How to Look After Your Watch
Many of us believe watches don't need to be looked after, and instead choose to live by the motto if it isn't broken, don't fix it, which is understandable as in lots of peoples cases, it is fully functional. However, if you act more responsible for your watch, through observing and correcting any inaccuracies, the watch's life expectancy can be increased by five years.
There are a number of obvious, yet easily forgotten, rules which watch users must adhere to if you they want to ensure their watch operates for as long as it possibly can. These rules include, avoiding high temperatures and water exposure, complying with water resistance ratings, , watch servicing and not wearing your watch during sports.
Firstly, to retain your watch's original features, you should keep it well away from extreme temperatures. This is because if your watch is left out in either a severely high or low temperature, the seal of the watch will break off and the mechanics of the device, like the water resistant feature, will not operate accurately thereafter.
Almost all normal watches come with an inbuilt water resistance rating that indicates the maximum amount of water the watch can be exposed to. To make your watch feels new, keep your water levels under your recommended resistance. An easy solution to this problem is to not wear it away whilst swimming or having a shower to prevent the watch potentially being damaged.
Additionally, manufacturers such as HS Samuel, recommend servicing your watch. This is mostly aimed at citizens who have high maintenance, digital watches who should aim to service them every 2 to 3 years. These suggestions came into place, firstly to check if anything has gone mechanically wrong but also because shops actually charge a higher service fee to those who have not had regular checkups. Therefore, it is in your advantage to get your watch serviced.
Overall, though it may seem like common sense, you should try not to wear your watch during any form of sport as it can easily be knocked, or even broken, that will consequently mean a loss of £200 or whatever the cost of your watch is.