Some questions about Mondaine straps
Adjusting a Mondaine mesh steel strap is easy but there are a couple of pitfalls of which you should be aware.
In the next few steps, I will explain how easy is to adjust your watch, if you have chosen a mesh strap particularly. Mesh straps are very popular lately they all go very well with our collection of Mondaine watches and some of our clients prefer mesh and not leather.
Changing Mondaine Straps – see quick steps below:
Step 1. On the reverse of the strap, you should see a succession of ridges. You will also notice a corresponding ridge on the clasp. Sounds obvious, but once you have decided where the clasp should reside on the strap, you need to align these two ridges.
Step 2. Get a piece of string or ribbon and wrap it around your wrist. Snip the string so that one end meets the other and measure this diameter.
Step 3. On the other end of the strap, you will see the hook which goes over the clasp – you will see the next picture. From this hook, the measured distance will be where the end of the string lies.
Step 4. This is the tricky bit! Insert a small screwdriver into the hole on the main clasp part, from the right-hand side and bend it down towards the strap thus opening the clasp. Do not insert a tool from the left side, under the clasp and use the bar as a fulcrum; you will bend this rod and the watch strap will not hook over it. Move the clasp to the desired position and gently locate the ridge nearest the position. Once located, press down on the open clasp until it clicks into place – voila!
How do I adjust a mesh strap
– copyrighted information from the Mondaine watches website.
Like any high-precision instrument, a watch needs to be serviced regularly in order for it to work perfectly. Obviously, we cannot indicate the intervals for such servicing, given that it depends entirely on the model, climate and the care taken by the watch’s owner. As a general rule, it is between 3 and 4 years, depending on the use of the watch.
How long is the lifetime of my watch battery?
A battery life varies usually from two to three years depending on the type of the watch, its dimensions and the amount of energy required by the different functions. For instance, a chronograph will have a higher energy consumption than a watch indicating the hours and minutes only. Some Mondaine watches feature a power preserve indicator: Once the second hands start moving in 4-seconds intervals, it is time to have a battery replaced by a Mondaine qualified watchmaker.