Wrist watches are not just worn to tell the time, but also for fashion. The first wrist watch was created in 1812, to fit the wrist of the queen of Naples, thou they were introduced in the 1570s and were referred to as an arm watch then.
In this generation presently; we have alot of designers wrist-watch, due to the fact that many people are more concerned about the particular design of wrist-watch they want to put on than the time it tells. We have the ROLEX, CALVIN KLEIN, VINTAGE, MICHEAL KORS and so many others.
A watch does more than just tell the time, often there are personal memories associated with it, making it an incredibly sentimental object, and if taken care of properly,can be passed down to future generations. Watches are built to last, and it not difficult to maintain and take care of it.
1.CLEAN YOUR WATCH AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE: use a soft cloth and wipe down the band and the case to remove any dirt or dust. Repeat this every couple of months to lose dirt, which could cause spoilage.
2.SERVICE REGULARLY: service your watch every two or three years, regardless of the warranty length, this would enable you tackling a problem before it arises.
3.KNOW YOUR WATCHS WATER RESISTANCES: This should be taken note of, because some watch wearers are not aware of their watch’s limit and take their watch too deep. Be cautious of how deep into the water you intend to take your wrist watch. If your watch has a leather band, you will want to avoid getting your watch wet because water can weaken and damage the leather of the wrist watch.
4.AVOID MAGNETS: Many of you may not be aware that placing your watch close to a magnet can affect the time keeping of your watch badly.
5.TAKE CARE OF THE CRYSTAL: This is quite obvious, but still very important, that we include it. Be very careful in other to avoid banging the crystals of your watch against a wall or any other objects that may cause scratches.
6.KEEP YOUR WATCH IN BOX FOR STORAGE: When you’re not wearing the watch, it is preferable to keep it in the box it came with. This is to avoid any scratches or damages; the box is made to keep the watch safe and offers protection for the watch.
7.NEVER OPEN YOUR WATCH BY YOURSELF: Leave this to the watch technicians, cause opening your watch can expose it to dust, dirt, and other particles, this is best left for the professionals.
8.AVOID EXTENDED EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT: Sunlight can fade the color on your watch; heat can shorten the battery life; so, it’s best to prevent your watch from being directly placed in sunlight.
BY Ruth Ajako.