Four Major Maintenance Tips For Top Watches

The service life of a watch is related to whether the wearer uses and maintains the watch correctly. The dirty appearance of the watch, the unsuitable length of the strap, and the harsh use environment can easily cause damage to the watch and shorten its service life. Mid-to-high-end watches should be repaired every two to three years to check the travel time performance and movement power consumption. Regular maintenance services will effectively extend the use of your watch. Water resistance of watches
The waterproofing of the watch relies on the waterproof rubber ring on the mirror, the back cover, the handle, etc. to meet the corresponding standards. All waterproof watches are marked with ‘WATER RESISTANT’ or ‘WATER PROOF’ in English on the bottom cover. Watches without waterproof markings are only dustproof and should not be exposed to water. 30 meters (3ATM, 3 atmospheres) waterproof watch can be used for daily grooming or rain, that is, water droplets only splash on the surface without any water pressure on the watch. The 50 meter waterproof meter can be used for swimming and general housework, and the 100 meter waterproof meter can be used for underwater work such as swimming and diving.
的 The aging of the waterproof rubber ring will affect the waterproof performance of the watch, so the waterproof rubber ring and the handle of the watch (including the waterproof ring) should be replaced regularly according to the use situation. The quartz watch must be replaced with a waterproof element every time the battery is changed to ensure good waterproof performance.
Any waterproof watch should not be worn in a hot bath, sauna, or in an environment where the temperature varies greatly. Because the waterproof rubber ring is affected by temperature, it will expand and contract due to thermal expansion, and it will accelerate the aging, which will cause water condensate in the water and the surface, which will seriously damage the parts.
‘Two defenses’ for watches
In national standards, the antimagnetic and shockproof performance standards are expressed by the ‘residual effect’. The residual effect refers to the difference between the instantaneous day difference of the watch before detection and the instantaneous day difference of the watch after detection.
Shockproof: When the watch accidentally falls from the height of 1 meter to the horizontal hardwood surface, the residual effect of the quartz watch does not exceed 2 seconds, and the residual effect of the mechanical watch does not exceed 60 seconds.
Antimagnetic: When the watch is accidentally exposed to a magnetic field with an intensity of 4800A / m, the residual effect of the quartz watch does not exceed 1.5 seconds, the residual effect of the mechanical male watch (the movement area is greater than 314 square millimeters) does not exceed 30 seconds, and the residual effect of the mechanical female watch does not More than 45 seconds.
Water removal secret
If water accidentally enters the case, a granular substance called silica gel can be put into a closed container with the watch that has accumulated water. After a few hours, the watch is removed and the accumulated water disappears. This method is simple and economical, without any damage to the accuracy and life of the watch. The silica gel that has been absorbed for many times can be dried at 120 ° C for several hours, the water absorption capacity can be regenerated, and it can be used repeatedly.
Refurbishment secret
After the watch has been marked with a lot of lines, you can first drop one or two drops of water on the watch, and then squeeze a bit of toothpaste to wipe it off. Then you can remove the marks and make the watch as new. Maintenance tips
(1) When wearing a watch, the sweat on your hand is corrosive to the case.The all-steel case is better because of the nickel-chromium alloy. Sweat often with a soft cloth or pad with a plastic watch rest to prevent it from being attacked by sweat.
(2) Do not open the back of the watch at will, so as to prevent dust from entering the movement and affecting the normal operation of the watch.
(3) Do not place the watch in a wardrobe with camphor pills, as the watch oil may deteriorate.
(4) Don’t put the watch on the radio or TV to avoid magnetization.
(5) Watches that are not worn for a long time should be wound up regularly every month so that the parts will not be in a static state for a long time to ensure the performance of the watch.