3 Tips to Help Maintain Your Watch for a Lifetime

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3 Tips to Help Maintain Your Watch for a Lifetime
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They say time is a luxury and for some, this phrase can be eloquently encapsulated by the condition of their wrist piece. This functional, yet visual representation of your personal style can give an insight into your lifestyle and interests revealing, perhaps, a penchant for watersports or the finer things in life.

A trusted and reliable companion, your watch ceaselessly and dutifully performs its function day or night. Whether it is a vintage heirloom or a luxury timepiece, ensure your watch maintains its constancy and consistency throughout the years by keeping it in perfect working order by following these tips.

Servicing

To ensure all the intricate mechanical pieces that make up your watch continue to operate as clockwork, it is important to regularly service your watch. Disassembling the components will ensure any dirt, dust and debris lodged between them has been removed and each piece is properly cleaned, lubricated and polished before being put back together. Regular servicing at reputable jewelers such as Anania Jewellers in Sydney is essential for maintaining the accuracy of your watch as well as ensuring its longevity.

Storage

Your watch is a delicate and fine-tuned instrument which needs to be properly stored and protected from the elements such as dust, dirt and moisture, which can contribute to internal damage. Temperature and humidity and two of the most important factors to consider when storing your watch as extremes in either can cause damage to its components affecting its accuracy as well as water resistance.

When not worn, it is best to store your watch in a dry, well-ventilated environment, away from direct sunlight.  A protective case, such as a safe deposit box, or a watch box, can protect it from scratches and physical damage while keeping it clean and dust-free. This will help to ensure your watch maintains its pristine condition, as well as its appearance and value.

Water Resistance

A watch’s ability to resist water is displayed on its dial and is typically indicated in atmospheres (ATM) or in bars. It is important to understand what these units represent to determine the level of protection your watch has against water damage. The following units are  common levels of water resistance:

  • Water resistant: Protection against minor splashes, but not fully waterproof. Avoid contact with water.
  • Water resistant up to 3 bar: Suitable for washing hands and splashing water, but not for showering.
  • Water resistant up to 5 bar: Safe for showering and swimming, but avoid prolonged and direct exposure and direct water jets.
  • Water resistant to 10 bar: Can be used for swimming and snorkeling at the surface.
  • Water resistant up to 20 bar: Suitable for recreational diving, referred to as a diver’s watch.
  • Water resistant to 50 bar: Can withstand deep diving.

Make sure you know how much water your watch is able to withstand before subjecting it to any of the conditions listed above.

Whether you wear yours as an accessory in a business setting, or treasure it as a timeless gift, following the guidance in this article will ensure your watch functions as it should for years to come.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and TJM Media Pvt Ltd. is not responsible for any errors in the same.