Caring for Watches — Watches have become a necessity in accompanying our routine activities. Besides being a timepiece, a watch can also be a collector’s item because of its quality, level of difficulty maintaining it, and its scarcity.
It could also be a symbol of “the rich” because there are valuable very expensive, perhaps worth the luxury car that is only owned by some rich.
However, if used daily, it certainly increases the risk of getting dirty, dusty, falling from high altitude, or getting wet from the rain. How to take care of your watch so that it lasts for years is durable, rust-resistant, and odorless. Let’s look at these tips on caring for watches.
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Clean or wipe after use
If there is a box to store the watch, it should be placed in it and given silica gel so that it is not moist, and does not damage your watch. On the watch glass, clean it with a soft cloth, so as not to scratch the watch glass which is very sensitive to scratches.
Even though the watch is scratch-resistant, in a few hours it has a protective glass coating that, if scratched continuously with abrasive material; the coating will be thinner, easily damaged, lost, and less resistant to scratches.
Maintain cleanliness on the watchband, as well as rubber
Clean it with liquid soap or toothpaste then brush with a small brush, so that the remnants of sweat that clings to the clock disappear, clean, and do not cause odor and mildew.
Maintain cleanliness on a watchband made of pure stainless steel
By washing pure stainless steel bracelets with alcohol and brushing them, this will remove any residual sweat on the wrist that attaches to the watch.
For pure stainless steel, it will not leave rust, but in a non-genuine watch which is a mixed stainless steel, usually the paint will be damaged, and sometimes cause rust when exposed to water.
Caring for cleanliness on the wristwatches made of canvas
Easy to do, wash the canvas, brush with additional soap, and dry it using newspaper, this will dry quickly because it will be absorbed by a newspaper, and not cause odor.
If the watch bracelet is made of leather, it can also be dried in an aerated way, not under direct sunlight because it will make the watch leather bracelet broken, cracked.
Water Resist / Water Proof does not mean it will not be damaged if exposed to water. In the CASIO G-SHOCK Clock, for example, the endurance of the clock is tested when swimming at a certain depth.
However, if when swimming or the watch is submerged and the button is pressed while in the water, then most likely the water will enter slowly little by little. This will cause damage to your watch, dew, or if the digital watch will be damaged.
If your watch is exposed to water or moisture, dry it immediately or wipe it with a dry cloth. In some cases, I read there are users who say the watch breaks quickly, even though the watch is good, waterproof, just bought, and so on. After being asked, it turns out that I often get hit by water. The watch is waterproofing but the rope breaks quickly.
Try not to fall because whatever resistance the watch is, if it has fallen, it will gradually damage the components inside or at least it will relax the components inside the watch, when it is loose then it is likely that water will enter and can cause rust on the watch.
Keep your watch always dry, clean it immediately if exposed to water, oil, sweat, or other potentially damaging substances.
Substances that can cause corrosion on the clock include water, oil, sweat, rainwater, mud, seawater, and others. Except for the original watch that was tested for its resistance to substances that have been mentioned before.
Do not be too tight when wearing a watch
Because the conditions are too tight in binding the watch on our hands will cause humid conditions, easily irritated to the type of watch that has a leather bracelet (because it comes from animal skin), also on a watchband made of rubber.
Keep away from magnetic fields
Keep it away from strong magnetic fields if you want your watch to run optimally, such as magnets, TV, loudspeakers, cooling machines, and others.
For some types of watches, do not wear during strenuous activities
Because extreme movements cause the components to shift and not run optimally. Imagine, you work moving house items, stirring cement, cleaning gutters, or other work that puts your watch at risk.
Try to avoid the risk of exposure to heat, shock, chemical liquids, or mechanical damage that can damage the color and performance of the watch’s machine.
Replace the battery immediately when the battery has run out
Or immediately throw it away if you do not have time to buy a battery. Why? Because the battery is expired / dead / damaged, it will usually cause corrosive oil (damage) on the watch machine.
Do the battery clock changes if the clock has an indication of running slow or late. This is done to avoid searching for batteries that can damage your watch.
Bring your watch to the official service points of each brand
For example, at SEIKO counters, CASIO service centers, or other places that do have expertise in their fields. If you have an automatic watch (e.g., SEIKO automatic, ALEXANDRE CHRISTIE automatic, and other automatic clocks), regular service is recommended.
About once a year it is enough to maintain and care for watches to be durable and long-lasting to use.
Especially if the watch is a gift from someone we care about (for example wife, children, family) would have a deep impression, right?