When to Take Your Watch into the Repair Shop

Any watch one has kept over five years will likely have stories to tell about being dropped, stepping on, knocked against or restored that only a watch repair shop worker will hear. This is because a watch can have hundreds of integral parts, none of which can be corroded, bent, broken, or missing for the watch to work at its best. Great care was taken to design, select, and place each of those tiny pieces for that one specific watch. With all those teeny parts, there is a reason a red flag goes off in one’s head when looking at a watch in need of repair. After all, most people would never dream of setting precious gems back into their jewelry. The same train-of-thought should apply to watches as well.

Signs and Symptoms Your Watch Needs to be Serviced

A decent watch is an investment, and if you have invested in an expensive timepiece, you want it to last a very long time. But everyday wear and tear like perspiration, scrapes, and dings, or magnetization can cause problems and shorten the life of your watch. It’s important to get your watch serviced at least once every five years so it can be lubricated, cleaned, and checked for water resistance. But sometimes, in between services, or without your notice, something might be going wrong that only an expert can recognize and prevent from getting worse. So, even if you’ve had your watch serviced recently, keep an eye open for these signs, or symptoms, of a sick watch.

The Ins and Outs of Watch Maintenance

A good watch is like an appliance or a vehicle. It needs proper maintenance to keep it functioning well and properly. Now, no one bats an eye when talking about servicing a car engine or changing out your washing machine hoses. However, when it comes to watch maintenance some feel that they can overlook this aspect of watch ownership, which can lead to a myriad of problems. It’s best to avoid them altogether and get your watch serviced and maintained before something goes wrong.