What you should know about your watch….
Whether you are dedicated watch lover or somebody who just needs a way to tell time,
proper watch care is a must. The value of a watch arguably depend on the way it
is maintained, whether for aesthetic or practical purposes.
Here are a few of the most watch care and maintenance pointers that you need to
know to keep your watch ticking perfectly.
When does a watch need preventive servicing?
A mechanical or a self- winding watch needs to be serviced every 5 to 8 years
depending on the manufacturer's recommendation. Like any automobile, a watch
mechanism needs to be lubricated regularly to keep it running smoothly and to
prevent damage of parts caused by abrasion from the fine dust that accumulates
in the movement. This fine dust, usually created by the friction between the
parts, builds up when oil deteriorate over a certain period of time. This will
result in the inaccuracy of the watch.
Quartz watches hardly need servicing at all because they have very few moving
parts. The only servicing needed is the one- or two-year battery change, along
with the gasket replacement for protection against water seepage.
A watch exposed should have its water resistance checked once a year to ensure
water resistance ratings. Resistance can decrease due to the deterioration of
gaskets, o-rings, crowns and pushers from the dust and sweat encountered daily.