Watches are a valuable investment both financially and sentimentally. Whether it's an inherited watch from a loved one or a recently purchased watch, these items hold sentimental value and should be treated with the care and attention they deserve. However, many people are unaware of the importance of maintaining and caring for watches.
A watch is a precise mechanism made up of various moving parts and as such requires regular maintenance to function properly. A watch can suffer wear and tear due to daily use and the passage of time. For example, dust and dirt can collect on the gears and cause malfunctions. Moisture can cause corrosion and oxidation on metal parts.
For this reason it is important to take the watch to a qualified watchmaker from time to time for a complete service, in which the moving parts are checked, cleaned and oiled, the batteries are changed and all functions are ensured that they are working properly. This will help extend the life of the watch and ensure that it continues to function properly.
On a day-to-day basis, it is also important to pay attention to the following recommendations:
- Avoid exposing the watch to extreme temperatures or sudden changes in temperature.
- Avoid exposing the watch to moisture.
- Avoid exposing the watch to extreme shock and vibration.
- Regularly clean the watch with a soft, dry cloth.
- Avoid getting leather straps wet.
By following these simple recommendations, your watch will continue to function properly and will last for many years. Thus ensuring your investment and the sentimental value that this object has.