CARING FOR YOUR TIMEPIECE
Looking to keep your timepiece looking fresh and full of lustre? Our watch care was designed to give you all the information you need to keep your beloved timepiece ticking along perfectly
DIFFERENT TYPES OF WATCHES
What Type Of Watch Are You Cleaning?
Before cleaning your watch, it is important to know what kind of watch it is that you are cleaning. This means knowing the difference between a waterproof watch and a water resistant watch…
Water resistant means that the watch can be submerged in water up to a certain pressure. Water resistant watches are usually attributed as ’50m water resistant’, ‘100m water resistant’ or another number. However this does not mean that you can submerge your watch up to 50m underwater. It simply refers to the amount of pressure that the watch can be exposed to.
Waterproof means that the watch is watertight, however it is important to know that no watch is 100% waterproof. This is especially true if you factor in wear and tear, damaged seals or a loose crown. It is recommended to get your watch checked over once a year to make sure everything is ok.
For watches that aren’t waterproof or water resistant, it is recommended to avoid water or any kind of moisture. This is important to take note of when cleaning your watch. These kind of watches can be easily cleaned with a jewellery wipe.
Most watch brands will provide information on how best to care for their watches. Since watches can be made with different materials, there is not really a shoe fits all approach to cleaning watches. With that said though, most watches can generally be cleaned in the same way…
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR WATCH
Cleaning Your Watch
Cleaning your watch doesn’t have to be difficult. While all watches have their own properties and materials, in general, most can be cleaned in the same way.
When cleaning the case of your watch, we recommend using a very soft bristle brush dipped in warm soapy water to gently scrub the watch case. Pay special attention to any crevices in your watch to get any trapped dust and dirt. This includes under the bezel and around any buttons on your watch to ensure it gets a thorough clean.
Stainless Steel Strap
Bracelet watches can be cleaned using a soft bristle brush and warm soapy water. Make sure to pay special attention to crevices and under the bezel to remove trapped dirt.
Carefully rinse with water then dry thoroughly with a soft cloth
Polish your watch using a Connoisseurs Watch Cloth to bring out the lustre of the metal. You can find the Connoisseurs Watch Cloth in our store…
Leather or Rubber Strap
If your watch has a leather strap, we recommend you clean your watch strap after any activities to clean off any dirt or sweat to prevent odors or stains. A rubber strap watch is also recommended to be cleaned in this way….
- Apply a small amount of Connoisseurs Jewellery Cleansing Foam to the watch strap.
- Gently scrub the watch strap using your fingers or a soft cloth
- Carefully rinse the watch strap.
- Dry with a soft lint free cloth
- Before putting away, leave out to fully air dry for around 2-3 hours
HOW TO STORE A WATCH
Storing Your Watch
Correct storage of your watch is another great way to help it stay in good condition for longer. Storing your watch safely can help to prevent scratches and scuffs on your watch…
Of course, keeping your watch in the box it way supplied in is the most cost effective way of storing your watch safely.
However, if you are somewhat of a watch collector, If you are looking for another solution, there are many watch storage boxes and rolls online that are perfect for safe watch storage.
Watch storage boxes are coming soon to Argemti so keep an eye out for the perfect way to keep your watches safe…
KEEPING YOUR WATCH HEALTHY
Repairs & Service
It is never a good idea to try any repairs on your watch unless you are professionally trained to do so. We always recommend visiting a watch specialist for any repairs to your watch.
When it comes to servicing your watch, it is a good idea to have it done every 1-2 years to ensure your watch is running smoothly and your watch is in the best condition.
Argemti offers a watch repair & servicing within the UK should you need it. Please contact us to arrange your watch repair and get an estimate…