The men's Quartz Diamond watch created by La Vie is the perfect addition to your crisp business wardrobe. Constructed with a 30-millimeter diamond-and-stainless-steel case, and a matching diamond-and-stainless-steel bezel, this elegant timepiece is secured with an 18-millimeter rich brown leather band featuring a traditional buckle clasp. A durable scratch-resistant-sapphire window protects the cream-colored dial face, which features gold-tone Roman numeral hour indexes, and matching gold-tone minute and hour hands. This Swiss-quartz-powered watch is water resistant to 99 feet.
La Vie is French for life which is the inspiration of the La Vie collection. La Vie is a lifestyle watch brand that translates easily from elegant to sporty to classic. With Swiss movement and stylish sophistication, this premier watch collection has a style to meet your every need at a price that will not break the bank. Each design is skillfully crafted to technical perfection to meet the demands of how you live your life.
Time is precious, Say La Vie.
Maintaining Your La Vie Watch:
Water-Resistant Versus Waterproof
A watch marked as water resistant without a depth indication is solely designed to withstand accidental splashes of water. Do not submerge such a watch. Higher levels of water resistance are indicated by increasingly higher acceptable depths, usually indicated in meters.
There are a variety of ways to make a watch water resistant. All such watches use rubber gaskets or "O" rings to seal the case back. A watch with a back that screws onto the case provides a higher degree of water resistance. Some crowns (the "winding stem") actually screw into the case to further increase water resistance.
The following usage recommendations are suggested:
Water-resistant to 30 meters (100 feet): will withstand splashes of water or rain but should not be worn while swimming or diving.
Water-tested to 50 meters (165 feet): suitable for showering or swimming in shallow water.
Water-tested to 100 meters (330 feet): suitable for swimming and snorkeling.
Water-tested to 150 meters (500 feet): suitable for snorkeling.
Water-tested to 200 meters (660 feet): suitable for skin diving.
Diver's 150 meters (500 feet): meets ISO standards and is suitable for scuba diving.
Diver's 200 meters (660 feet): meets ISO standards and is suitable for scuba diving.
Care for a Water Resistant Watch
It is not recommended to wear your water resistant watch in a hot shower, sauna or hot tub. The extreme heat causes the metal parts to expand at a different rate than the rubber gaskets. This creates small openings that can allow water droplets to penetrate the watch. Sudden temperature changes are especially harsh. Take care not to jump into a cold pool after wearing your watch in the hot tub.
After swimming or diving in salt water, immediately rinse the watch in a stream of fresh water. If your watch has a rotating bezel, turn the bezel several times while rinsing it. This will prevent salt buildup and corrosion of the bezel ring.
Leather straps can be made to be water resistant too. Generally however, leather straps are more easily damaged by frequent exposure to water. So if you are going to wear your watch while swimming -- think of buying one with a metal bracelet or a rubber or nylon diver strap.
Keeping Your Watch Dry
Always make sure your watch is dry after it has been exposed to water. By taking a few minutes and thoroughly drying your watch with a lint-free cloth, you will prevent rust from forming. This is a key point in ensuring the long life of your watch.
Caring for the Crystal
The crystal is the transparent part of the watch through which you tell time. As we discussed with water, a watch may have a scratch-resistant crystal, however no crystal is truly scratchproof. Therefore, it is not advisable that you toss your watch onto the dresser or into a drawer at the end of the day. Its better for the watch to store or wrap it in a soft cloth before placing it down. The more care you take with the watch, the less scratches you will end up with. Replace broken or scratched crystals immediately. Even a hairline crack can let dust or moisture into the mechanism, threatening its accuracy. If you place the watch in a drawer with other jewelry, this too may scratch the watch, as it might rub against the other pieces. Another suggestion would be to store the watch in its original case, since these cases are generally soft and made specifically for the watch.
Metal Versus Leather Bands
If you participate in activities that cause excessive sweat or perspiration, you may want to consider getting a watch with a metal bracelet or rubber strap, instead of a leather strap. Watches that have natural and genuine leather straps will gradually deteriorate with constant exposure to perspiration. Metal bracelets would best be classified as "dress" watches.
Cleaning Your Watch
The best way to clean your watch is by using a lint-free cloth and a toothpick. Use the toothpick to clean out any dirt buildup in the bracelet or casing of the watch and the cloth to wipe it clean. If it is water-resistant, give it an occasional cleaning with a mixture of warm water and a mild soap. If the strap is leather or non-metal, clean only the case.
Servicing Your Watch
Like any other piece of machinery, a watch must be cleaned, oiled, and serviced. Every couple of years, you may notice the watch losing time or running fastor it may stop working altogether. Just take your watch to a local watch professional for servicing.