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4 Tips For Looking After Your Timepiece

Have you recently purchased a new timepiece? Or do you have a favourite everyday watch that carries sentimental value beyond belief?

Looking after your timepiece is crucial if you wish to maintain its performance and sleek appearance. Our Adelaide Arcade team understand how valuable a timepiece is. Besides their obvious purpose, they are a classic accessory for the contemporary man or woman. With this in mind, our team offers advice on looking after your timepiece and ensuring it lasts a lifetime…

1. Waterproof does not mean invincible

If your watch is water resistant, that does not mean it is steam proof. Many seem to believe waterproof or resistant watches are indestructible, and can be worn in any circumstance water is involved.

It’s important you do not take them into the shower or sauna. The steam and condensation penetrates the face of the watch and can cause irreversible water damage. It can rust the mechanisms within the timepiece. It’s also important you remove the watch from the bathroom as you shower, as you may as well be wearing it.

250886-1Regent Timepiece


2. A dress watch, is just that

Adhere to the proper specifics of your timepiece. For example, if you have a sports watch, like our Alpine Timepiece, they're crafted with the outdoor enthusiast in mind, being water resistant whilst featuring a stainless steel with a rubber band. Whereas our Manhattan Timepiece, is crafted for a busy man, an individual looking for a stylish watch to accompany his suit. 


Alpine Timepiece


3. Don’t wear it to bed

Best to remove the watch overnight. It’s also important to remember, the more you wear the watch, the more the leather band will mould to your wrist. Yes enjoy the timepiece, but keep this in mind over the years.

Our Adelaide Arcade team believe it’s best to replace and refresh these leather bands. To ensure they stay fresh and new, every 12-18 months is advised.


250892-1Aston Timepiece

4. Let the professionals handle them

If it’s time to change the battery on your watch, service or give the watch a good clean, trust the professionals. It’s important that these particular elements are handled with care and precision. This will give you the confidence to making sure your watch is in good-working nature.

And our Adelaide Arcade’s top tip for looking after your treasured timepiece… “Don’t Drop It”!


250890-1Targa Timepiece

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