It’s easy to drop some dough on a nice watch. And hey, that’s not a problem as long as you’re getting good quality (hint: Orient).
But if you want to make sure that any watch you purchase is going to last you a lifetime, you need to take care of it for the long haul.
Two things that we haven’t covered yet in this series are avoiding chemicals and magnetism.
Chemicals are in our daily lives. Simple things such as pumping gas, cleaning the windows in your house, or even making direct contact with hairspray can be very damaging, so be sure to take precautions.
Magnetism can affect the performance of analog watches by causing them to gain or lose time. However, the magnetism effect can be corrected by removing the source of magnetism and resetting the watch. If you work in an environment where this is prevalent, leave your nice watch at home. Appliances such as the refrigerator or your cellphone might also be harmful to your analog watch.