1. Remove the timepiece from your wrist.
Never wear your watch while you set and wind it. If you leave it on, you risk winding it at an awkward angle. This can damage all of its internal components, and can loosen the crown. Just in case you don’t know much about this, feel free to research on the different parts of a watch, as well as watch care and watch maintenance.
2. Re-start the watch by winding it manually.
Have you ever tried winding your mechanical watch from Malaysia? If you haven’t used it for a while, you need to wind it completely before setting the time. To wind it, unscrew its crown, and then turn the crown on a clockwise direction until you feel resistance. The timepiece is adequately wound once you feel that resistance. Over-winding it would cause some damage.
3. Make sure that the date is correct.
Mechanical timepieces usually have 3 positions for its crown, each designated for a specific winding functionality. The very first position is for winding the watch manually. This is where the crown is unscrewed. Pull the crown once again to the second position in order to change the date of the watch.
4. Set the time by pulling the crown out completely.
Set the time by pulling the watch crown out to its furthest position from the base. Once the crown is in this last position, its second hand stops in order to help you set the time accurately.
5. Set the watch at PM or AM.
In order to determine if the time is set to PM or AM, wind the crown to clockwise position, until you see the date changing. This means that it is near midnight, and that the timepiece is set for PM.
6. Set the time.
Carefully turn the crown in a clockwise position, until you set the time correctly. Just in case you overshoot your desired time, don’t turn it counter-clockwise. This will damage and force the movement of the watch. Just continue winding it clockwise until you come back to your desired time.