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Keeping Fine Watches in Fine Form

High quality watches typically cost a large quantity of money, and it is
unlikely, unless the watch’s owner is filthy rich and equally careless
with his wealth, that an expensive watch will be tossed aside after a few
years. The highest quality watches, from Rolexes to Bvlgaris, will likely
be treasured for a generation or more. Even the highest quality watches,
however, require regular servicing, which may mean a simple battery
change or ...


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Keeping Fine Watches in Fine Form

High quality watches typically cost a large quantity of money, and it is
unlikely, unless the watch’s owner is filthy rich and equally careless
with his wealth, that an expensive watch will be tossed aside after a few
years. The highest quality watches, from Rolexes to Bvlgaris, will likely
be treasured for a generation or more. Even the highest quality watches,
however, require regular servicing, which may mean a simple battery
change or something more extensive, such as changing the rubber gaskets
on a waterproof watch. How should a fancy watch owner go about finding a
good service center, and what sort of servicing might be required?

First, before you take your precious watch, which cost you gobs of money,
in for servicing at a local service center, check your owner’s manual.
Some watch companies service their own products while others contract
with service centers to make repairs. These authorized service centers
will have the parts needed to repair your watch immediately available,
they will be very familiar with the brand and the procedures for
servicing it, and they will be regulated by the watchmakers to a certain
extent. Taking your watch to an unauthorized service center could lead to
lengthy or, even worse, shoddy repairs that will harm the integrity of
your family heirloom.

When should expensive watches be sent in for repairs? First and foremost,
check your owner’s manual for the watch manufacturer’s recommended
servicing schedule. Mechanical watches typically need to be serviced more
often, meaning once every couple of years. Otherwise, they may lose their
accuracy or water-resistance. Quartz analog watches require less
servicing than mechanical watches. Some basic servicing needs to be done
every couple of years accompanying battery changes, but they won’t need a
full servicing for six to ten years. A full digital quartz watch doesn’t
actually require any servicing except for a change of batteries.

While the time and continual investment required for keeping a high
quality watch in tip top shape is more than one might expect, expensive
watches have an undeniable appeal. For wealthy adventurers, the $3,500
Breitling Emergency watch sends an SOS signal to a search and rescue
station close by and will lead to a search and rescue operation by
aircraft to find you. If you’re a stylish heiress who is unlikely to
require rescuing, you might be interested in the $65,000 Patek Philippe
dress watch with 264 hand set, high quality baguette diamonds. While most
of us can only dream of owning such watches, it is important for the
lucky few who do own high quality watches to keep their possessions in
the best shape possible to preserve for future generations.

				
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