Watches can be worn for convenience and functionality and as fashion statements. Whether you are dressing to impress with a custom piece or tracking your athletic performance with a sports watch, maintenance is essential to enjoy your watch into the future. Here are five tips for caring for your timepiece.

How to Maintain Your Watch


1. Know When to Set the Date 

When setting the date on your watch, make sure to do it outside the times from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. This will prevent damage to the date mechanism. The best time to set the date is around 5 a.m. or 5 p.m.

2. Take Precautions

There are times and places not to wear your watch to prevent damage. For example, a mechanical watch should not be worn in extreme temperatures, such as a sauna, and should not be worn during intense physical activity. You want to avoid hard impacts to a dress watch. Sporting or active watches are designed for more strenuous activities.

3. Store Properly

Storing your watches properly will prevent scratches and keep them clean and safe from environmental factors such as humidity. Keep your watches in a dry space or a quality watch box for the best care.

4. Use the Right Cleaning Tools

To keep your watch case clean, use a gentle toothbrush and warm water. Do not submerge your watch in water to clean it. Leather straps should be waxed regularly.  

5. Schedule Professional Service

A watch expert or professional jeweler can ensure your timepiece keeps running properly and can promptly address any issues. It is best to get your watch serviced every three to five years.

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or a watch that fits your lifestyle, turn to Jaffe Jewelers. They have provided expert, family-owned jewelry service to Dayton, OH, and surrounding areas since the 1970s. They have a wide variety of luxury items, offer collaboration on designing custom pieces, and provide affordable repair and maintenance. Browse their selection of watches online, and call (937) 461-9450 with questions.