How to Operate a Rolex Datejust

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Rolex is a Swiss watch company and the leading luxury watch manufacturer in the world. In 1945, Rolex introduced the Oyster Perpetual Datejust, the first watch to have a date display. Rolex makes many models of Datejust watches, which either have a manual or automatic movement. A manual watch will need to be wound by hand every couple days, whereas an automatic watch self-winds with the natural movement of your wrist.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    How to Change the Date

  1. 1

    Unscrew the crown by turning it counter-clockwise. Pull the crown out to the first notch.

  2. 2

    Rotate the crown clockwise until you reach the correct date. Turning the crown counterclockwise can damage the movement.

  3. 3

    Push the crown in and hold it down while you screw it in to its locked position. Screw the crown in tightly to make it waterproof.

    How to Change the Time

  1. 1

    Unscrew the crown by turning it counter-clockwise. Pull the crown out to the second notch, the last position for the crown.

  2. 2

    Turn the crown in either direction to change the position of the hands.

  3. 3

    Push the crown back in and hold it down while you screw it back in. Screw the crown in tightly to make it waterproof.

    How to Manually Wind Your Rolex

  1. 1

    Unscrew the crown by turning it counter-clockwise. When the crown is unscrewed, you will feel it pop out. You will not need to pull the crown out past this point to wind it.

  2. 2

    Turn the crown clockwise about 20 to 30 revolutions to manually wind the watch. Turning the crown counter-clockwise could damage the movement. When the watch is finished winding, you will feel pressure when you try to turn the crown. If your watch has a manual movement, you will need to manually wind the watch every two to three days to keep it moving.

  3. 3

    Push the crown back in and hold it down while you screw it back in. Screw the crown in tightly to make it waterproof.

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