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Nickel Safe / Anti-Allergenic

All STORM watches, sunglasses and jewellery conform to European Standards for Nickel safety. They are anti-allergenic meaning anyone with a nickel allergy can safely wear our products. However, if any chemical such as fuel, alcohol, perfume or nail polish remover comes into contact with the watch, or dirt is not cleaned from the watch, it may cause a reaction with the skin or deterioration of the case or strap.

Water Resistance

The water resistancy of the watch relates to the pressure of water against it whilst static, at the depth specified. However, the faster the watch is moved against the water, the higher the pressure against it. This explains why a watch marked ‘WATER RESISTANT / 30M’ may not be resistant to the force of spray from a tap or swimming. 

Watches without water resistant engravings on the caseback, should be protected from water and excessive amounts of moisture, steam and condensation to avoid damage. 

We do not recommend water resistant watches to be worn while having a shower or bath. The item also should not be exposed to or left in conditions of high temperatures, condensation or steam that is usually found in environments such as a bathroom. 

This is to avoid damage caused by contact with high pressure or temperature which will cause deterioration of the gaskets. 

The water resistancy of the watch is not permanent, and will be affected by the deterioration, through time, of the gaskets sealing the glass, casebacks, pushers or crown. We recommend that your STORM watch is re-sealed and tested for water resistance every year or when the case is opened for servicing to maintain continuous water resistance. 

Please ask for this service, if required as this work is not standard.

Movements

STORM uses either high quality Japanese or Swiss movements. They are not sealed, as some other watch brands use, so they can be replaced if there is a fault.

Watch Features

STORM watches may have various features such as a simple analogue time display with date or more complex features. A Multi model has a number of small dials on the face and displays the seconds, day and month. Other multi dial watches are chronographs, with a large hand acting as a stop watch function, but also usually have a date function. Other models feature dual time, the STORM Technolight (torchlight), tachymetre, compass, temperature gauge, and unusual features such as flip up covers, shutters and rotating cases. Instruction leaflets are supplied for watches with features.

Steel

The majority of STORM models are made from stainless steel. This is stronger and harder than brass, silver or gold so is hard wearing and long lasting. Different finishes are applied to the steel, to make it polished for instance, but it is not a coating that will wear off. Occasionally, however, models which are more intricate or have unusual features, may have to be made with a brass case, but any coatings used will be of sufficient quality to ensure long life. Models with brass case will be marked as such, but in most cases have solid stainless steel straps/bracelets. All STORM watches have stainless steel casebacks.

Silver

Silver is used for some items in the STORM jewellery range and is to 625 standards. Silver chains are rhodium plated.

Titanium

Titanium is strong and very lightweight and is used in some watches, jewellery and eyeware.

Tungsten

Tungsten Carbide is a hard, heavy metal with a precision finish. It is scratch resistant (not scratch proof).

Note: The Tungsten material is very brittle and may be damaged or broken on impact against any hard surfaces or if it is dropped 

Gold (IP)

STORM's gold range is made from 21k Gold Ion plating (IP), which is an advanced surface finishing process. The gold colour is fused together with the base material on surface layer only. Ion plating makes the gold plating more durable, and also has a higher brightness.

Note: If the item is scratched, marked or is in constant contact with surfaces, then the top plated layer may be removed causing discoloration and exposing the base metal colour. Should this occur then it would not be covered under the guarantee.

Slate / Rose Gold (IP)

STORM's Slate / Rose Gold range is made using the Ion plating (IP) process, which is an advanced surface finishing process. The Slate / Rose Gold colour is fused together with the base material on surface layer only. Ion plating makes the slate / Rose Gold plating more durable, and also has a higher brightness.

Note: If the item is scratched, marked or is in constant contact with surfaces, then the top plated layer may be removed causing discoloration and exposing the base metal colour. Should this occur then it would not be covered under the guarantee.

Ceramic

Ceramic is a high performance, heat and scratch resistant (not scratch proof), hypoallergenic and lightweight material. Note: The Ceramic material is very brittle and may be damaged or broken on impact against any hard surfaces or if it is dropped.

Polycarbonate

This is used in some jewellery and watches. It is lightweight, resilient, tough, and is used for items such as riot shields. It will not discolour.

Kevlar

Kevlar is used for some watch straps. This is very strong and is used for bullet proof jackets, so it is tough.

Leather Straps

Some watches with leather straps are marked 50m as the watch itself will not be damaged if worn in contact with water or worn when swimming. However, the strap is a natural material and will deteriorate over time when in contact with water. For swimming or for contact with water we would recommend a metal or rubber strap be worn.

Metal straps / Bracelets

Most STORM’s metal straps/ bracelets are made from Stainless Steel.

Leather Jewellery

Any leather items such as rings should not make contact with water or worn when washing your hands as it is a natural material and will deteriorate over time.

Gems

Many of STORM's jewellery use real diamonds and are supplied with a certificate of authenticity, or are real gemstones.

Crystal

Crystal glass in various colours is used for a number of items in the jewellery range and some watches.

Glass Lens

STORM watches feature either flat or elevated mineral glass which is very thick and strong. Some models have sapphire glass.