Whether it’s Czapek or a rare Patek Philippe, here are a few key tips for keeping your timepiece in top condition
Even if you have not worn your timepiece for a while, you should wind your mechanical watch (self-winding or manual-winding) at least once a month. For a manual-winding watch, turn the crown until it resists, without forcing it. For a self-winding watch, we recommend at least 30 turns of the crown. This helps keep the movement components well lubricated
PERIODICAL CONTROLS & SERVICES
The movement and the water resistance should be checked periodically. Water resistance seals exposed to the environment (temperature differences, acidity, amongst others) should be replaced every two to three years depending on wear and tear. This routine water-resistance service is the only way to protect the heart of your watch from dust and humidity.
Throughout everyday life, we are often exposed to magnetic fields that may cause timepieces to run slower, excessively fast, or even stop. If necessary, a simple demagnetization process can be performed by a professional watchmaker, before resetting the time.
CLEANING WATER-RESISTANT WATCHES
Clean your watch and its metal bracelet regularly with warm water, rinse with fresh water, and dry with a soft cloth. This simple gesture limits the abrasive or corrosive effects of the chlorine, seawater, sand and perfume.
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