A watchband has more duties than telling us the time. Today, watch manufacturers have created stunning and complicated watches that serve as both fashionable and functional pieces. Sometimes, we have watches that have memories associated with them. Whether you have a luxury watch or a dress watch, you should be able to take proper care of it.
We have listed how you can take care of watches.
Cleaning a Watch
You should learn to clean your watches often. This could be done with a soft cloth that should help you wipe down the band. Remove the case and clean dust or dirt. However, before you soak a watch in water, make sure that the water is waterproof.
Getting a Watch Serviced
You should service your mechanical watch every two to three years. A quartz watch should be serviced for three to four years.
Away from Chemicals
Do not make allow chemicals to come in contact with your watch. This could be in form of cleaning supplies. Perfume could weaken and damage your watch’s leather. You should be careful how to spray cologne or perfume. We recommend that you allow it to dry before wearing a watch.
Keeping Away from Magnets
Most people are not aware that magnets affect their watches negatively. Often, we do not realize that magnets are close to where we stored our watches. You should avoid magnets when you have a watch because they negatively affect the watch’s timekeeping.
Limiting Sun Exposure
You should avoid extended exposure of watches to sunlight. The more you expose your watch to sunlight, the more the color fades. Heat tends to shorten the battery life of a watch. This means that you should handle your watch with care and keep it away from direct sunlight.
We have previously talked about waterproof of watches. You should know the water-resistance of your watch. Many watches come with a level of waterproof. However, some vintage watches might lose their waterproof feature over time. You should try and avoid drenching your watch with water if it is not water-resistant. Leather watches should not be soaked in water or small splashes of water.
You have to handle your watch’s crystal. This means that you should not hit the crystals of your watch against objects or walls that may cause scratches.
The Watch Box
Do not destroy your watch box. When you are not using your watch, you should store the watch in its box. If your watch does not come with a box, you should find a better place to safely keep it.
Trust the Professionals
Do not try to repair your watch. Leave this task for professionals. When you open your watch, it could be exposed to dirt, dust, and other particles that can affect its movement.
Understand How the Watch Works
The first thing to do before you buy a watch is to read its manual, especially for luxury watches. You should learn how to take care of the watch and what is expected of you when you use it.