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How To Properly Care For Your Watch To Make It Last As Long As Possible

Aug 17, 2007
Regardless of the type of watch you own, you need to take good care of it, always. Regular maintenance will retain the accuracy and appearance of your watch. When you spend your hard earned money on a watch you want it to last for many years to come. But if you are not performing regular maintenance on the watch it will likely not last nearly as long as it could. Always refer to the manufacturer's instruction manual for care and warranty items.

Water is a huge hazard for most watch owners. If your watch is not water proof or at least water resistant you need to take care and avoid incurring water damage with your watch.

Look for water resistances in your instruction manual and follow the manufacturer's guidelines regarding water exposure.

If water does get in your watch face, you may see condensation.

Don't just throw your water-damaged watch away. Have it checked by a professional watch repairman who may be able to save your watch.

Temperature and Chemicals

Avoid leaving your watch out in extreme heat or cold. Extreme heat will shorten the life span of the battery. Extreme cold may cause the watch to lose time. You should also avoid exposure to solvents, chemicals, and gases: discoloration and deterioration may result.

Other Care Needs

Things to keep in mind while caring for your watch:

Avoid dropping your watch or any type of impact to your watch. They are made to wear on your wrist and will naturally be exposed to some wear and tear.

Consider an appropriate watch for wearing at your specific type of employment. If you work construction or other labor intensive job sites then you will need a durable watch that can stand up to the wear and tear you will be putting it through.

Do not expose your watch to electricity or magnets, but all household appliances are okay to be near.

Your watch may corrode if worn in salt water.
Take it in to a specialist anytime you have damage to your watch.
Have your watch cleaned professionally.
Follow your manufacturer's guidelines for service and repair.

Maintaining your watch is an important part of keeping your watch in good working order. You spent your hard earned money on a nice watch and you should take care of it to ensure it lasts as long as possible. By performing some regular maintenance you will be able to make your watch last for a lifetime or at least until you decide to upgrade to that Rolex you have always dreamed of!
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about Women's Wrist Watches at http://www.ladieswristwatchesonline.com
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