Useful tips for your watch
6 Things to Avoid About Your Clock
A watch can be an important purchase. That's why it's worth protecting this investment. Here are some things you should avoid doing to your watch:
1. Make it yourself. Repairing it yourself can be tempting, but it can easily damage your watch, sometimes to the point where repair is impossible.
2. Do not expose your watch to water unless its water resistance is clearly stated by the manufacturer. Even a waterproof watch should be checked every two years to make sure the sealing gaskets are intact. Also, be sure to dry a watch after exposure to water to avoid possible rust formation. If the watch is used in sea water, it must be rinsed well in fresh water after use.
3. Do not leave an electronic (quartz) watch with a dead battery inside for a long time before the next battery change. Acids formed inside the dead battery can leak and corrode the watch, causing even complete destruction of the mechanism.
4. Don't do sports with a mechanical watch. Even though most mechanical watches have sophisticated anti-shock protection, why take the risk?
5. Do not wear a watch with a leather strap in water.
6. Do not expose your watch to extreme temperatures or magnetic fields.
Tips to keep your Swiss watch 'healthy'
If you have a new Swiss watch, congratulations! Here are some tips to keep it in top condition for years to come:
1. Clean your watch regularly. Use an old, soft toothbrush or toothpick and a slightly damp cloth to gently scrub the dust from the notches. Alternatively, you can take it to a jewelry store where they have special ultrasonic cleaning devices.
2. Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe under the strap if it is leather. If it's a watch with a bracelet, use a soft toothbrush, soapy water to clean it gently.
3. Never wear a watch with a leather strap in water.
4. Replace broken or badly scratched crystal (glass) before dust and moisture enter the watch and damage the movement or dial.
5. Before wearing your watch, check the bracelet or strap to make sure it fits well in the watch case and case. Most fall injuries are due to this reason.
6. If you have a mechanical watch, follow the scheduled regular maintenance schedule (usually 3 to 5 years) to maintain adequate lubrication of the moving parts, as well as water tightness.
7. If your watch is not water resistant, be careful not to expose it directly to water.
8. Choose a reliable and experienced technician even for the battery change. The use of incorrect repair methods, unsuitable spare parts, tools and materials can cause significant and sometimes irreparable damage to your watch. Also, every repair must be guaranteed for a reasonable period of time.
What does a "Waterproof" watch mean?
Water resistance (water resistance) refers to a watch's ability to prevent water from entering its case, as defined by the International Organization for Standardization. The ISO 2281 watertightness standard prohibits the use of the term waterproof in the standardization of the mark.
In our experience, the criteria for ISO classifications are too loose and we believe that it is better for the classification to be more strict, rather than frustrating for the consumer. So we have updated the criteria as follows:
1. Water resistance 50 meters or 5 atm (165 feet) : It is for wearing while playing sports. It should not be worn in or around water or even in household washes. Wearing the watch in rain is fine.
2. Water resistance 100 meters or 10 atm (330 feet) : It is for wearing in household washing, playing sports or showering, and in shallow water. It can be suitable for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, or in the diving pool, depending on the brand. Some brands, especially those specializing in diving watches - such as Rolex, Omega, Luminox, Tissot, etc. - they have a better reputation for their water resistance and are excellent for such activities. Under no circumstances should a watch with this rating be worn for diving.
3.Water resistance 300 meters or 30 atm (990 feet) : It is for wearing in household washing and playing sports, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, in the diving pool and diving at depths that do not require helium gas.Most manufacturers recommend that these watches be pressure tested and the sealing gaskets replaced by an experienced technician and follow a maintenance schedule every two to three years. We don't think it's necessary to do it that often unless you wear your watch in the water a lot.The correctness of the sealing indication is directly related to the reliability, expertise and seriousness of the watchmaker. For example, watches that are distributed by unreliable networks or that do not come with a warranty, are very likely to carry misleading indications not only about their water resistance, but also about their origin, manufacturer and quality.
A quick and easy way to clean your Swiss watch
The next time you want to clean your Swiss watch, try these easy instructions:
• get an old, soft toothbrush or buy a new one with soft bristles.
• if you have a leather strap or any other strap that could be damaged by water, remove it from the case first. · check if your watch is water resistant or water resistant for light household laundry use (minimum rating is 3 atm/30 meters/100 feet). If it is not or you are not sure, be careful not to expose it directly to water.
• then use some cold water and gently scrub the dust and deposits from the notches. No need for detergent, vinegar, or anyother substances. When finished, use a dry or slightly damp soft cloth to remove any dirt.
• SOURCE : SWISS WATCH WIRE