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0: Normal Position
1: First Click, Manual Winding
2: Second Click, no function
3: Third Click, time setting
Your watch contains an automatic movement. This uses a weighted rotor that transfers kinetic energy through a series of gears into a mainspring that then releases the energy throughout the day.
To cut a long story short: your watch can run off the movement of your wrist, but if there is no energy in the mainspring (let’s say you did the unthinkable and left the house without it on) it will need some intervention to get it started. The first option is to gently shake your watch, with the movement involved transferring energy into the mainspring.
The other option is that a few clockwise turns of the crown will restart the watch. A few clockwise turns of the crown will restart the watch. To manually re-power your watch, unscrew the winding crown A anticlockwise from the case to position I. Wind the crown in a clockwise direction for approximately 20 revolutions (please note you can’t overwind your watch’s movement).
Push the winding crown back to the normal position (0) and screw down clockwise to keep it watertight. It will then automatically wind itself from the movement of your wrist as you wear it. If normal daily activity is not sufficient, manual winding (or getting off the sofa) may be necessary.
The power reserve indicator (positioned at 12 o’clock on the dial) shows the winding status of the main spring. If the power reserve indicator hand is pointing to below 10, this means that the watch’s power reserve is less than 10 hours. (diagram A).
The watch should therefore be worn or wound manually to obtain a maximum power reserve. When the watch is fully wound, the power reserve indicator hand points to 40 (diagram B). This means that the power reserve is at least 42 hours.
Unscrew the winding crown anticlockwise from the case and pull it out to the third click (position 3). Turn the crown anticlockwise to move the hour/minute hands until they indicate the desired time.
A pusher located on the case (position B ) is used to operate the GMT hand.
To set the GMT hand (positioned at 6 o’clock on the dial), each push will cause it to jump in one-hour increments. Move the GMT hand forward to your desired time within the 24-hour subdial.
You’ve just landed in Los Angeles from London, with the local time being 6pm (18.00 hours).
Upon your arrival, unscrew the winding crown from the case and pull it out to the third click (position 3) and move the hour/minute hands back by 8 hours (the time difference between the two cities), diagram C.
Next, adjust the GMT hand to 2am (02.00 hours) using the pusher at position B, diagram D (we recommend using the tool supplied with your watch’s packaging). Your home timezone is now set.
With their in-built quick-release pins, our leather and rubber straps are simple to change over.
The clasp on your bracelet is fitted with an adjustment system enabling you to lengthen or shorten your bracelet by 5mm on either side – ideal for a hot summer’s day.
To replace your metal bracelet, you’ll need a springbar tool to swap it on or off. If the thought of trying this gives you the fear, we recommend getting a local jeweller to do this to avoid any scratches.
All TRIBUS watches are Swiss-made – an indicator of quality itself. Your watch has been engineered to last, but to ensure it continues to operate at its best we recommend the following:
The TRI-03 Power Reserve GMT COSC is water-resistant to a depth of 150 metres (15 ATM).
Do not use the watch at a depth greater than that indicated.
Washing your car
Shower, bath, surface water sports
Any well-made watch is designed to withstand a lifetime of active wear, and ours are no different. To ensure your TRIBUS watch continues to perform at its best, we recommend having it serviced every 3 years (think of it like taking your car to the garage to ensure it’s kept in the best possible condition). If you have your watch serviced by us within 3 years of its initial purchase, its movement will be covered under warranty for another 3 years.
To arrange a service, please speak to one of our Customer Services team, who will arrange a collection – they’ll need an address, a date for collection and a contact number. You’ll then be provided with instructions and a returns label to attach to your watch’s packaging.
Your TRIBUS watch is guaranteed against all manufacturing defects for 3 years from the date of purchase. This means that in the unlikely event you encounter any problems, we’ll repair or replace the movement or part in question as necessary. If the repair work/replacement does not fall under the terms of our guarantee (for example, our Swiss technicians diagnose the issue to be the result of user fault), a cost may be incurred.
If you’ve purchased your TRIBUS watch directly from us, we’ll have your details on record for if you need to speak to us about your guarantee. If you have purchased your TRIBUS from somebody else or have received it as a gift, to ensure the guarantee is transferred over to your name, please register your details with us at tribus-watches.com/warranty.
What is the point of creating a watch that’s designed to last, if we don’t have a future to enjoy it in? Since the 1960s, over half of the world’s tropical forests have been slashed down. Within a century, scientists predict there won’t be any left – leaving future generations with an uncertain existence upon a burning planet.
To reduce our paper use, we decided to scrap physical product manuals and customer paperwork. So your new TRIBUS arrives with only the essentials: a warranty card, and, depending on the model, a COSC certificate or Certificate of Provenance. Between your warranty card and this digital manual, you have everything you need to look after your TRIBUS.