If you’ve spent quite a lot of money on purchasing your automatic watch, it is important that you not only wear it with price but you also have to make sure that you clean it so that it remains in tip-top condition all the time. But, how exactly do you clean your watch the right way?
Fortunately for you, you’ve come to the right article. Today, I am going to be giving you some tips to help you clean your precious timepiece in the best way possible.
Before you clean the watch yourself, it is important to keep in mind that your watch needs to be professionally serviced from time to time. Ideally, you want to have your timepiece serviced every 3-5 years, especially if you are wearing it on a daily basis. That being said, here are some tips to ensure that you have your watch serviced the right way:
- Your watch would have to be serviced every 3-5 years. That is the general guideline but if you see that there are dirt and grime that you cannot remove safely on your own, then you may need to have it professionally done
- Always read the manual or safety guidelines that are usually included in your watch’s box. This is to help you know the right maintenance and care for your luxury timepiece
- It is best that you keep your watch away from direct sunlight as it may not only result in discoloration but the humidity might also cause corrosion as well.
- For the most part, any surface-dwelling dust and dirt can be cleaned by using a microfiber cloth. This type of cloth is preferred since it will not scratch the delicate surface of your watch (especially when your watch is only using mineral glass).
- Make sure that your watch does not come into contact with perfumes, powders, or other chemicals as it may cause corrosion or discoloration to the watch’s strap.
- Non-water-resistant watches should be kept dry at all times so as to not damage the inner mechanisms.
- Water-resistant watches can be cleaned using running water and pat dry using a microfiber cloth. Do not use any detergent as it can be too harmful to the watch’s material.
- Watches with leather strap should not be wet (despite the watch itself being water-resistant) as it can help damage the material
- When setting the time and date of your watch, it is important that you remove the watch from your wrist before manually winding the dial. This is to ensure that nothing gets broken during the entire process would require you to pull the crown slightly or pull the crown in its full range
- If you have a traditional mechanical watch, you might have to wind the watch from every day to ensure continuous operation
- If you have an automatic watch, you do not have to manually wind the watch every so often, provided that you give it some energy every day by wearing it
- Quartz watches need only be wound once until the battery dies.