Many men and women choose to own a designer watch because it’s a great statement piece and, naturally, it’s great for telling time! If you have a designer watch, you will want to be sure to take care of it so that you can extend its lifespan. This means a lot of different things for different people, but in particular, it means taking these following steps.
1. Buy from a reputable location, and make sure you have a warranty.
First, make sure that you purchase your designer watch from a jewelry store or jewelry department in a department store with a good reputation. It’s also important to have a warranty with any watch that you own. You have to make sure of this because if you ever need repairs, you must know that you can easily have them done easily and without a hassle or large expense.
2. Purchase a watch with a reputable brand.
In addition to buying your watch at a quality jeweler’s store, make sure you choose a top quality brand with a top notch reputation. Some brands are better than others, so do your research.
3. Get it cleaned and fine tuned once a year.
Many designer watch owners skip this step, and it’s never a good idea. Make sure that you get your watch tuned at least once or even twice per year. Getting it tuned and cleaned means that a jewelry or watch professional will open up the face and inner workings of your watch and make sure everything’s running smoothly. All of the little crannies of the watch face, back and band will also be cleaned. It’s easy for dirt and grime to build up there.
4. Keep it away from water and dirt.
Water and dirt will hurt your watch, so it’s important to always keep these things away from your watch. For example, you should never wear your watch in the shower or bath or when you go swimming. When it’s raining try to protect your watch as well. If you work in the garden or with your hands, make sure to take off your watch prior to working so that you can keep it as clean as possible. Having a clean watch is something that everyone who wears one of these pieces should aspire to.
5. Keep it in a safe place.
Designer watches can get hurt when they’re left lying around the house or taken off at the beach and thrown in the sand. Make sure that you always keep your designer watch in a safe location. In your home, you should have a designated spot for it, where you can always get to it but you know that it’s cared for.