Timepieces and jewelry have this in common: they hold their value and it will increase only with proper care and regular inspection. To protect your investment, we recommend that you periodically put your valuable pieces in expert hands.
Regular inspection of your watch, at a minimum every twelve months, will ensure that the time piece retains its value and keeps functioning in optimal fashion. Testing water resistance, which we are happy to do free of charge, is just as important as regularly changing the battery and inspecting the housing and band.
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Regular inspection of your watch, at a minimum every twelve months, will ensure that the time piece retains its value and keeps functioning in optimal fashion.
Moreover, an essential part of caring for the wristwatch is cleaning it for aesthetic and hygienic reasons. You should clean watches equipped with steel bands with an old toothbrush under a little running water every four weeks. Should the watch have a leather band or not be water-resistant, only use a damp cloth. The microfiber cloth included with your new watch is optimally suited for cleaning and will restore its luster.
Wind mechanical watches fully every two to four weeks when they are not being worn to maintain lubricant viscosity. This will guarantee stable timekeeping and extend the watch movement’s service life. These maintenance procedures apply from the mechanical wristwatch to the pocket watch and all the way to the large wall clock.
With quartz watches, there is the risk of battery leakage. To eliminate this hazard, let the watch run constantly, because a slightly discharged battery is much less prone to leaking.
Leather straps instead of steel bands let watches appear in a new light. Like any leather, it, too, must receive proper care. To extend its service life noticeably, keep it away from water. This calls for caution when washing the hands, for example. Like a good pair of shoes, a leather strap is to be cleaned and polished regularly. In order to minimize the wear marks caused by opening and closing the strap, we recommend letting us equip it with a fold-over (deployant) clasp instead of the pin (ardillon) buckle.
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With the years, we have become specialists in restoring antique pieces. Reconditioned by us, a valuable heirloom once again will give pleasure to its wearer.