Quartz watches are very robust and easy to take care of. Here are a very few things you should keep in mind to ensure your timepiece keeps running at its best for a very long time.
The best way to ensure that the mechanism runs at its best at all times is to wear it frequently. This way, you will immediately be aware when the battery starts getting low and the watch is slowing down.
Do not leave the watch lying around with an empty battery. Lack of use brings in issues like rust and lack of lubrication. As long as you are using your wristwatch, its tiny mechanical parts will stay lubricated and not cause trouble.
Just like your car needs regular oil change, your wristwatch needs regular maintenance. When the battery needs to be replaced, hand it over to a professional. As he will open the watch anyways, this is a perfect moment to get it serviced. The repair guy can look for rusty parts or re-lubricate the parts. It is advisable to change the rubber seal for improved water resistance.
Clean it Yourself Regularly
Cleaning the watch yourself is pretty simple. Just take a soft cloth and use warm water with a little soap in it. For the leather, the best way to wash it is to put it in a mixture of warm water and white vinegar, then wipe it clean with a soft cloth.
After swimming or doing water sports, don’t forget to wipe the watch clean. The chlorine or other salts present in the water can cause damage if they dry up on the surface of the watch.
Avoid Shock and Extreme Temperature Variations
Avoid shocks and sudden movements when wearing the watch. If you play sports like Golf or Tennis that involve sudden and jerky movements of the wrist, try not to wear the watch during the game.
Extreme temperature variations can disturb the mechanical parts of any machine and wrist watches aren’t any different. Avoid wearing them in the Jacuzzi or sauna.
The Manual is Your Best Friend
Don’t forget to read the manual that comes with it. It should contain all the information you’ll need to take the best care of the watch. Moreover, it will also tell you what to do if the watch stops working properly.