Watch Buyers Guide: Watch Care Advice
Your watch will require care and regular maintenance to ensure its accuracy and to protect its appearance. It is important to note, however, that each brand and model of watch has its own specific care guidelines and you should always refer to the manufacturer's instruction manual or warranty, provided with your watch.
Non-Water Resistant Watches
- Avoid water damage to your watch. Check your watch's water resistance and adhere strictly to instructions in your manufacturer's instructions. Should water or condensation appear in your watch face, have it checked by a watch specialist.
- Avoid leaving your watch in extreme temperatures as this can cause complications. Generally, extreme heat can shorten the battery life of a quartz watch and extreme cold can cause your watch to gain or lose time.
- Avoid contact with chemicals, solvents and gases, which may cause discolouration, deterioration and damage to your watch.
- Although most watches are, to a degree, shock resistant, do avoid extreme shock or impact to your watch.
- Watches, including their straps, are best cleaned by using a soft cloth.
- Check your manufacturer's instruction booklet for your watch servicing guidelines.