Whether you dropped a lot of cash for a brand new, heirloom-quality watch or scored a deal on a vintage one, you need to take care of a timepiece to keep it ticking on time. Here are a few simple guidelines to keep your watch looking good and running smoothly.
When a watch is worn regularly, it should be cleaned every two to three months. For a leather band, swab the back with vinegar to remove any sweat or smell and wipe down the rest of the watch with a soft, dry cloth. If the watch has a metal bracelet, wash it with a toothbrush dipped in warm, soapy water and rinse before wiping it down with a clean, dry cloth.
When not wearing your watch, store it in a drawer or closet. This protects the face and band from sunlight, dust and other environmental dangers. Another option, for automatic watches, is to keep it in a watch winder. These electric boxes are designed to keep a self-winding watch running on time when it's not being worn.
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