Buying a mechanical watch in Malaysia is not an easy job. Thus, once you get hold of your
precious timepiece, you must learn how to care for it well. After all the evaluating and
comparing, the watch is finally on your wrist. See to it that it remains in top shape. Below are
some of the most crucial watch care tips that you should never forget.
Winding the watch’s movement
All mechanical timepieces must be wound regularly. If you own an automatic self-winding
movement, you only need to wound it if you haven’t used it for quite a while. Hand-wound
timepieces, on the other hand, should be wound every 1 to 3 days.
What if you have more than a single mechanical watch? Maintaining all of them would be quite
a challenge. The solution? Alternate them, so all of them get a bit of attention. Their wheels must
be in motion and activated from time to time. See to it that their lubricant wouldn’t dry out.
Protection from enemies
A mechanical watch’s mortal enemies are dust, shock and moisture. If you are going swimming,
take it off. You also need to protect it from shocks. Avoid dropping it on the floor, and playing
different sports while wearing it. This valuable accessory hate abrupt and sudden movements.
Even riding a motorcycle or bike is not really ideal. Repeated vibrations and trembling wouldn’t
do any good.
The local, reputable watchmaker is your best friend
To make sure that your watch is healthy and functioning well, you need to have it serviced very
5 years or so. This is to ensure that its wheels and mechanisms are clean and well-lubricated.
However, it’s also true that there are some timepieces that haven’t been serviced for many
decades, but still work really well.
Having your timepiece checked before it experiences problems is the most effective way to
ensure its longevity. If you think it’s not functioning well, have it repaired as soon as possible.
Don’t try to solve the issue all by yourself. Trust me, you will do more damage than good.