HOW TO STORE AND MAINTAIN YOUR WATCH


Whether it’s Czapek or a rare Patek Philippe, here are a few key tips for keeping your timepiece in top condition

REGULAR WINDING

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.

MAGNETIC FIELDS

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.

For more information on bespoke care packages, you can contact the Sales Extraordinaire Ltd at info@salesextraordinaire.co.uk or by calling +44 20 7692 0874. You can also book an appointment by visiting the site at www.salesextraordinaire.co.uk/consultancy-services

To contact me directly, simply send your correspondence to aa@salesextraordinaire.co.uk

Regards,

Anuj Arora,

Managing Director,

Sales Extraordinaire Ltd

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