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Watches Care & Maintenance

Taking care of your watches is essential to ensure their longevity and optimal performance.
Here are some tips for watch care and maintenance:

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean your watch regularly to prevent dirt, dust, and grime from accumulating. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe down the case, crystal, and bracelet or strap. For metal bracelets, you can use a mild soap solution and a soft brush to clean between the links.

    Water Resistance: If your watch is water-resistant, make sure you know its water resistance rating. Avoid exposing your watch to water beyond its rated depth. After swimming or immersing your watch in water, rinse it with fresh water to remove any salt or chlorine residue.

    Avoid Magnets: Keep your watch away from magnets as they can affect the movement's accuracy. Magnetic fields can disrupt the delicate components inside the watch, leading to inaccurate timekeeping.

    Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Avoid exposing your watch to extreme temperatures, as sudden changes in temperature can cause condensation to form inside the watch, potentially damaging the movement and components.

    Servicing: Regular servicing by a professional watchmaker is essential to keep your watch in good condition. The recommended service interval varies depending on the type of movement and the manufacturer's guidelines. Typically, mechanical watches should be serviced every 3-5 years, while quartz watches may require less frequent servicing.

    Storage: When you're not wearing your watch, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. Consider using a watch box or pouch to protect it from dust and scratches.

    Avoid Shock and Impact: While most watches are designed to withstand everyday wear and tear, try to avoid subjecting your watch to unnecessary shocks and impacts. Remove your watch before engaging in activities that could potentially damage it, such as sports or heavy physical work.

    Strap and Bracelet Care: If your watch has a leather strap, avoid exposing it to water and moisture, as it can cause the leather to deteriorate. Clean leather straps with a damp cloth and condition them occasionally to keep them supple. For metal bracelets, check for signs of wear and tear, such as stretched links or loose pins, and have them repaired promptly.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your watch remains in excellent condition for years to come.