Luxury watches are designed to accompany their owners for a lifetime, if they receive the best care. Because a watch is not just a watch, but a special timepiece to pass from generation to generation, a legacy for posterity. For this reason, we emphasize the care that you should carry out, so that the wheel does not stop turning, and that your grandchildren and children can continue to enjoy a unique piece.
We want to share with you the following tips to preserve your watch from the passage of time. Here are our recommendations:
Maintenance recommendations from our watchmaking experts
How should you clean your watch?
For metal bracelets and water-resistant cases, it is recommended to use a damp, soapy toothbrush for cleaning. Use a soft cloth for drying. If you plan to go on vacation soon, we recommend that after a swim in the sea you should always wash your watch with warm tap water.
Preserve your leather strap
Leather straps require special care to avoid deterioration:
- Protect your strap from water and moisture at all costs to avoid discoloration and deformation.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight to preserve its color.
- Avoid contact of the strap with greasy and cosmetic substances.
Avoid chemical products
How many of us know people who perfume their wrists? Although we love to groom ourselves, this is a bad idea if what we want is to preserve our watch in good condition. In this way, we must avoid direct contact of our watch with perfumes and cosmetics, but also with other harmful products of our day to day, such as solvents or detergents.
Beware of strong impacts and extreme temperatures
Although many high-end watch brands such as Omega, Breguet, Blancpain, Longines, Rado, Certina, Tissot or Swatch, are in accordance with the Official Standards of the Swiss Watch Industry (NIHS), strong impacts should be avoided.
In the same way, it is recommended not to expose your watch to sudden changes in temperature, or to extreme temperatures (more than 60 ° C, or less than 0 ° C).
The risk of exposure to magnetic fields
We are so used to be surrounded by magnetic fields in our daily lives that we often forget that they are there. However, we must not forget that in order to optimize the life expectancy of our watches it is advisable not to expose them to strong magnetic fields, such as loudspeakers, refrigerators, electronic devices, magnets, etc.
The Watch Lab, our watchmaking workshop at your service
Our Watch Lab is at your service, it is a professional watchmaking workshop located on the second floor of The Embassy. Thanks to our workshop, you can benefit from the best watchmaking technical service.
Our professional watchmakers will know how to get the most out of your watch, and they will keep it running like the first day, giving the time accurately and withstanding the test of time.
The Embassy Watch Lab is dedicated to the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of watches. If you require their services, The Watch Lab guarantees you an impeccable service in the shortest time possible.
From The Embassy we recommend that you carry out a complete revision and maintenance service every 5 or 8 years.
The different phases of a full service at The Watch Lab
Restoration of aesthetic and functional aspects: disassembly, revision and replacement of components damaged by movement. Separation of the strap or bracelet and disassembly of the case.
Disassembly of the box and cleaning of each component with the help of an ultrasonic bath.
Examination of each component of the movement and replacement of the worn components.
The movement is meticulously reassembled. Lubrication of the contact points by our watchmakers, guaranteeing an optimal functioning of the movement.
Movement adjustment, control, and fine-tuning of its parameters.
The luster of the case and the metal bracelet is restored.
Assembly of the case and replacement of the gaskets that ensure water resistance.
To ensure complete quality control, the functional and aesthetic parameters of the watch are checked, following rigorous quality standards.
You can contact us via our website to ask us all your questions, we will be happy to help you!
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