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
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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