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How To Adjust & Set The Time On Your Patek Philippe Nautilus

how to adjust & set the time on your patek philippe nautilus

Mastering the elegance of the Patek Philippe Nautilus isn’t just about its grandeur and design, but also understanding its inner workings. For those looking to seamlessly align their Nautilus with the precise ebb and flow of time, this guide offers a step-by-step insight. Journey with us as we demystify the process, ensuring your Nautilus is not only a sight to behold but also impeccably accurate.

How Do You Adjust A Nautilus Watch?

Examine the bracelet links to identify the adjustment links. These are usually marked with small arrows indicating the direction in which they can be pushed or pulled to adjust the length of the bracelet.

To adjust the bracelet on a Patek Philippe Nautilus watch, follow these general steps:

  1. Identify the adjustment links: Examine the bracelet links to identify the adjustment links. These are usually marked with small arrows indicating the direction in which they can be pushed or pulled to adjust the length of the bracelet.
  2. Locate the link pins: Look for the link pins that secure the bracelet links together. These pins are typically found on the sides of the bracelet and can be seen as small holes or dots.
  3. Use a tool: You will need a tool designed for removing or adjusting watch bracelet pins. There are specialised watch tools available, such as a spring bar tool or a bracelet link removal tool. These tools help you push or pull the pins to adjust the bracelet length.
  4. Adjust the bracelet length: Depending on whether you want to increase or decrease the bracelet length, you will either remove or add link(s) to achieve the desired fit. Use the appropriate tool to carefully push the link pin out in the direction of the arrow on the adjustment link. Make sure to apply gentle and controlled pressure to avoid damaging the bracelet or pin.
  5. Test the fit: After removing or adding the necessary link(s), reattach the bracelet by aligning the pinholes and inserting the link pin back into place. Use the tool to gently push the pin back into position until it is secure. Once adjusted, try the watch on to ensure a comfortable and proper fit.

How Do You Set The Time On A Nautilus?

To set the time on a Patek Philippe Nautilus watch, Locate the crown, which is the small knob on the side of the watch case. Gently pull the crown outwards to the outermost position. This will allow you to adjust the time.

Follow these general steps:

  1. Pull out the crown: Locate the crown, which is the small knob on the side of the watch case. Gently pull the crown outwards to the outermost position. This will allow you to adjust the time.
  2. Rotate the crown: Once the crown is in the outermost position, rotate it in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction to move the hands forward or backward. Be mindful of the date change if your Nautilus model has a date function.
  3. Set the time: Rotate the crown until the desired time is reached. Ensure that the hour and minute hands align correctly with the appropriate markers on the dial.
  4. Push in the crown: Once the correct time is set, push the crown back in gently and ensure it is fully pushed in against the case to secure it in place.

ūüí° You might like this guide: Patek Philippe Nautilus Basics: History, Production & Specifications

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