How To Care For Your Watch;
Advice And Common Watch Problems
Looking after a properly can extend its life by many years. There are a number of easy ways that you
can do this.
Treat your according to its water resistance rating. Every has a water resistance rating. For a breakdown
of what each one means click here.
Do not expose your to rapid temperature change. It is best not to wear your in a sauna or in a cold
plunge pool. This is because rapid temperature change causes materials to contract, if the seal (that
makes the water resistant) changes size and/or shape it could mean that your is no longer water
If the air under the glass rapidly cools it may mean that the water in the air will condense. In most
cases this goes away without any intervention, but water can get into the workings of the . The best
course of action to take if this happens is to have the case opened and left to dry as soon as possible.
Once the case has been opened the water resistance rating can not be guaranteed until the has been
tested in a pressure tank. If you frequently use your in water it is best to send it back to the
manufacturer as local retailers are unlikely to have the equipment necessary to do this.
Do not knock your . Undue shocks can damage the internal workings or scratch the glass. It is generally
inadvisable to wear a during sports, unless it is specifically designed for them. This is especially
important if you have a which has moving parts. Mechanical/automatic es and quartz es contain moving
parts. A digital has no moving parts so an impact should only damage the glass. A breakdown of the
different qualities of glasses can be found here.
Avoid wearing perfume or moisturisers in the same place that you wear your . Watch bracelets, straps
and the internal workings can be susceptible to corrosion from cosmetics.
Check straps and bracelets regularly. Ensure that they are not loose or too worn. If necessary get the
clasp tightened or obtain a new strap, both of these tasks can be done by your local jeweller. Keep hold of
any additional links that you have for the , these will come in handy if one breaks.
Keep your clean. If it has a water resistance rating of 50m you can clean your with luke warm water and
a very small amount of soap. A tooth brush or similar object can be used to easily loosen dirt. Make sure
that you remove all soap and dry it thoroughly afterwards. If the water has a rating of less than 50m the
best thing to use is a soft cloth and a dry toothbrush to clean between the links.
Change the battery when necessary. If a battery powered has stopped or is losing time it probably needs
a new battery. Even if you do not intend to wear the for a while it is better to keep it running as the
mechanisms inside may seize up if they are not used. It is advisable to get the battery changed by a
jeweller as there are a number of small parts which can easily be lost. Remember that water resistance
cannot be guaranteed unless it is tested. To find out more about different kinds of power for wrist es click
Get your serviced. If you have an automatic, divers or a particularly expensive it is recommended to
have it serviced every 2-3 years. Otherwise the cost of servicing is likely to outweigh the cost of
replacement. If the is under guarantee ensure that the service centre used is one recognised by the
manufacturer so that the warranty is not invalidated.
Amy works as part of the customer service team at Find Watches helping customers in both the shop
and online store find the perfect . You can find Amy, and the rest of the Find Watches team