How to Set a Lever Set Watch
How to set a Lever Set Watch
In order to set a lever set watch: (These instructions are for a screw case watch only). Some cases pop open using a knife and some unhinge to open the front. It may be best to have a jeweler do this for you.
1. Hold the watch in your left palm with the dial
facing up. Grasp the top edge of the watch, this is
called the bezel and it holds the glass crystal in place
and unscrew it with your right hand.
thumb just outside the crystal on the bezel next to the
9 and your index finger just outside the 1 and your
middle finger just outside the 4.
Turn the whole
bezel (the bezel is the thin metal frame for the glass
crystal) and glass crystal counter-clockwise until it
comes off of the watch.
2. Set the bezel with the crystal aside. Look for a
small lever, which is usually on the outside of the
porcelain dial between the 1 and 4 position, and hook
it with your thumb nail, and pull it out about 1/2" .
3. While the lever is out, use the winding crown at
the top of the watch to set the time.
Then push the
lever back in against the edge of the porcelain dial,
and carefully thread the bezel back on the front of
the watch taking care not to cross-thread it.
screw on smoothly until there is no gap between the
front case and back case (looking at a side view of
I hope these instructions help you out. Please
remember to fully wind your watch once a day.
Don't be afraid to wind it up all the way.
Mainsprings on pocketwatches are made to be
wound up fully.
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