Avoid placing a watch near strong magnetic fields as this will affect its accuracy and ensure you know your timepiece’s water resistance. Be careful of extended exposure to sunlight and if there is a leather strap on your watch try not to spray perfume or cologne on it as it can weaken the strap, and finally when not wearing your watch, store it in the box it came in.
A premium watch will often have a mechanical movement and these parts will wear over a long period of time, so it’s critical that it is regularly serviced to ensure it still looks as good as the day when you first were given or bought it.
Finally – a regular service is critical in ensuring your timepiece is in perfect working order. Finding someone who has been acknowledged by leading luxury brands to look after your timepiece could prove to be a hard task but thankfully at one of the region’s leading luxury jewellers, that search can be made a lot easier.
At Whittles’ recently expanded showroom, the 155-year-old family owned jewellers has been recognised as a specialist in horology. Whittles is accredited as a Rolex repair centre – one of the first in the UK – thanks to the experience and knowledge of its in-house watchmaker, Barry Douthwaite, and the rest of the team.