We usually ship your chronograph with a lock in the crown. This ensures that the battery does not discharge itself unnecessarily during transport. This lock is a small plastic split pin. As soon as you have removed it, the crown is in the so-called "second position" - the second hand at 6 o'clock does not tick and the crown cannot be pulled out any further.
Rotate the crown clockwise away from you until the date jumps once. Then continue until the hands are between 10 a.m. and 14 p.m. This is how you prevent incorrect operation.
Now push the crown in one position, the second hand at 6 o'clock is now ticking. Turn the crown clockwise until the previous day's date is displayed.
Now pull the crown back to position two and turn it again until the date jumps to the current day. Now you can set the time exactly. Then push in the crown.
For the V5, we rely on the Myiota / Citizen 6S20 mecha-quartz movement. The company has been supplying us with movements since the beginning and is one of the largest producers of branded watch movements worldwide.
The central seconds hand measures the seconds for the chronograph mechanism. It ticks several times per second and thus enables very precise measurements - unlike a conventional quartz movement, which only registers individual seconds, the 6S20 is able to measure up to a tenth of a second.
The entire design and development process took place in Germany, maintenance and service are also carried out here by watchmakers.
Our partners in production have their main locations in southern China. The industrial heart of the country. During a few visits we were able to convince ourselves of the competence and quality. Many of our partner companies also produce for large European companies. The quality is the top you can expect in the price range. Our watches are made on machines of the highest quality by very well trained watchmakers and industrialists. The final assembly is carried out by a team whose head has been active in the industry for decades and has already worked for the big players.
The quality control is primarily carried out by this Chinese specialist, then again by our watchmaker in Germany and finally shortly before shipment.
"Genuine Made in Germany" is not possible for the price point of our watches.
Having parts from Asia assembled in Germany is not our definition of being manufactured at home. Many see it differently, but there we prefer to break with the general opinion.
Our watches would have to get a good price premium to be able to proudly bear the label "Made In Germany" - the quality would not improve.
In the future, a Machia will come from Germany - with this we guarantee not only the assembly, but also the origin of all parts (except the plant) from Germany.
We usually ship with DHL or UPS. If you have a special request, please let us know via the contact form or via a comment in the order.
Shipping within Germany is free of charge. We also offer an express option.
Your Machia will usually reach you within 1-3 working days.