Watch Care: Some like it Hot

October 26th, 2011 | 1 Comment

We hope you all have been taking care of your watches!

Today we’re going to talk about how heat and hot climates can affect your watch. Okay, so maybe you can’t avoid wearing the watch in hot weather, fair enough.  If you are a lifeguard, construction worker, etc., you are likely to be in the sun too much in order to avoid this.

However, if at all possible, avoid leaving or wearing the watch in direct strong sunlight.

First off, the watch is going to get very hot, which can affect the viscosity of the internal lubricants.

Second, direct sunlight can prematurely age dials and cause dial lacquers to lift or micro bubble.

Finally, the Quartz crystals in quartz watches function most effectively at room temperature.  Extreme deviations can cause the accuracy to falter.

Keep these effects in mind when you’re enjoying some time in the sun and try to shade your watch whenever possible.

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  2. By mike gagon on Oct 27, 2011

    quartz dna

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