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Caring for a Vintage Watch: 3 Top Tips

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Nothing says that you are a refined and fashionable person more than a vintage watch. If you have recently invested in a vintage watch, you will want to make sure you do all you can to keep it in top condition. Below is a guide which will help you to care for your watch.

Keep the watch clean

One of the leading causes of damage to vintage watches is the accumulation of dirt, dust and grease. When wearing your vintage watch, sweat from your body will naturally build up on the metal surface. If this sweat is not removed, it can provide the ideal surface for dust and other debris to collect. These particles can lead to minute scratches on the metal surface which will cause it to look dull and unattractive. Over time, acids found in perspiration may also damage the metal surface of your vintage watch.

To avoid these problems, you simply need to clean the watch periodically. To do this, you should use a clean and soft cloth. Wipe down the watch to remove any sweat or debris which is clinging to the surface. You should pay particular attention to any parts which are hard to reach, as these are likely to be the places where dirt and debris will accumulate. You should never use cleaning products or water on a vintage watch, as these may lead to corrosion.

Keep the watch is a safe place

The clock mechanism inside a vintage watch can be very sensitive. If a vintage watch is dropped or knocked around, it is likely that it will begin to lose time as the mechanism stops working as it should. To prevent this from happening, you should take care of your watch whenever you are not wearing it. Ideally, you should keep it in a secure box with a soft lining. If you are planning to travel, you should consider investing in a padded silk bag which can be used to protect your watch while on the road.

Have the watch professionally repaired

While you may feel confident changing the battery in your digital watch, it is important that you understand that a vintage watch is a very different beast. Vintage watches feature a complex array of different components which are all finely tuned. If your watch does not keep the right time, you should take it to a professional watch repair shop. You should never attempt to carry out a DIY repair.

If you would like further advice about vintage watches, you should contact a jeweller today.

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14 February 2018