6 Watch Maintenance Tips

1. Wear your watch from time to time.

This is one of the most important watch maintenance tips you should always remember. Most new collectors don’t know this, but watches can get damaged by sitting on drawers for a long period of time. Make sure to wear them from time to time. If you own a mechanical watch, its mechanism should be kept in motion to keep its lubricants working and in place.

2. Keep the watch clean.

The bracelet and case of your timepiece can get damaged easily by seawater and exposure to chemicals. Perfumes and other cosmetic products can also damage straps. If your watch has been exposed to the aforementioned substances, make sure to clean it using a moistened cloth. Then, dry it carefully and store it in a well-ventilated space.

3. Select a reputable watch repair facility.

Buying women’s and men’s watches in Malaysia is not easy. You need to do tons of research before finalizing your purchase. Of course, you shouldn’t buy a watch from an unreliable business. Another important thing is to choose a reputable watch repair service, in case something goes wrong with your watch. Never take your watch to that “fast fix” store at the nearest mall. Go to a reputable watchmaker with many years of experience.

4. Know your watch well.

Learn more about watch movements. Know whether your timepiece has a mechanical or quartz movement. If you know what type of watch you have, you can give it the maintenance and care it needs. Take note that a mechanical watch should be cleaned every 3 to 5 years in order to retain its accuracy. Modern quartz watches, on the other hand, are basically maintenance free.
However, it’s electronic movement is delicate, and can be easily damaged.

5. Don’t over-wind hand-wound mechanical timepieces.

This is a common mistake many people commit when dealing with their hard-wound watches.
Never over-wind yours. A watch that is manually wound is quite durable and robust, though, it can still be damaged. Wind your timepiece at the same each day. Continue turning its crown until you feel a bit of resistance. Once you feel resistance, stop it immediately.

6. Keep in mind that water resistant doesn’t always equate to waterproof.

Unless your watch is a diver watch, don’t submerge it in water. The gasket that provides your timepiece its water-resistant quality grows brittle and dry overtime, and must be replaced once your watch is serviced. If it becomes too dry, your watch would no longer be waterproof.