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How to Care For Your Watch

Aug 22, 2008
When you own a beautiful watch, everyone notices it. They may remark on it and compliment you on this beautiful timepiece. Alternatively, they may simply regard you as a person who is quite successful. After all, a person with a great watch must be making a great living and doing quite well for themselves.

It is critical that you care for your watch properly to ensure that it lasts its full lifetime with you. When you care for your watch, you are giving yourself the guarantee that you will get a long life from that watch. Many people discover that simply by giving their watches regular maintenance care, they can have the same watch for ten or even fifteen years! Your watch becomes a real symbol that represents who you are. People remember you and your beautiful watch.

To be sure your watch runs well, any watch must be professionally serviced each year by a jeweler. When your watch is professionally serviced, they will check to make sure that each part of your beautiful timepiece is operating properly. They will confirm that it is keeping time appropriately. Your jeweler will also replace the battery and polish your watch to a fine shine. Along with a regular service appointment, take your watch in for cleaning and care as this is needed.

Most people discover that they can easily clean their watches at home. However a professional jeweler can supplement the cleaning you do regularly. Clean your watch with a cloth that does not shed or create any lint. These tiny particles can get caught in your watch and cause great havoc. Your jeweler may even sell appropriate cleaning supplies or have a suggestion as to where you can find them. When your watch is waterproof or water resistant, use a small amount of water and a gentle soap to clean your watch. Non water resistant watches can be polished at home, but for more thorough cleaning they will need to be taken to a jeweler.

A mild soap or baby shampoo can be ideal to use to clean your watch. Baby shampoo is well known for being quite gentle and having very pure ingredients. Another alternative is to look for a mild liquid hand soap without perfumes or coloring. The perfumes and coloring are unnecessary and you don't need any excess ingredients interfering with your watch. Watches are very delicate instruments. Some get a bit over enthusiastic when cleaning their watch and their watch gets completely wet. Others may be distracted when they take on this chore, leaving the chore half done. It is best to take care of your watch when you have at least ten minutes of private time to yourself to focus on this task. Taking the time and being patient will show in the great care for your watch.

Any watch that you purchase will come with instructions as to how to care for it. Pay close attention to these instructions and use them as your guide. These instructions will help prolong the life of your watch.

Some watches have bands, which can be removed. When your watch band can be removed, such as a cloth or a leather band, then remove it before cleaning it. Use practical cleaning for leather or cloth without submerging the band in any liquid.

It is best to care for your watch as a regular habit. By marking a day each month as your day to notice your watch and to confirm that it is keeping time accurately and that it is polished and clean, you can prevent more serious chores for your watch that may need to be done. Many watches are so sensitive that when the watch battery begins to run, it will start to lose a few seconds. You can easily time your own watch and have a jeweler install a new battery before your watch battery runs down completely. There is almost nothing more frustrating than having your watch stop dead and have no idea what time of day or night it happens to be.

When we care for our belongings, they last longer. This has been shown time and time again. Learning about your watch and its needs will help you to care for it and let it last for as long as it possibly can. Fortunately many watches can last for twenty years or more. The watch you have today can easily be the beautiful timepiece that sees you through the next two decades. Take good care of your watch and your watch will take good care of you!
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