Frequently Asked Questions
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We hope you’re stoked with your gear but if you need to return something, we offer returns within 30 days of the delivery date for most items purchased on nixon.com. Returns must be unused, unworn, in original packaging with all tags attached. See our return policy for details.
Returns are processed within 14 business days from receipt. Your refund is issued in the original form of payment soon after.
Sorry, we do not offer exchanges on items purchased on nixon.com at this time, we only accept returns in accordance with our return policy.
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We hope not! Sometimes the issue can be as easy to fix as replacing a battery or taking your watch out of sleep mode. If you think that your watch is broken, visit our Online Repair Center to start a repair request.
Go to our Online Repair Center and tell us about your watch, what’s wrong with it, and we’ll provide you with a repair estimate. If you agree to the estimate, we’ll send you an authorized service order number with shipping instructions. When we receive your watch(es), a Nixon technician will determine the repairs needed. An email will be sent to you for repair cost approval or input required to process and close your service order. You will not be charged if the repair is covered under Nixon’s Warranty Policy.
For sure. If we have the parts, our Nixon Service Center can service your watch. And if you don't have a receipt, we can still help. Simply go to our Online Repair Center and tell us about your watch, what’s wrong with it, and we’ll provide you with a repair estimate. If you agree to the estimate, we’ll send you an authorized service order number with shipping instructions.
You don't need to register your Nixon watch to validate a warranty claim, but hold on to your sales receipt; we may ask for original proof of purchase from an authorized Nixon seller.
Absolutely. We’ll do our best to keep your Nixon on your wrist. Go to our Online Repair Center and tell us about your watch, what’s wrong with it, and we’ll provide you with a repair estimate. For warranty claims, you’re required to provide proof of purchase from an authorized Nixon seller.
Love your Nixon? Don’t let just anyone repair it. Watches will not be covered by warranty if someone other than an authorized Nixon service technician opens the case back during the 2-year warranty period. If your watch is outside of the 2-year warranty period, feel free to take it to a certified jeweler at your discretion. If you would like to service your watch, visit our Online Repair Center and tell us about your watch, what’s wrong with it, and we’ll provide you with a repair estimate.
We don't cover normal wear and tear of Nixon watch bands or bracelets. We do sell a line of watch bands in a variety of colors and materials that fit most of our watches. You can buy more than one to change up your look!
We love that you love your Mission and Ultratide. Unfortunately, the applications used in these oldies but goodies are now obsolete and are no longer supported. Good news is that these models can still be rocked in a basic mode. If you need quick help on how to set your watch to basic mode, you can reference the watch manual here. Also, be sure to check out our latest digital models.
Watch Care and Materials
The coating on your Nixon watch is part of the exclusivity of its design. The coating gives your Nixon watch a unique color. Like all fine watches, your Nixon watch needs to be treated with care. Hard scratches and abrasion will scratch the coating off your watch.
Store your watch in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. If you have an automatic watch, using a winder will help to keep it on time when it isn’t on your wrist.
Before you wear your Ripley underwater, pull the plastic stopper behind the crown, set the time and push the crown in completely. Now you are good to get out there. Watch this video for more information on how to set up your Ripley watch.
Your watch can withstand temperatures from 14 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to 45 degrees Celsius)
Sorry, we do not currently sell cases or stands to display your rad Nixon collection. Keep your eye on Nixon.com, we sometimes sell accessories for watches.
Yes, we do! Here are size charts for some of our key apparel and accessory products:
You can find the user manual for your Nixon watch here. If you do not see your model listed, please contact us.
You can reset the software on your digital tide watch by pressing and holding all 4 side buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds. A tone will sound every 1 second as the watch resets. The following sequence will happen once the watch software resets:
- All segments will light up
- Sound will beep for 1 second
- ROM will be displayed on screen
ATM (standard atmosphere) is a unit of atmospheric pressure at sea level.
|Rain, Splashes, ETC.||Shallow Swimming, Submersion||Surfing, Snorkeling, Spear Fishing|
- If your watch has a 5 ATM water rating, it can handle submersion up to 50 meters deep. A watch with 5 ATM can withhold your daily hand washes and shallow submersion.
- If your watch has a 10 ATM water rating it can handle submersion up to 100 meters deep. A watch with 10 ATM can handle anything from rain to swimming and surfing.
There are 550 beaches available to program as your home beach or your surf travel destination. See the complete beach list here. If your spot is not listed, you can manually set your watch to the tide of your local spot using the basic tide function. See your watch’s user manual for detailed how-to steps.
Select digital models have sleep mode in place to preserve battery power. You can take your watch out of sleep mode easily by pressing and holding the light pusher. Check out the user manual for your watch that will detail any special steps needed for your specific model.
It's easy. Follow these steps:
- To adjust the date on your Nixon, gently pull the crown out as far as it goes and set your watch to 6:30.
- Next, lightly push the crown halfway in and turn it towards you.
- As you turn crown towards you, you’ll see the date change in the date window. Set the date.
- Now turn the crown away from you to set the day.
- When you're done setting the day and date, gently pull the crown back out and set the time.
- Push the crown all the way back in and the time is set.
The chrono second hand is the long hand on your chronograph watch that may look like a regular second hand. The chronograph is the original stopwatch used for timing boats, cars and planes. Leaving this running at all times will dramatically reduce the life of your battery and eventually the movement of your watch. The chronograph can be started and stopped by using the start/stop pusher. To reset the chronograph to the 12 o’clock or zero second position, use the reset pusher. When the chronograph second hand does not return exactly to the zero second position after it has been reset, you may have to recalibrate it. To recalibrate your chrono:
- PULL the crown out to the second position.
- PRESS the start pusher to set the chronograph second hand to the zero position.
- PRESS and HOLD the start button to rapidly advance the chrono second hand.
- Once the chronograph second hand has been recalibrated, reset the time and return the crown to its normal position.
Automatic watches are handmade with hundreds of moving mechanical parts, which typically makes them less accurate than a quartz movement. Each watch movement is slightly different with different accuracy levels. The tolerance specifications for the automatic movement range from +40 to -10 seconds a day (Or +20 minutes to -5 minutes per month). If the watch gets out of these tolerances, the movement can be adjusted by the Nixon Repair Center or a certified watch technician.
We live active lifestyles, so knowing if you can take your watch in the water is key. Many, but not all, Nixon watches can get wet. The water resistance indicated on the chart below is the amount of water the watch can withstand, in meters. If your watch has a leather band, avoid getting it wet.
|Rain, Splashes, ETC.||Shallow Swimming, Submersion||Surfing, Snorkeling, Spear Fishing|
To get your analog watch ticking, remove the plastic crown stopper and push the crown in the watch case- the seconds hand should start moving.
Nixon offers a premium battery service that includes a battery replacement, a gasket check and lubrication, case back re-seal, and a pressure test to ensure water resistance of the watch seal. Visit our Online Repair Center and we’ll provide you with a repair estimate and an authorized service order number with shipping instructions.
Please contact us and we will help you determine which battery your watch uses.
Nixon sells replacement bands in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials to fit most of our watches. If you can’t find a band to fit your watch, we can still help! Please visit our Online Repair Center to set up an order to send your watch in for a band replacement.
The compatibility between a replacement strap and the case depends on the size of the lugs. To find the correct strap size, measure the width of the inner part of the lugs that secure the strap to the case. Our straps page shows the strap sizes compatible with each Nixon watch.
If we have the part, we can send out rubber loopers for a small service charge. Please contact us for details. Leather loopers, sliding clasps, and buckle replacements will require your watch to be sent to us. Visit our Online Repair Center and we’ll provide you with a repair estimate and an authorized service order number with shipping instructions.
We can send some small parts out individually, depending on the watch model, for a minimal charge. Some watches will need to be sent in for repair. Please contact us with a picture of your watch face and case back. We'll check our inventory and get back to you.
Visit the blog to learn "How to Adjust Watch Bands with Cotter Pins".
For men's watches with sizing holes, band lengths range from 132mm to 196mm. Women's band lengths range from 126mm to 177mm. If your watch has removable links, you can add or remove links as needed to fit your wrist.
Regularly cleaning your leather watchband with a damp cloth will prolong the luster and life of the strap. To keep the watchband in good condition, treat your band with a mild leather treatment. This will prevent drying and cracking. It's best to remove your watch while sleeping. Do not expose your leather band to water.
Check out our tips for "Cleaning a Leather Watch Band"!
Your full manual with instructions here.
- Lay watch face-up on a flat surface.
- Flip open the adjustment bracket where the arrow is pointing using our adjustment tool. If you don't have that available you can use a paper clip, small screw driver, or narrow/thin object.
- Slide buckle up or down depending on your size needs.
- To lock the adjustment bracket, line the top bar toward the center of the 2nd and 4th link. This will allow the buckle to sit at the seams of the links instead of on top in which the closure will be too difficult to use.
- Snap bracket into place by pushing down on the latch (don't use too much force). Hook top band on the bracket bar and press clasp down to secure into place with a click.
Visit our blog to learn "How to Adjust a Sliding Clasp Watch Band".
Have a bag issue? Please contact us and we'll talk you through a solution.
- Keep inside the protective bag when not in use.
- Do not get leather or metal hardware wet.
- Do not expose your leather bag to direct and prolonged sunlight.
- Always test conditioning materials on a small, discreet area of the leather.
- Seek professional assistance to clean stains.
Adidas Watches Made By Nixon
The Nixon Customer Service team can help! Please contact us with details about your watch, and we can get a service order set up for you!
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