Watch care and maintenance

Each Sturmanskie watch comes with a user manual that describes the winding and maintain procedure for a certain model of watch. All instructions can be found on page USER MANUALS.

The lifespan of your Sturmanskie watch directly depends on how well you take care of it.

Magnetic field

Your watch may stop when exposed to a magnetic field. Do not expose it directly to strong magnetic fields.


Do not expose the watch to solvents, mercury, cosmetic sprays, cleaning agents or dyes.

Maintainance of a watch case and bracelet

Case and bracelet damages can be caused by dust, moisture or sweat - occasionally wipe your watch off with a soft cloth.


Do not expose your watch to extreme temperature changes (e.g. do not leave it out in the sun after being in cold water).Protect from extreme heat or cold (above 60 degrees Celsius or below 0 degrees Celsius).

Water Resistance

Water resistance level is usually indicated on the back of the watch case or inside a user manual.

  • 3 ATM (30 meters) is the minimum protection, meaning a watch can withstand accidental splashes and sweat. It is not recommended to wear a watch during rain or hand-washing.
  • 5 ATM (50 meters) - a watch withstands splashing, rain and hand-washing. It is not recommended to swim.
  • 30 ATM (300 meters) - the watch is suitable for deep water diving (scuba diving).


The average life of a leather strap is one year.
The time may depend on the intensity of wearing and conditions of use. Do not expose a strap to moisture, water or sunlight to avoid deformation or loss of color.Tighten a strap so that there is a short distance between the strap and your wrist. A leather or textile strap may be washed in soapy water every 3-4 weeks and then naturally dried.

Bumps and vibrations

Your watch is designed to withstand light bumps and vibrations. Avoid dropping your watch on hard surfaces or hitting it against solid objects.