How to Care for Your Luxury Watches Properly

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This is just the start of a long journey to owning and using the watch you buy. Because of that, you need to do your part to make sure that your timepiece will last more than a few years, not just one. Luxury watchmakers must have used high-end materials and made them with top-notch engineering. However, if you don’t care for your timepieces, they are more likely to break.

 

The good news is that there are simple ways to make sure that your timepieces will always be in good shape. It will start by taking care of them and giving them a lot of attention. As you read this, we’ll show you some of the best ways to care for your high-priced watch.

 

How to care for your expensive watch?

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Before we talk about keeping your watch in good shape, keep in mind that it’s better to keep the box or case that came with it. It is made to make sure that the timepiece is safe and secure. Thus, it is best to store things in them. Take care of your watch:

 

Recognize the characteristics

 

Another thing to keep in mind is knowing the features of your watch. Every model of a high-end watch has its abilities and abilities. As an example, not all watches are water- or shock-proof. If you don’t wear the right watch for an athletic or sports event, there is a good chance that you will break or ruin the watch. When you know what your watch can do, it will be easier to know when to use it and when not to use it.

 

What does after-sale service cover?

 

In every watch, there is a guarantee that it will work. As the owner, it is your job to know what your warranty covers to keep your watch in good condition. Each company has different lengths and points of coverage. For example, you will get 8 years of warranty with a Panerai watch. As long as there are no manufacturing flaws for the first 24 months, they can be fixed or replaced.

 

One of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to watching repair is that most, if not all, high-end watchmakers won’t honor their warranties if a third party services the watch. To put it another way: As long as you have a store or manufacturer warranty, you should send them in for repairs to the right place for them. You can also be sure that the service will be good and use good and high-quality materials.

 

Learn the abilities

 

If you want to know more about its features, it’s also a good idea to know how many features it has. For example, water-resistant watches can be worn in different depths. You might want to choose a watch that can be exposed to more than 50mm for divers. In this way, your outdoor activities won’t hurt the parts of your watch. It’s the same for shock resistance, chronographs, subdials, etc. By knowing what your watch can and can’t do, you can protect them the right way.

 

Organize correctly in drawers.

 

Most people who collect shoes or bags also collect timepieces. It is important to have the right shelves or drawers to keep it safe and sound. Some people who have a lot of money build a special drawer to store their collection of high-end watches. You can, however, keep your watches in the box they came in and store them in a safe place.

 

Ensure correct mobility.

 

Luxury watches still show off the true beauty of watchmaking. Because of this, some models and collections are made with automatic and mechanical parts. These two movements are more difficult to keep up with than Quartz or battery-powered mechanisms.

 

For automatic watches to work, they need to be worn more often because they get power from the person’s movement. People who use mechanical watches, on the other hand, are more knowledgeable about the subject. When it isn’t being used, it uses a self-winding mechanism that must be re-wound to keep it at its best.

 

Always tidy up after yourself.

 

Make it a practice to clean the watch before putting it away. Some people like to put the timepiece away right after using it, rather than putting it away for a while. This habit can help the watch get more dust and dirt, damaging both the inside and outside parts, especially if you wear it outside or while doing sports. Clean it with a damp cloth before you store it. So, you can be sure that it is clean on the surface.

 

Do not make chemical contacts.

 

Because the timepiece is made with the smallest gears and materials, it is more likely to be damaged by chemicals. Some people like to use different cleaners to keep the outside of their watches shiny. Some of these chemicals can indeed be bad for your watch. You might inquire which of the various options on the market is the most suggested by the manufacturer. Otherwise, you should use a little damp water to clean it up.

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