day and Date A)
SETTING THE TIME 1. Pull the crown out to the 3 position. 2. Turn the crown to set hour and minute hands. 3. When the crown is pushed back to the normal position, second hand begins to run. B) SETTING THE DATE 1. Pull the crown out to the 2 position. 2. Turn the crown counter-clockwise to set the date.*If the date is set between the hours of around 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM, the date may not change on the following day. 3. After the date has been set, push the crown back to the normal position. C) SETTING THE DAY OF THE WEEK 1. Pull the crown out to the 2 position. 2. Turn the crown counter-clockwise to set the date.*If the date is set between the hours of around 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM, the date may not change on the following day 3. After the day of the week has been set, push the crown back to the normal position.
Day of the Week 1
Big Date Instructions A. On the first day of a new month the date has to be manually set from 31 over 39 to 1 by the user. The date change (e.g. from 21 to 22) has a long changing time (2-3 hours) instead of the normal 1 hour changing time. B. To set First Digit: Pull crown out to first position 2 , turn counter-clockwise to set. To set Second Digit: Pull crown out to first position 2 , turn clockwise to set. C. To set Time: Pull crown out to second position 3 , turn to set the correct time.
Retrograde Dual Time Instructions A)
SETTING THE TIME 1. Pull the crown out to the 3 position. 2. Turn the crown to set hour and minute hands. 3. When the crown is pushed back to the normal position, second hand begins to run. B) SETTING THE DATE 1. Pull the crown out to the 2 position. 2. Turn the crown counter-clockwise to set the date.*If the date is set between the hours of around 9:00 PM and 2:00 AM, the date may not change on the following day. 3. After the date has been set, push the crown back to the normal position. C) SETTING THE 2nd TIME (24 Hours) 1. Pull the crown out to the 2 position. 2. Turn the crown counter-clockwise to set the 2nd time(24H). 3. After the 2nd time (24H) has been set, push the crown back to the normal position.
Wa t c h C a r e Skagen suggests the following solutions for cleaning metal and crystal surfaces: 3:1 solution of ammonia based window cleaner to water. 4:1 solution of rubbing alcohol to water. These suggested solutions will evaporate cleanly from metal and glass surfaces. *Do not use soap products, soap will leave residue behind when dry. To clean the case and crystal: Moisten a soft cloth with one of the above solutions. Gently wipe the case and crystal clean. Be careful not to put too much stress on the crystal as you clean. NEVER immerse or soak the case/crystal portion of the watch, regardless of water resistance rating. Moisture could seep past the seals over time. To clean the band or strap: Metal watchbands Dip a cotton swab in the above solution, and gently rub it into the soiled portion of the band. For more intricate mesh bands, you may want to use a soft bristle toothbrush or nailbrush. Be sure to cover the case of the watch during this process so as not to soak it. For stubborn soil, you may want to bring it to a jeweler for a professional cleaning. Rubber or Silicone watchstraps Simply wipe them down with a damp, soft cloth. Avoid soaps and solvents as they may dry or crack the plastic. Leather watchstraps (Top Grain) Top grain leather can be characterized by its smooth, somewhat shiny appearance. To clean this type of leather, follow the same procedure as with the rubber watchband. Simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth, using water only. You may want to use leather conditioner or a small amount of hand lotion to keep the leather supple over time. Top grain leather may develop a milky “haze” if left alone for extended periods. This can simply be wiped away or removed with leather conditioner. Leather watchstraps (nubuck) This is essentially full grain leather with the top layer shaved off, leaving a flat, smooth finish. A product called a “nubuck eraser” can be found at better shoe repair shops. It will help to remove most light stains and debris from nubuck.
Satin watchstraps Dampen a cloth with cold water and blot the strap in a downward motion, dry the strap immediately with a hand towel. Avoid soaps and solvents as they may stain the satin.
Ceramic watchbands Wipe the ceramic with a water soaked damp cloth, and then dry it with a lintfree cloth.
Wa t e r R e s i s t a n c e There are several features that help make a watch water-resistant. The most important is the gaskets, or “0” rings-made of rubber, nylon or Teflon which form watertight seals at the joints where the crystal, case back and crown meet the watch case. If the watch is a chronograph, the chronograph pushers will also have gaskets. In addition, water-resistant watch cases are lined with a sealant, applied in the form of a quick-hardening liquid, which helps keep water out. The thickness and material of the case is also a factor in determining whether a watch can safely be worn underwater. The case must be sturdy enough to withstand pressure without caving in. In general, this means a steel or titanium case. A screw-in case back, as opposed to one that pushes in, also contributes to a watch’s water resistance. A screw-in crown, a feature of many divers’ watches, helps prevent water getting into the case through the watch-stem hole. When it is screwed down it forms a water tight seal much like the seal between a jar and its lid. The different levels of water resistance as expressed in meters are only theoretical. They refer to the depth at which a watch will keep out water if both watch and the water are perfectly motionless. These conditions, of course, are never met in the real swimmer’s or diver’s world. In real life, the movement of the wearer’s arm through the water increases the pressure on the watch dramatically; so it can’t be worn to the depths indicated by lab testing machines. Most Skagen Watches are rated at 3ATM for water resistance. What does this rating mean? ATM or “atmospheres” is the amount of pressure a watch can withstand before leaking. A 3ATM watch will withstand pressures equivalent to about 30 meters, or 100ft under water. It is important to note that this is a measure of pressure NOT depth. For example, the pressure from the water coming from the shower hitting the seals of the watch is far greater than 3 atmospheres. The following are “real world” examples of the water resistance of each rating:
3ATM Water resistant to 30 meters (100 feet). Will withstand splashes of water or rain but should not be worn while swimming or diving.
5ATM Water tested to 50 meters (165 feet). Suitable for showering or swimming in shallow water.
Not Water Resistant – You will know that your Skagen watch is NOT water resistant if there are no markings on the watch.
You can find the level of water resistance of your watch by referring to the case back.
H o w t o R e a d S k a g e n D e n m a r k Wa t c h Model Numbers The watch model number is located on the case back of all Skagen Denmark watches to provide easy model identification.
Typical case back
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The first set of numbers describes the case style. In this example, the style is a 433 case.
The final letter describes the color of the watch dial. In this example, the dial is B which is black.
Dial/Mesh and Link Strap Colors B = Black G = Gold Ion Plated R = Rose Gold Ion Plated D = Brown M = Charcoal Grey MP = White Mother-of-Pearl PMP = Pink Mother-of-Pearl S = Stainless Steel T = Titanium
The letter following the case style number is the size indicator. The L indicates this watch has a large case. There are various sizes in watches: XS = Extra Small S = Small L = Large XL = Extra Large XXL = Extra-Extra Large U = Unisex Case Color The next letter indicates the case color. Look at the chart below for other color codes. The case color in this example is S for stainless steel finish. G = Gold Ion Plated S = Stainless Steel T = Titanium R = Rose Gold Ion Plated D = Brown Ion Plated M = Grey Ion Plated B = Black Ion Plated PL = Platinum Band Material The next letter indicates the band or strap type. The L indicates that this watch has a leather strap. C = Ceramic F = Fabric strap (satin, other textile) L = Strap (Leather) R = Rubber or Silicone S = Stainless Steel X = Link 2 = High polished leather 4 = Croco 4a = Shiny Croco 5 = Nubuck 7 = Lizard 8 = Snake 8a = Shiny Snake
Leather Strap Colors B = Black C = Off White or Cream D = Brown E = Lime Green F = Fuchsia G = Gold GR = Green I = Ice Blue L = Leaf Green N = Navy Blue O = Orange P = Pink R = Red S = Salmon T = Beige TQ = Turquoise V = Purple W = White Y = Yellow
Wa r r a n t y
Your Skagen Denmark watch is protected by Skagen Designs International Limited Lifetime Warranty, under the terms and conditions of this warranty. The Warranty covers defects due to faulty material or workmanship, subject to normal conditions of use. The Warranty comes into force only if the International Warranty Card is fully and correctly completed by an authorized Skagen Denmark dealer. This warranty does not cover: Battery, glass, bands, straps, bracelets, exposed crystals and other embellishments Damage (including water damage) as a result of poor care, accidents, and normal wear and tear In case of defects covered by the warranty, your Skagen Denmark watch will, at the sole option of Skagen Designs, be repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty becomes void in the event of servicing or repair of the watch by any person not duly authorized by Skagen Designs or its representatives, except for mesh band or link band adjustment. You may have greater rights under local laws.
International Warranty Card
Should you require service for your watch, please contact your authorized Skagen Denmark dealer or one of our authorized Skagen Denmark service centers as set forth in the International Service Network booklet. Warranty repairs require the International Warranty Card. You may visit us at www.skagen.com or call for additional instructions. Our dealers and service centers are always at your disposal for warranted or non-warranted repairs, the latter done at an appropriate charge. If work is done under the warranty, the Skagen Denmark dealer or service center may charge for postage and handling.
Fr e q u e n t l y A s k e d Q u e s t i o n s Q. Do Skagen Denmark watches have a warranty? A. Yes, our industry leading warranty is as follows: Skagen watches are subject to quality tests at every stage of the manufacturing process. Our watches are guaranteed to be free from any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship, subject to normal conditions of use. The Limited Lifetime Warranty covers all parts except strap, crystal and battery. Please see Page 23 for further details. Q. How do I clean my Skagen watch? A. Skagen suggests the following solutions for cleaning metal and crystal surfaces: 3:1 solution of ammonia based window cleaner to water. 4:1 solution of rubbing alcohol to water. Do not use soap products. These suggested solutions will evaporate cleanly from metal and glass surfaces. Soap will leave residue behind when dry.
To clean the case and crystal: Moisten a soft cloth with one of the above solutions. Gently wipe the case and crystal clean. Be careful not to put too much stress on the crystal as you clean. They can break with seemingly little pressure. Moisture could seep past the seals over time. NEVER immerse or soak the case/crystal portion of the watch, regardless of water resistance rating.
Please see Page 20 for further details.
A material made with carbon filament threads, these threads are comprised of several thousand seven-micron carbon fibers held together by resin. The atomic structure of carbon fiber is similar to that of graphite, consisting of sheets of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern, and is an extremely lightweight and resilient material.
A high tech material made from aluminum and zirconia oxide, ceramic is formed by the action of heat and is scratch resistant. A watch with both timekeeping and stopwatch functions.
Crown Round knob that is located on the outside of a watch case used for setting the hands to the correct time and correcting the calendar indications.
Also called Top Ring. The ring that surrounds the watch dial or face. The Bezel is usually made of metal blends (such as stainless steel), base metals or plated metals.
Case The housing which contains the movement and other watch parts. Skagen uses solid stainless steel or 100% titanium cases.
The movements or accelerations of the wearerâ€™s arm wind the mainspring.
Bands A mesh or titanium strap used to attach the watch to the wrist of the wearer. Bands made of rubber or leather are referred to as straps.
A watch that shows the time using an hour and minute hand
Plate of metal or other material bearing various markings to show the hours, minutes and often, the seconds. Dials vary in shape, decoration, materials, etc. The indications are given by means of numerals, division or symbols of various types. A feature that has two time zones. These manmade gemstone dials are created by the melting of glass that triggers an explosion of metallic crystals, resulting in the glittering appearance of the dial.
Glass/Crystal A polished mineral glass crystal material that protects the watch dial. GMT
This term describes a wristwatch that displays a second time zone or a 24-hour indication. GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time and is based on the globe being divided into 24 time zones as established in the Meridian Conference of 1884. The zero meridian runs through the Royal Observatory in the London suburb of Greenwich
Indicators Also called markings, this refers to the hour, minute or second marks that are printed on the face of the dial. Ion Plating A physical vapor deposition technique form metal coatings on metal and alloys. Jewel
A tiny synthetic gem crystals set between the gears of a movement to reduce friction.
A material used to coat hands, numbers, and hour markers on watch dials in order to make reading the time in the dark possible. Skagen uses a non-radioactive material in their luminous.
MOP Mother of Pearl is an iridescent, milky interior shell of a mollusk that is sliced thin and used on a watch dial. While most have a milky white luster, mother-of-pearl is also available in pink, blue, brown or black.
Movement Assembly consisting of the principal elements and mechanisms of a watch or clock: The winding and setting mechanism, the mainspring, etc. Skagen uses precision Japanese or Swiss quartz movements and does not need winding.
A watch containing sub dials used for various purposes such as determining time, date, day of the week and hour. All operations are controlled with a single crown. Any button that operates the special functions of a watch.
R etrograde Display A retrograde display shows the hours, day, date, etc linearly instead of circularly. The hand continues along an arc until it reaches the end of its scale, at that moment it jumps back to the beginning instantaneously. For the Skagen retrograde styles you have the option to set the time of the retrograde separately from the watch time, giving a dual-time function as well. Sapphire Coated Crystal
A highly scratch resistant crystal created by the fusion of sapphire and super hardened glass.
Screw Down Crown A crown which aids water resistance by sealing the crown against the case. Turn crown Crown counter clockwise to unscrew from case. Press and hold in crown while turning clockwise to seal the crown to the case.
Silicone is a synthetic rubber-like material; it is a polymer that includes silicone together with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
Spring Bar The pin that connects the band or strap to the watch case.
Titanium is a metallic element found in the earthâ€™s crust, it occurs as a bright, lustrous metal or a silver-grey or dark grey powder. It is 30% stronger than steel yet lightweight, resistant to salt water corrosion and is well known for its anti-allergenic properties.
Also called Bezel. The ring that surrounds the watch dial or face. The Bezel is usually made of metal blends (such as stainless steel), base metals or plated metals.
High grade steel with low nickel content. Often referred to as surgical steel. Watchbands made of pliable material such as genuine leather.
Made to prevent water from entering the watch. skagen denmark
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