Take care of your little treasures with Armando-G automatic watch maintenance tips

The maintenance of automatic watches is one of the keys to consider to extend their useful life and take care of those small treasures. This type of watch have a special operation that depends, in part, on the movement of the arm.

Depending on the model chosen, the watch will have a different autonomy. However, if it is not used enough, it will end up stopping. For this reason, knowing how to maintain it becomes an aspect of vital importance.

Through these tips, you will be able to enjoy your automatic watch for a lifetime. That is, you will have a collector’s item that you can use on any occasion and that you will always have available.

Types of automatic watches that exist

How to perform proper maintenance of automatic watches?

The first point to perform a good maintenance of an automatic watch is to have it always in operation.

  • The automatic watch works with the movement of the arm; otherwise it will stop.

  • Keep it running even if you don’t use it.

  • If the use you give it is occasional, it must not be inactive too many days in a row. Always check that it works and test it to do so.

Armando-G watch displays are perfect to ensure that your automatic watch never stops and is always ready to accompany you in your day to day. In addition, they are elegant and beautiful displays that will fit perfectly with the decoration of the room wherever you want to put it.

Keep the clock always running

maintenance of automatic watches

Adjust the watch properly

Depending on the model, the automatic watch can have an autonomy of between 40 and 60 hours. Although during the night the watch will work due to the accumulated gear, this can change if it is not used for several days.

To keep it always ready, you can follow these tips.

  • The first recommendation is that you wind your watch manually before using it again.

  • To achieve this, perform about twenty turns sm

  • Smoothly clockwise. This will ensure that it works the right way. If your automatic watch has stopped, adjust the time and date and wind it manually.

  • Do not adjust or start your automatic watch while wearing it, as it may twist or force the seat post or crown.

  • Finally, avoid moving the needles in the opposite direction, or you will run the risk of them being damaged, having to call the technical service.

What are the parts of an automatic watch

Cleanliness: an essential point

Another essential point for the maintenance of automatic watches is cleaning. Here’s how to clean it properly.

maintenance of automatic watches
  • Avoid accumulating residues of dirt, sweat or excess dust.

  • To clean your watch, wipe a cloth moistened with warm water. Remember to dry it with a dry cloth immediately.

  • If necessary, you can wash it with a liquid soap of neutral PH.

  • Avoid the watch coming into contact with solvents or chemicals, as these can end up damaging its surface.

  • If you immerse the automatic watch in sea or pool water, clean it with fresh water to get rid of salt or chlorine residue. These can damage you both externally and internally.

Cleaning an automatic step-by-step watch

Beware of water

Water can also become a problem when it comes to keeping your automatic watch in perfect condition. Therefore, it is necessary to know the following recommendations.

  • Before putting your watch in the water, thoroughly check if it is airtight and ready to be submerged. It is vitally important to keep this point in mind because humidity can end up damaging it.

  • Another recommendation is to check its airtightness every year, especially during the summer months.

  • Avoid pressing the buttons that carry out the operation of the watch underwater. If you press them, water could enter and damage the inside of the watch.

Avoid extreme situations

You should also be wary of extreme situations your automatic watch faces. With these tips, your part will have a longer service life.

  • Avoid exposing the watch to extreme temperatures. Whether you subject it to too high or low temperatures, the viscosity of lubricants can be affected.

  • Do not use it in places like the beach or sauna.

  • Beware of bringing the automatic watch closer to a magnet. An extreme magnetic shift could damage its accuracy and impact its performance.

  • Do not make sudden movements, for example, during sport. It is better not to use it in these situations.

In any case, when it comes to proper maintenance of your automatic watches, it is also essential to take it to the official technical service every three or four years. In this way, you will be sure for sure that the part works in the right way.

maintenance of automatic watches

Now that you know the tricks for automatic watch maintenance, find out how to store them

Another key to keep in mind is how to store automatic watches. In this sense, in Armando-G you will find a long list of safe and sophisticated options. Our range of displays is thought and designed to contain luxury automatic watches. Get an Armando-G safe to store both your automatic watches and any other valuables.

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If you are interested in knowing more details about our safes and displays of personalized watches, do not hesitate and contact us. Call us at +34 93 636 14 16, write to us at info@armando-g.com, or fill out our contact form.