In our busy lives, a watch isn’t just for telling time. It’s like a piece of special art that can be with us for a very long time. Whether you have a new watch or it’s been in your family for generations, taking care of it is super important.
Watches are tough, but they need some love, too. If you don’t look after them, they can break and cost a lot to fix. But if you give them a little attention regularly, they can last for ages. At Mohammad and Sons, we’re here to help you learn the basics of taking care of your watch so it can stay beautiful and keep working well.
Join us on this journey to learn how to take care of your watch. Whether you’re a watch pro or just starting, our tips will help you keep your watch looking great and always telling the right time. Let’s get started with “Watch Care 101: Keeping Your Watch in Good Shape.”
How To Care For Your Timepiece
Taking care of your watch is super important. Mechanical and automatic watches need a check-up every 5-7 years, while quartz watches can wait 7-10 years. But remember, your watch might need more regular visits to keep it clean and working well. This way, your watch will always be in great shape and ready to tell time.
Clean Your Watch: Regular Maintenance for Lasting Beauty
Your watch has many nooks and crannies where dirt and oil can build up, from the bracelet links to the case and bezel junction. For daily care, use a lint-free cloth to wipe your watch clean.
But remember to perform a more thorough cleaning every few months. Start by removing the bracelet and using a soft toothbrush with warm water (or mild dish soap for stubborn dirt) to clean the case gently. This process works for bracelet straps. For leather straps, opt for a soak in warm water and white vinegar. Ensure your watch is completely dry before reassembling it.
Consider an annual ultrasonic cleaning to maintain your watch’s exterior. This deep cleaning removes dirt from the bracelet and case, safeguarding pins and links against everyday wear.
For stainless steel straps, a microfiber cloth is your best friend. Gently wipe away sweat and grime regularly to keep your watch looking its best.
Wind Your Watch: Essential Care for Timekeeping Reliability
Winding your watch is a crucial part of taking care of it. If you leave your watch unwound and unused for too long, it can stop working and become costly to fix.
For automatic watches, they’ll keep running until they enter a power reserve mode. To bring them back to life, just set the time and give them a little wind. Don’t worry, automatic watches have a safety feature, so you can’t over-wind them.
If you have a manual watch, it’s a good idea to wind it at the same time every day. But be gentle! Stop winding as soon as you feel even a tiny bit of resistance to avoid damaging the spring. This way, your watch will keep ticking happily.
Regular Wear Keeps Your Watch in Shape
Wearing your watch regularly helps to keep its inner parts working smoothly. Lubricants inside the watch stay in good condition when it’s in use. Neglecting your watch for too long can cause these lubricants to harden and create friction, potentially damaging the movement.
However, even with regular wear, remember to get your watch serviced every few years to keep everything running smoothly.
Proper Storage for Watch Care
If you’re not planning to wear your watch often, storing it correctly is crucial. The best way to do this is with a watch winder, which keeps your watch safe, dry, and the gears moving smoothly. If you don’t have a watch winder, the original box or a watch roll works well, too.
Just remember to wind it at least once a week and store it in a dry, temperature-controlled place.
Know Your Watch’s Water Resistance
Understanding your watch’s water resistance is key. Modern watches have different levels of water resistance, so check your watch’s specifics. Vintage watches may not be water-resistant or could lose this feature over time.
Be cautious with leather bands, as water can weaken them. Avoid submerging your watch unless it’s designed for water activities.
Protect Your Watch from Extreme Conditions
While watches are built to withstand a lot, it’s best to avoid extreme heat, direct sunlight, or humid conditions. These can affect your watch’s performance and appearance. Drastic temperature and humidity changes can also be harmful.
Keep Chemicals, Colognes, and Magnets at Bay
Chemicals, colognes, and lotions can get stuck in the tiny parts of your watch, leading to dirt buildup. For watches with leather bands, these substances can weaken or tear the material. Remove your watch before applying such products, and ensure they are fully dry before putting it back on. Keep your watch away from magnets, as they can damage its inner workings.
Always Read the Manual
Every watch is unique, so always refer to the manual for specific care instructions. If you don’t have the manual, you can find resources online for your particular watch model.
Regular Battery Changes
Quartz watches need regular battery changes, usually every one to three years. Some have an End-Of-Life feature to conserve energy when the battery is low, allowing them to run for about 30 days before stopping completely. Be sure to change the battery when needed to keep your watch running smoothly.
Keep the Watch Strap Clean
Don’t forget to clean your watch strap regularly to prevent dirt buildup. The cleaning method depends on the strap material, such as rubber, stainless steel, or canvas.
Utilize Your Warranty
Make the most of your watch’s warranty, especially if you encounter any issues within the warranty period. Visit an authorized store for repairs or servicing.
Use a Special Liquid for Shine
Maintain the shine of stainless steel watches with a specialized cleaning liquid.
Explore Luxury Watches at Mohammad and Sons
Your watch is more than just a timekeeper; it’s a timeless piece of art. Mohammad and Sons, your authorized dealer in Bangladesh, understands the significance of preserving your timepiece.
In “Watch Care 101,” we’ve shared essential tips to maintain your watch’s beauty and reliability. From regular wear to proper storage, understanding water resistance, to protecting against extreme conditions, we’ve covered it all.
As your trusted partner, we invite you to discover our world of luxury watches, blending craftsmanship, style, and precision. Mohammad and Sons is your gateway to timeless elegance. Explore our collection and let your watch tell your story for generations to come.