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The watch is one of the most popular fashion accessories for men. It gives their style elegance and refinement. To increase your chances of being able to use it and wear it for a long time, it is important to take care of it and protect it: find a good storage space, avoid exposing it to chemicals, but also wear it regularly and to clean !
Find a suitable storage space
This is a detail that is overlooked by many watch owners. Yet it is of paramount importance. It is indeed very important to store your watch when you are not wearing it on your wrist. Ideally, this fragile accessory should be placed in its watch box for more security. This will prevent you from leaving it exposed to dust, humidity or possible scratches.
Your watch should be stored with its face facing outward to avoid contact with any surface. It is possible, if you have several, to arrange them in the same storage box. In this case, it will be necessary make sure they don’t touch each other. These accessories will therefore not risk wearing out because of the shocks that there could be between them.
Avoid exposure to chemicals
To keep your watch in good working order and use it for a long time, it is essential to keep it away from chemicals. Indeed, when these accessories are in contact with solutions such as perfume or detergents, their mechanism and their condition can be quickly damaged.
Cosmetic products should also not come into contact with your watch. You will risk jeopardize some of its important components, including the belt. If you insist on wearing perfume or using cosmetic products on your body, it is advisable to wait until they have dried before putting on your watch. In addition, the sun can participate in the accelerated deterioration of your watch strap. Protect it as much as possible from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
Wear your watch regularly to prevent it from drying out
Many watch owners rarely wear them in order to keep them longer. You should know that this habit will promote its wear. It is therefore recommended rather to wear your watch as often as possible if it is automatic. Indeed, an automatic watch works thanks to a particular mechanism. In order for it to work well, the various parts are coated with lubricant. You should ensure that this product does not dry out by regularly wearing your watch.
Clean your watch: essential maintenance!
Like all accessories, the watch needs to be cleaned. It is up to you to ensure that it is clean when you have the opportunity. This is a provision that will allow you to ensure the good condition of your accessory. For cleaning, you have to focus on the case and the crown.
If your watch is waterproof, use a damp cloth to clean the targeted parts. If it does not bear to be in contact with water, prefer to use a dry cloth which will be just as effective.