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How to maintain the mechanical watch movement?
04.29.2022 | San Martin Watch Store | Blog

Watches are one of the indispensable tools in our lives, and many people have the habit of wearing them for travel. Among the watches, the most valuable ones are mechanical watches. Mechanical watches are more careful in use than quartz watches, especially the movement of mechanical watches. Today, I will introduce to you how to maintain the mechanical watch movement!

1.Wear it normally, avoid vibration

Appropriate amount of activity can make it continue to wind up and run normally (the wearer may walk slowly when the activity is small, which is a normal phenomenon. When using the crown for the first time, please rotate the crown 20-30 times to wind the mainspring initially. ), although the watch is shock-proof, it is easy to break the tip of the pendulum shaft or the journal of the wheel train when the external impact is strong, and it can also cause the vibration of the speed needle to affect the time. Replacement in daily life: wear a mechanical watch during static activities, and wear a quartz watch when engaging in sports, so that the time can be adjusted according to local conditions, which can help prolong the service life of the watch.

2.prevent magnetization

Although the watch is made of non-magnetic materials that are not easy to be magnetized, it is greatly affected by the magnetic field, such as the magnetic buckle on the TV, radio speakers, backpack or leather bag.

3.waterproof watch

Try not to take the watch to swim or wash clothes. Once it gets wet or wet in the rain, you cannot pull out the crown to adjust the watch at this time, but wipe it dry immediately. The sea water is also untouchable. Even if the waterproof watch is marked, it can only have a one-year waterproof guarantee, because the waterproof ring of the watch will be worn out after a whole year of wear and tear, plus various unavoidable external factors such as sweat and dust, it will definitely be tired, so after a year It must be replaced with a new waterproof ring, otherwise it will not have waterproof function. Since the crown head is relatively protruding, try to avoid it from being bumped. Also, pay attention to the gap between the crown head and the case. If it is too small, it will affect the operation, and if it is too large, it will affect the waterproof performance, and it is not beautiful at the same time.

4.watch cleaning

Generally speaking, 3 to 5 years of oil washing is determined by the following factors: ①The sealing problem of the watch ②The wearing degree of the watch (the degree of wear) ③The quartz watch can prolong the washing cycle ④The men’s watch or pocket watch can be thinner Or the oil-washing cycle of women's watches is long

5.Long-term non-use of the watch

If it is not placed in a suitcase with mothballs and sanitary balls, it will deteriorate the oil of the watch and make the watch machine inaccurate. It is wound or worn every month to ensure flexible internal activities.

Maintenance

1. Special reminder that any watch should not be worn in warm water or in the bathroom, even if your watch is a waterproof watch, because the rubber seal of the watch is easy to age when heated, and the surrounding water vapor molecules are relatively small, which can easily penetrate into the case. , causing damage to the internal machinery.

2. If the watch is abnormal, it should be sent to a special watch shop for inspection immediately.

3. The mechanical automatic watch can only operate normally when the amount of activity is sufficient.

4. Different watches should be worn on different occasions. For example, it is best to choose sports watches with excellent waterproof and shock resistance when exercising.