A mechanical watch is much more than a timepiece. It is an emblem of the culmination of art and science, a salute to classical ingenuity. Whether we own one or a hundred, each mechanical watch is as special and dear to us as the first.
Not only is it a pure status symbol, it is also a source of great personal pride with immense sentimental value – which is why it requires extra care.
Here are some tips on maintaining a mechanical watch to ensure it remains in top condition for generations to come.
What You Should Do
Clean Your Mechanical Watch Regularly
Tips on Winding a Mechanical Watch
Prevent Water Damage to Your Watch
What You Should Avoid
Strong Magnetic Fields
Tip: Take your watch to professionals for demagnetisation regularly.
Tip: Like your jewellery, always wear your watch as the last item when all the perfume or cologne has dried up.
Sudden Shocks and Impacts
Tip: In case of any incident, take your watch to professionals who can reliably diagnose and repair any resulting damage.
Tip: If you are not wearing or showcasing the watch, place it in a watch winder to keep the watch mechanism running. This will help prolong the life of the watch.
Despite all the rules and admonishments above, a mechanical watch is one of the most sentimental personal devices you can own. Taking care of it not only keeps it in top condition but is also a show of respect and appreciation for the craftsmanship and tradition that went into making it.
For most people, this is one of the only machines that they intimately interact with. Therefore, keep it wound, clean, dry and give it some tender loving and care.
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