A luxury watch is one piece of jewelry that everyone should aspire to. Not only do luxury watches look amazing with pretty much any outfit you wish to wear, but they often either retain or rise in value, which makes them a good investment for the future.
Of course, if you are lucky enough to own a luxury watch, then you need to put a lot of time and effort into caring for it if you want it to enhance your wardrobe and hold its value.
Keep it clean
So many people rarely if ever clean their watches and that is why you will find them heading for a watch repair nearby more often than you would think possible. Use a soft cloth to carefully wipe the watch face and strap to get rid of any dirt and debris once a month and it will help to prevent dirt getting into the watch where it can cause it to break down.
Get it serviced
You also need to get your watch serviced as often as possible if you want to keep it working to the best of its ability. Most manufacturers will recommend a timeframe for servicing,s nf you should find a professional watch repair company to do that work for you if you want to ensure that the intricate workings of your watch are always in good shape.
Don’t go in the water (unless your watch allows it)
One thing that many people do that ends up ruing their luxury watches is exposing it to water when it should not be exposed to water; going out in the rain for example, or going further into the water than their watch allows for.
Most luxury watches are waterproof to X number of meters, so if you only emerge it in water of that level, it will be fine, but any deeper and you will have problems with your jewelry. That is why it is so important that you always read the user manuals for any luxury watches you buy.
It’s obvious, but if you are wearing a luxury watch, then you need to be very careful that you do not move your arms in such a way that your watch’s crystal face will be scratched or smashed. It’s so easy, especially if you are an expensive conversationalist, to hit out your wrist and crack your watch and this can be expensive to put right and might lower the value of your watch because it is no longer in its original condition.
Magnets are commonly found in kitchens and garages, but if you are wearing a watch, you should stay as far away from them as possible because magnetism can cause your watch’s timekeeping mechanism to go out of sync, and that can be an expensive issue to put right.
Some fashion jewelry sometimes contains magnet clasps, so it is important that, if you ate wearing other jewelry on your wrist, you make sure that it does not contain anything magnetic that could harm your wristwatch.
Keep it out of the sun
If you are going out in the sun for long periods of time, and you are wearing short sleeves, then it is probably a good idea to remove your watch because the more exposure your jewelry has to the sun, the more likely the strap is to fade and the battery may drain much sooner than expected too.
Don’t DIY it
If anything is wrong with your watch, the worst thing you can do is try to fix it yourself. So many people think watches are simple devices when actually they are incredibly intricated, and doing your own repairs could cause more damage, invalidate your warranty and cost you in terms of value too.
Store it safely
Storing your luxury watch in its own box will help to protect it from being knocked and scratched when it is not being worn, and help to prevent exposure to the sunlight in your home too. That is why, when you buy a luxury watch, you should always keep the box. Having the box available should you decide to sell your watch will also mean that you can get a better price for it too.
As you can see, caring for luxury watches takes a little effort, but it will be totally worth it when you are able to show off your watch with pride, and potentially sell it for more than you paid in the future, so be sure to look after yours.