Watch Maintenance

General Cleaning

Keeping your watch clean is the best way to enhance your watch’s lifetime. As long as its dry and dirt free from the outside, there are very little chances it has any major accumulation in the inside. The process is simple.
Wipe off any dust or moisture off your watch on a daily basis.

For non water-resistant watches:
  • Avoid contact with any kind of liquid.
  • Wipe the watch off if there are any signs of humidity or moisture.
For water-resistant watches:
  • Use a soft piece of cloth for cleaning the head and a dry cloth to wipe it off as a whole.
  • Bracelets can be cleaned with soapy water.

Winding and Setting

For a Manual Watch:
  • Pick a time and wind your watch every day at that very time.
  • Do not force or push the crown too much. As soon as you feel some resistance, let it go. Excessive force can harm it.
For an Automatic Watch:
The Automatic Watch must be worn every single day in order to maintain its working. Being active is the best thing you can do to make sure your Automatic Watch keeps running.
  • Initially give the crown 20 – 40 turns and wear it so that it can power on.
  • If the specific watch has a screwed crown, then secure it after winding it to prevent water from getting in.
  • Wind the watch at least once every two weeks if you wear it daily.
For Setting The Date:
  • Setting the date at a time between 9 PM and 3 AM can be damaging to the watch.
  • Adjust the date at some other time to ensure maximum protection for the gears and levers of the watch.


A quartz watch has a battery that can last for 2–3 years on average. The life of the battery is dependent on the type of the watch and number of complications it has.
The greater the complications, the lesser the battery life. Changing the battery as soon as it runs out is the best policy as failure to do so can result in an increased risk of battery leakage within the watch.

Water Resistance

Water resistance is a quality that’s added to specific watches, and there’s varying ranges of the property that proportionally effects the price. Remember that water resistance isn’t something that will stick with your watch forever; constant maintenance is required.
Gaskets and seals are the main entities used to keep water from reaching the mechanism and with the passage of time, they can develop wear and tear. Thus, these must be replaced.

Having your watch tested for leakage every 12 – 18 months is the right strategy. Bring the watch to any one of our stores and we’ll carry out a thorough diagnostic and refurbishment process.

  • Swimming is not recommended for every single watch that has “water resistance” labelled on it. Make sure your watch is designed for such activities. Even after that, make sure the crown is pressed in tightly before diving.
  • While the watch is wet, avoid setting the time or operating the crown.
  • Contact with chlorinated and salt water is worse than fresh water. If this happen, then wash the watch with fresh water and dry it afterwards.
  • Dislodge any sand or salt from a rotating bezel watch by targeting all edges and angles.

Things to Avoid

Sudden impacts or a burst of stress can lead to fracture within the watch’s sensitive components including the crystal, movement and dial. This may void the warranty of the watch and you’ll be left with no other choice but to spend your hard earned money on repairs. The repair costs can’t be predicted and are dependent on the damage that has been done.
There are impacts that don’t leave any external mark. In order to detect any possible damage caused by these impacts, take your watch to our trained expert watchmakers.

Extreme Temperatures
Temperatures below 0 degree and above 60 degrees Celsius can affect your timepiece. Temperature changes combined with humidity in the moisture is even more damaging to the watch.

Magnetic Fields
When mechanical watches are put near a magnet, their switches and gears are attracted by the pull of the magnetic field, that leads to a disruption of normal function. The watch may run at varying speeds or lose function altogether. Therefore, avoid placing your watch near TV, speakers, hooks, refrigerators and most commonly cell phones.
If the inevitable does happen, then bring your watch to our service center for realigning and maintenance.

Gaskets, case and leather strap are all vulnerable to chemicals like detergents, perfumes and solvents, so keep your watch away from it at all times.