Luxury Watch Care: Maintain Your Timepiece with These 7 Tips

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Who could ever resist a luxury watch’s prestige and elegance? Anyone would see you in high regard once they see you wearing the hottest watch of the season. They will see you as someone established, successful, and valued in their careers, which is why you would choose to have a watch out of many pieces of jewelry and luxuries in the world. A watch symbolizes how important time is for you and how you manage it well. However, luxury watches are not like any other watches that you can just use haphazardly. It is also not advisable to take care of your watch too much to the extent that you no longer use it. Here are some tips for taking care of your watch more efficiently:

  • Clean your luxury watch regularly

We all know that the most influential luxury watch brands such as Omega, Bell & Ross, or Breguet watches create their products using the best materials. These materials make the timepiece sturdy and aesthetically pleasing. You might think these watches would not easily break since the best materials make it up, but regular cleaning will still help with maintaining the timepiece’s pristine condition. Regular cleaning will extend the life of your timepiece.

To clean your luxury watch, use a clean, soft cloth dabbed with soapy water. Wipe your wristwatch thoroughly yet lightly and remove the excess dirt or dust. Do this regularly every couple of months.

  • Keep your watch away from magnets

Luxury watches usually have a mechanical movement. Meaning, they are made with gears, screws, and cogs that expert watchmakers carefully engineer and assemble to keep time. This is one of the reasons why luxury watches are expensive. Given how they intricately made these watches, you must have an idea about why we need to keep them away from magnets. These tiny pieces are made from either steel or metal, which is why a single external movement from the magnet might result in your watch becoming damaged. Although modern watches today use pieces that can resist magnets, it is still better to be safe.

  • Consult your watch with an expert regularly

The same way as we go to the doctor for a regular check-up, our luxury watches also need the same. Seek a professional who can check out your watch. They can diagnose and resolve issues immediately in case your watch needs a bit of fixing or tuning. This allows you to catch problems that can be harmful to your watch in the long run.

  • Save the box of your watch

Always keep the box of your watch so you will have a secure container for your watch. When you are not sporting your watch, place it in a safe location so it can avoid any scratches. The box will also keep the watch safe and protected. Sloppily placing your watch on any surface by making it lay on its crystal or its back will only scratch it.

  • Know the water resistance

Most watches, especially luxury watches or diver’s watches, have reliable water resistance. You need to know your watch’s water resistance before you think about going to that beach party you are invited to. You cannot just take your watch out with you while swimming even if it is water-resistant. Do not take your watch out with you when you snorkel if your timepiece’s water resistance is only up to 50 meters. The change in pressure whenever we go to the water can be bad for your watch. Again, our luxury watches are made with the best materials, but it is still best to avoid situations that we will regret in the end. If your watch strap is leather, avoid water completely because it can make your band weak or brittle.

  • Protect the crystal at all costs

The sturdiest glass makes up the crystal of the best luxury watches. This protects the watch’s dial. We may be thankful for those moments when we bang or scratch the crystal at a surface without it getting scratched or shattered, but we still need to be extra careful. Take care of your watch’s crystal by all means and avoid surfaces that can cause it damage.

  • Avoid too much exposure to sunlight

Sure, it is nice to go out in the sun and flaunt your new luxury watch. However, we should not expose it to sunlight too much. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can affect the color of your timepiece or shorten the battery life because of the heat.

Relax and enjoy your watch

Here are just some things you need to remember for taking care of your watch. You do not need to be extra careful to the extent of not wearing your watch anymore—which can also break it in the long run. Just be cool and relax and enjoy your timepiece! Be smart and careful about the things you need to avoid.

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