Every luxury watch should receive the same care and level of importance as any utility item. Like your car, refrigerator, or cell phone, a watch can come in handy when you need it most and can make your life much easier.
That said, few people treat their watches with the level of care they deserve. Often, luxury watch owners aren’t even aware that they should maintain their watch, let alone know how to.
Fortunately, with the help of our timepiece specialists at Golden Tree Jewellers, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about luxury watch care. Continue reading to learn how you can keep your watch ticking for years to come.
What Makes a Watch a Luxury Watch?
Not all watches were created equal. In the world of timepieces some are better than others, and determining what separates a luxury watch from a regular watch can make all the difference in a watch’s lifespan.
The term “luxury” is often difficult to pin down; however, a luxury watch is usually one that has a higher quality, and in some cases, is crafted by hand. A regular watch is often mass-produced on a factory line, which in many cases can lend itself to lesser quality.
Luxury watches also require less care and upkeep, while more standard watches tend to break down much sooner. That said, you pay for the level of quality with a luxury watch, as the price is typically much higher for the luxury-grade.
How to Take Care of a Luxury Watch
While luxury watches are built to last longer, they can still break down over time much like anything else. Maintaining your watch can prolong its lifespan and keep it accurate against the wear and tear that occurs on a day-to-day basis.
One of the easiest things you can do to take care of your watch is to clean it regularly. You can clean your luxury watch by wiping down the band every couple of months. Cleaning the band keeps dirt and debris from damaging the complicated mechanics that keeps the watch ticking.
Taking care of your watch also means keeping it out of reach from exposure to things like water. Some watches bear a level of water resistance, while others may become damaged when taken underwater; this is particularly true if you have a leather band.
In addition to water, sunlight and harsh chemicals can also damage a watch. Extended exposure to heat and sunlight can drain the battery life, and chemicals like perfume and powerful cleaners can ruin a watch band permanently.
While all of these tips can mean the difference between a working watch and a broken watch, one of the most important things you should avoid is self-maintenance. Opening up your watch on your own could expose it to all kinds of potential damage and could even permanently ruin a luxury-grade watch.
Instead of relying on self-repair, you should seek out the help of a jeweller that has experience in repairing luxury timepieces and has a deep passion for the industry and the artisan craft.
While a luxury watch may not require regular servicing, doing so can keep your watch from losing time or breaking down suddenly. You can get a watch serviced at a trusted certified jeweller, like Golden Tree, or any other luxury watch dealer near you.
How to Take Care of Your Watch with Golden Tree Jewellers
With the help of our professional staff at Golden Tree Jewellers, you can keep your watch ticking for years to come. At our showroom in Langley, British Columbia, we provide our customers with a wide assortment of luxury-grade timepieces as well as engagement rings, wedding bands, and designer fashion jewellery.
Our showroom is in the Willowbrook Shopping Center and since 1980, have provided the nearby cities of Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby and the surrounding British Columbia Area. As well as fine jewellery, we also host a wide variety of jewellery services including ring resizing, diamond and gemstone replacement, vintage restoration, clasp repair, and so much more.
To learn more about our products, services, or our collection of luxury watches visit our website at goldentreejewellers.com or give us a call at (604)530-7221.