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Knowing these after-sales service and maintenance common sense of watches will save you a lot of trouble


Most people are full of joy in the early stage of buying watches, selecting, appreciating and comparing. They are intoxicated by the aura of the major brand-name watches, attracted by the salesman's boasting of various advantages and benefits, and enjoying the incomparable satisfaction and happiness brought by shopping. Few people will think about what will happen if such a high-priced watch breaks down,TUDOR Black Bay M7941A1A0RU-0003 because subconsciously, most people have defaulted to a habitual thinking: such an expensive watch should not be so easy to have problems, right? It should not be easy to break, right? Even if it breaks, there will be professional after-sales service, right?

That's right, it is these grandiose boasts and fame that make you neglect a series of problems after buying a watch, as well as the difficulty of wearing and maintaining a watch. Because of this,TUDOR Ranger M79950-0001 many friends feel at a loss and full of chagrin when they encounter problems with their watches after purchasing them. For example, inaccurate timekeeping, water ingress, accidental breakage of the watch mirror, sudden loosening of the crown, gradual wear and tear of the casing, and the calendar week is out of adjustment, etc. These problems do not include the very fragile watch. These problems do not include the very fragile inner core of the case. What should we do in the face of these easy problems? Next, I will answer all the difficult questions for you, these maintenance and after-sales common sense will make you benefit for life.

Don't be afraid if your watch doesn't keep time!

Sometimes, you may suddenly realize that your watch timekeeping is not accurate anymore, and your heart must be very uncomfortable! Sometimes it may even appear to go slow or stop. This problem often appears in the forum posts of many netizens. When you pay a high price for a watch, even if there are no additional functional advantages, at least the timekeeping accuracy should be satisfied, right? However, it turns out that even the most basic timekeeping error is not within the error range guaranteed by the brand!

In this regard, we can look at both objective and external factors. First of all, to understand the accuracy of the watch, mechanical watches relative to the quartz watch itself has a certain error. The coordination and stability of the oscillating system (including the escapement and balance-spring system) are the main factors determining its ability to keep time accurately. These are hardware problems of the movement itself, which we can't avoid, and small errors are reasonable. At the same time, the error value provided by the brand is a daily error calculation, not a monthly error! If you say "my watch is two minutes slower in a month", then your watch is not in error anymore.

Secondly, external factors can also interfere with the accuracy of a watch. Temperature, magnetic fields and shocks are all factors that can affect the timekeeping of a watch. Temperature changes will change the working length of the hairspring, and at the same time change the inertia of the balance wheel, which directly affects the precision of timekeeping; the impact of magnetic field on the watch is more familiar to everyone, because there are a lot of steel materials in the mechanical watch, such as large and small steel wheels, escapement wheels, etc., so it is very easy to be subjected to magnetism; the impact of the force is also one of the factors that bear the brunt of the problem.

In addition, insufficient winding or wearing condition can not make the watch's energy fully released will also affect the timekeeping. This is because all the tests on a watch are done before it leaves the factory in accordance with the ideal state of a person's daily life, including the swing of the arm, the external environment that the watch receives, etc. If you sit in the office all day, you can't let the watch go to the office. If you sit in the office all day and can't let an automatic mechanical watch have power, naturally the timekeeping won't be accurate and won't exactly match the power reserve time. Wearing the watch in too restful or too sporty a state is not conducive to the watch's timekeeping.

After-sales warranty card does not mean free pass

The vast majority of watches come with a warranty card attached to the watch at the time of purchase, but this does not mean that the watch is insured. Just like a cell phone, during the warranty period, general human damage and cosmetic damage are not counted as part of the warranty; only problems with the core itself are covered. Repairs for other problems are paid for, and the cost varies. Be aware that buying a watch is not a one-time investment.

Develop good wearing habits

Some inappropriate ways of wearing in life will also affect the safety of the watch mirror, such as diamond jewelry, marble, etc. will produce scratches on its surface. There are also many friends who do not pay attention to it and accidentally put it in their pockets to be washed by the washing machine. You should know that once the watch mirror is broken, the repair cost will be very expensive. In addition, if the watch mirror has cracks, don't think that it doesn't affect the reading of the time and still can be put off! This is because subtle cracks can lead to water and moisture ingress, which will be more than worth it when the time comes.

Where is your watch most likely to break down?

From experience, the parts of a watch that are most likely to break are the crystal and crown. The crystal is easier to knock (as talked about above). As for the crown, theoretically, the crown is on the outermost side of the watch by design and is used frequently; in reality, many wearers use the crown to set the time, calendar or moon phase in the wrong way, so the crown is more likely to be deformed and fall off than the other parts of the watch.

As for the dial hands, scales, diamonds and other accessories or decorations falling off is also a very common problem. As the scales of many brands are inlaid or glued on, the hands and scales will fall off only when they encounter a strong shock that exceeds their tolerance strength. In the case of normal wear is not a problem. We must pay more attention to the places that may cause problems to the watch and pay attention to our bad habits of wearing the watch, so as to be careful of causing fatal injuries to the watch.

Unavoidable Case Wear

Case wear and scratches can be a pain in the neck for many watch lovers. In terms of materials, although ceramic is lighter and has a better shine, it is fragile and afraid of being bumped and dropped. Metal watches are very susceptible to wear and tear, whether it's steel or other metals like white gold, scratches are inevitable in life. In the maintenance process can make the case back to 8 or 90% new, but in the process of polishing and sanding the weight of the metal will also be reduced, after all, wear and tear the outer layer of scratches overall quality will be reduced. Watches are not so delicate items, when it is in normal use or wear state is not easy to have problems. But many people's wearing habits are very bad, for example, the table and wrist fit is too loose easy to bump too tight on the strap will have microtrauma. Formal watch is best not to take with you to sports, sports when a substantial movement or impact will have a fatal injury to the table. Daily do not put the watch in too much dust in the environment, avoid water vapor into, avoid magnetic field magnetization and so on.