The average person looks at their phone 96 times a day. That’s equal to checking our phones every ten minutes.
Sometimes we check our smartphones for message notifications, email, or simply to check the time.
How many times a day do you find yourself looking for your phone just to see what time it is? How about in a professional setting?
There’s a more stylish way to check the time—with your watch.
But with your watch comes proper watch care. Keep reading to learn tips for caring for a watch.
Be Careful With Chemicals
Be careful when dealing with any type of chemicals around your watch. Make sure to remove your watch if you’re cleaning or dealing with any cleaning chemicals.
Also, let lotions and perfume dry on your hands and wrist before you wear your watch.
Keep It Clean
Another key watch care tip is to keep your watch clean. You can gently wipe down your watch with a cloth.
If your watch is waterproof, you can clean it with water and a cleaning brush. However, be careful not to submerge your watch in water. Also, make sure you keep the straps clean.
Have a Professional Service the Watch
If anything goes wrong with your watch, don’t try to open it and fix it yourself. When you try to fix watches yourself, dirt or dust can get inside the watch movements.
Instead, you should have a professional repair or service your watch. If your watch is waterproof, you can also have a professional check the water resistance of your watch.
What’s more, you should have your watch serviced regularly to make sure it’s running smoothly. How often you should have your watch serviced depends on the type of watch you have and how often you wear it.
Generally, you should get your watch serviced about once every five years.
Where You Wear Your Watch
Although you want to enjoy wearing your watch, there are times when you may want to leave it at home. For example, when you’re playing in a contact sport. You don’t want to accidentally bump your watch and break it.
Store It When Not in Use
When not wearing your watch, store it in a proper storage box. A storage box will keep your watch safe much better than the bottom of your drawer or nightstand would. It might get scratched against other items in a drawer.
What’s more, you can accidentally scratch the watch face if you store your watch face down. It’s best to store it in its original storage box facing up.
You should also take care when you’re wearing the watch not to bang the watch face against a hard surface.
Proper Watch Care
The above tips on watches can extend the life of your luxury watch and keep it in good condition. Forget having to reach for your phone to check the time. Watches are a classic, practical, and stylish accessory to add to your wardrobe.
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