A watch can be defined as a tool of many dimensions used for more than just displaying time. These multi-functional timepieces are equipped to enhance your style and make life easier in a variety of ways. It’s vital to have your watch cleaned and repaired to keep it in excellent operating order so it can continue to perform at its best and preserve its elegant appearance. Regular cleaning, avoiding detergents and chemicals, and keeping your watch away from extreme heat and magnets are the basic foundations of proper watch maintenance. To understand the best approach to care for your particular watch, become familiar with what it requires so you can give it the attention it deserves.
Cleaning and Winding
Quartz watches do not need to be wound on a daily basis; however, an automatic watch requires frequent winding to ensure optimal performance. Whether you need to wind your watch often or not, regular cleaning is necessary to keep the outside of the timepiece from being dulled by grime. Removing dirt with a soft, damp cloth is a useful method to keep your watch looking lustrous and new. If you want to avoid the possibility of potential water damage, take it to a professional jeweler, like Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, for expert cleaning. A mechanical watch should be serviced every two to three years, while a quartz movement should be serviced every three to four years, according to experts.
Gasket and Seals
The waterproof function is meant to prevent moisture from damaging the inner workings of a watch. However, even waterproof watches built to be submerged, such as diving watches, have gaskets and seals that might wear out with time. If your watch isn't built to be waterproof, water will inevitably harm the complex mechanisms. During water sports and tasks like dishwashing, we recommend removing your timepiece. Even with a waterproof component, there is no absolute guarantee that moisture won't sneak in over time. To keep them in good condition, have a professional examine your timepiece regularly for routine maintenance. If you suspect your watch has been harmed by water—a cloudy face is a good indicator—take it to a specialist to be assessed and repaired.
Professional Watch Repair Services at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers
At Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, we employ the use of high-tech ultrasonic cleaning performed on-site by expert watchmakers, guaranteeing that your timepiece returns in perfect condition. If you're unsure about whether your timepiece requires repairs, like an internal tune-up or a dial repair, we advise you to stop by our Southern California jewelry stores. Our expert team conducts complete exams at our main store in San Gabriel and at Hing Wa Lee Plaza in Walnut. If you’re in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Rosemead, and Alhambra, schedule an appointment today to have you watch examined.