The watch is one of the most important accessories you wear. Watches are an expression of your taste and identity, so it’s critical to maintain them. It’s important to know what questions to ask when taking a watch in for servicing, as well as how to protect your investment. Below are some tips for providing quality service for your beloved watch, and how to take care of your timepiece.
What You Need to Know
There are several things that you should know first before taking a watch in for any kind of servicing, including the following things:
• Where you purchased your watch (to determine if it’s eligible for warranty).
• The type of care your watch needs to maintain its quality and appearance.
• What questions do you need to ask when picking up your watches, such as if there are any problems with the strap or clasp.
The kind of watch repair servicing required will depend on the type of watch you own. Quartz watches require battery changes every few years. Mechanical watches require oiling and minor repairs. Automatic watches may not require any type of service, but they still need regular water resistance checks. Knowing what type of care your luxury watch needs will help you decide which professionals to work with and how often you should have it serviced.
It’s important to ask questions about the status of your timepiece when picking it up from service. Is there anything wrong you should know about? Has the repair been done correctly? Does the strap or clasp need attention? If not, now is a good time to address that problem before it gets worse.
Finally, you have to make sure that you have followed the manufacturer’s guidelines for protecting your timepiece from damage – especially if it’s stainless steel. These guidelines will tell you how often you need to polish your watch and what kinds of chemicals can affect the finish of these types of watches.
Taking Care of Your Timepiece
It may seem like a minor thing, but taking care of your watch will keep it looking and working its best. Be sure to avoid the following when caring for your timepiece.
First, avoid frequent contact with water when wearing your watch. At all times, do not expose the watch to excessive heat. Examine the band of your watch for any signs of wear or damage. And last but least, keep your hands clean!