Before using your water-resistant watch in water, there are several ways to ensure its protection:

- Verify its water-resistance with a AVI-8 Official Service Centre within past 12 months.

- Ensure the crown is fully pushed in (and depending on the model, screwed down) against the case in order to preserve its water-resistance.

- Leather straps are not advisable as they can be deformed/discolored by water. For frequent or prolonged use in water, we recommend a metal bracelet or rubber strap.

- After exposure to salt water, rinse the watch in fresh water then dry it.