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5 Essential Tips for Watch Care

Cell phones have taken the place of several devices that were once common, but the watch is not one of them. In the past, it may have seemed that the watch was heading in the same direction as the cordless house phones, but those thoughts would be wrong. While the watch has never totally gone out of style, it may have faded a bit, but it's had a strong come-back. Watches are more than just a device to tell time. They are attractive statement pieces, as well as functional. Some people simply wouldn't feel dressed if they didn't have a watch on their wrist. A watch is something to enjoy, it should be cared for and cherished. The following five essential tips for watch care, will help you keep your watch running.


Things to Avoid

There are some things that your watch should stay away from. These include the following:

  • Chemicals. They can harm the watch.

  • Sunlight. Of course, you can wear your watch outdoors. However, don't leave it sitting on the dashboard in your hot car, or out on a table that's in direct sunlight for hours.

  • Magnets. They can harm the functionality of a watch.

Storage

To keep your watch safe and scratch free, it's a good idea to store it inside the watch box when you're not using it. You'll always know where it is, and you won't have to worry about the crystal being scratched by other items in your jewelry box.


Have it Serviced

It's a good idea to have your watch regularly serviced to ensure that it's working as it should. A professional watch inspection can ensure that it's keeping time correctly and does not have to be calibrated. If any issues are found, a qualified watch repair professional can take care of them.


Keep the Watch Clean

While you would not want to dump the watch in soapy water to clean it, you can clean it with a soft cloth. This will remove all gunk that may have accumulated on the crystal and band.


Know Your Watch

Take the time to learn about your watch. Make sure it's waterproof before you get it wet. If you're active and participate in sports, wear a water proof sport watch rather than a dressier one. A sport watch is designed to handle an active lifestyle.


These five tips will help you take great care of your watch so that it brings you pleasure for many years.