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Proper storage of my watch?

A watch should be stored in a dry place free of any chemicals or synthetic material that may cause discoloration on metal, especially gold. It s also good habit to wipe the watch clean, and remove any dirt that may harden into the links of a watch when left unused for a long period of time.
When removing your watch, always keep it in either the crown down position, or in the dial up position. Since the watch has been regulated to run accurately in these two positions, your watch will not lose or gain more time than it is supposed to when kept unused in the duration of its reserved power.
Do not store a mechanical watch near any appliance components, such as motors, loud speakers or television screens.
Most watch care tips are really just common sense. Learn the best ways to handle your watch. Al little effort now can save you headaches and maintenance costs in the future.

Battery life expectancy?

The average silver oxide battery will last 2 to 3 years, while a lithium battery will last an average of 10 years. These batteries are, nevertheless, not interchangeable, as some watches have specific battery requirements.
Except for watches with "end of life" indicators (EOL), your battery life will usually expire at the time when you expect it, and may cause you immeasurable inconvenience. It is advisable to change the battery at least six months before you expect its energy to run out. This means approximately 1.5 years from the date it was installed. Keep note of the installation date; some spent batteries may start to leak chemicals into the movement and damage the circuit module if not immediately replaced.

The pulling of the crown of a quartz watch will stop the hands from moving, and possibly save you 75% to 80% of the watch energy. However, the savings is marginal when you consider that a silver oxide battery will lose 5% to 8% of its energy per year even when unused. This may also cause the lubricants to congeal.
 

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