A MEMORIAL WATCH: HOW DOES IT WORK IN PRACTICE?

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For each Memoria watch, you have the choice of three different backings: a solid lid, a lid with a window (made of scratch-resistant sapphire glass), or a lid with a fingerprint jewel. All lids seal the urn space 100% waterproof.

OPENING AND CLOSING THE URN SPACE

The lid that seals the urn space is screwed and equipped with a sealing ring to make the urn space 100% waterproof.

Opening and closing the urn space is done with the special Memoria key. The Memoria key is provided with each watch
(a new key can be requested in case of loss).

To open: first place one prong of the key in one of the six holes and then the second prong in the hole opposite it.
Then turn the key counterclockwise (to the left). When you feel the lid loosening, you can continue loosening it with your fingers.

To close: turn the lid clockwise (to the right). First, check with your fingers if the lid is properly aligned with the urn space and tighten the lid slightly with your fingers. Then place one prong of the Memoria key in one of the six holes and then the second prong in the hole opposite it.
Tighten the lid with the key. It should feel securely tightened; it is not necessary to tighten it excessively.

Avoid getting ashes, hair, or dust between the edge of the lid and the watch.

SOLID LID

There is space in the urn area for ashes, a lock of hair, a piece of fabric, or another cherished item.
Ashes: sprinkle a small amount of ashes with a small spoon on the bottom of the ash space until the Memoria logo is covered.

With the purchase of your watch, there is a small round foam pad in each urn space. You can (optionally) use this to press down on the ashes or another cherished item when closing.

Before closing the urn space, avoid getting ashes, hair, or dust between the edge of the lid and the watch.

The lids seal the urn space 100% waterproof when properly closed.

ENGRAVINGS:

A. Do you want text engraved on the back?
When ordering your watch, you will receive a field where you can enter your text. Any comments can be placed in the field below.
Before we engrave, we will first email you the layout of your text for approval.

B. Photo, fingerprint, drawing, handwriting, …

If you want an engraving of a photo, fingerprint, handwriting, you can upload this file during the ordering process of your watch.
Our webshop accepts almost all types of files: jpg, png, tif, heic, bmp, pdf, webp, …
An engraved photo is a black and white laser engraving (image consists of small pixels/dots).
Before we engrave, we will first email you the layout of your text for approval.

C. You can also choose both: a photo or fingerprint and have your text engraved around it.

LID WITH WINDOW

This backing has a small window (Ø12mm), the window is made of sapphire glass. Sapphire glass is hard and scratch-resistant.

You have 2 options with this backing:
A. You can simply choose the window cover because you want to see the contents of the urn space.
B. You want to see a photo, drawing, handwriting directly behind the window. The image (color or black and white) you upload will be printed to the correct size, laminated, and placed behind the window.
Behind the lid, there is space for ashes, a lock of hair, a piece of fabric, … (see also “SOLID LID” for more information about the urn space).

ENGRAVINGS:
Do you want text engraved around the window? That is possible. When ordering your watch, you will receive a field where you can enter your text.
Any comments can be placed in the field below. Before we engrave, we will first email you the layout of your text for approval.

LID WITH FINGERPRINT JEWEL

You can also choose a beautiful relief fingerprint in 100% rhodium-plated silver or 14k gold.

During the ordering process of your watch, you can upload the fingerprint file. The fingerprint just needs to be a (flat) digital image.
Our software accepts almost all types of files: jpg, png , tif, heic, bmp, pdf, webp, …

Do you want text engraved around the fingerprint?

That is possible. When ordering your watch, you will receive a field where you can enter your text.
Any comments can be placed in the field below. Before we engrave, we will first email you the layout of your text for approval.

Behind the lid, there is still space for ashes, a lock of hair, a piece of fabric, … (see also “SOLID LID” for more information about the urn space).