A luxury watch is not merely an accessory that tells time. Through generations, it has come to be much more. It’s a pure symbol of classical engineering with a rich and exciting history. There are personal stories associated with these keepsakes. Sometimes the sentimental value of these can outweigh the monetary cost. If your emotions are connected with your watch, it’s essential to give it the proper care it needs. An excellent timepiece can be passed along from generation to generation. If you’re passionate about your watch, it’s not difficult to properly care for it. Particularly if you have a close, personal connection to it and always want to keep it on you.
CLEAN YOUR WATCH AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE
Wipe down the band with a soft cloth to remove any dirt or dust. Soak the watch in soap and water every couple of months to remove the dirt particles. Follow our maintenance guidelines to keep your watch for years to come.
Service your expensive watch every two or three years, regardless of warranty length. This way, you’re able to address issues before they happen.
KNOW YOUR WATCH’S WATER RESISTANCE
Some watch lovers are not aware of their watch’s limits and take their watch too deep. If your watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters, it’s not wise to take your watch snorkeling. If your timepiece cannot handle the depths, the rapid change in pressure may be beyond its limits. If your watch is not water-resistant, it can likely handle small splashes of water, but it’s best to be avoided. If the band of your watch is made of leather, its best to avoid moisture as often as possible as it can weaken the material.
TAKE CARE OF THE CRYSTAL
This is quite obvious, but still very worth mentioning. We suggest you take every measure to prevent your watch from banging the crystal against a wall or any other objects that may cause scratches.
KEEP YOUR WATCH BOX FOR STORAGE
After using your watch, keeping it in the box would be the best option to keep it safe. By putting the watch on its side or the crystal, there is always the possibility of it being scratched. The watch box is only made to keep the watch safe and offers protection for the watch.
AVOID EXTENDED EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT
Sunlight can fade your watch’s color, and its heat can shorten your watch’s battery life. The best option is to prevent your watch from being placed in direct sunlight.
AVOID CONTACT WITH CHEMICALS
Cleaning supplies, oils, cologne, and perfume are all bad news. Your perfumes can also damage the leather bands, weakening them and potentially causing them to tear. When spraying perfume or cologne, make sure it is thoroughly dry before putting the watch on your wrist. Your watch is not only a timepiece; it can be your valuable keepsake in silver, gold, diamond, and other material. It should be the last thing you put on when you get ready (before your jacket, of course). Keep in mind when you are cleaning your watch; do not use harsh, powerful soaps. To wash the watch face, fill a dish with warm water and a bit of mild detergent, like Dial dish soap. Dip a chamois cloth or soft-bristled toothbrush into the soapy water, and gently brush over the top of the watch face. Simplicity is key.
NEVER OPEN YOUR WATCH BY YOURSELF
Leave this up to a watch mechanic or watchmaker. Opening your watch can expose it to dust, dirt, and other particles that can get inside the moving parts, so it would be best to leave this to a professional.
READ YOUR WATCH MANUAL
These are the steps most likely applied to the care of every luxury watch. However, certain things are specific to each watch, and these tips will most likely be listed in the watch manual.
Luxury custom watches should be adequately respected and cared for because they’re not only rich in cost, but in sentiment as well. We hope that these points are useful for you and your most valued timekeeping possessions.
If you are currently looking to purchase a watch, De Pol watches offer quality above industry standard; reliable watches that not only stand the test of time but are exceedingly accurate through rigorous multi-level testing. We know precision and reliability are paramount in the cockpit. We wanted to translate that to a timepiece that can be worn for every occasion.