Watch Care: Quartz & Automatic

February 17th, 2012 | 2 Comments

Now that we know the difference between quartz and automatic watches, how do we take care of them? Watches are complicated and require frequent maintenance in order for them to work properly. This kind of care is worth the time and effort when you have an amazing timepiece.

For self-winding automatic watches be sure to wind the watch once every two weeks if it is worn daily. If it is not worn daily make sure you wind the watch twice weekly to keep it accurate. Quartz movements require less frequent care. Make sure you remove worn batteries and replace them every few years. With a quartz watch it is also important to avoid objects with a strong magnetism as it may interfere with the accuracy of the watch.

What about water damage? Even if your watch is water resistant make sure the crown is pushed down, as to avoid leakage. If you submerge your watch in salt water or chlorine, make sure you rinse it thoroughly afterwards. Of course if your watch has a leather band, make sure it avoids water because it will be damaged.

You can also send your watch away to be professionally cleaned or maintained. Yet if you are diligent about weekly care, you should be able to sustain the quality of the watch.

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  2. By Deepak M Nair on Feb 17, 2012

    Nice piece of watch… I like the design of these watches…

  3. By Rebecca on Feb 18, 2012

    These look great!

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