If you own a watch, you know that the process of maintenance and repair can be extremely complicated. The best way to keep your watch in good condition is to take it for regular service. Regular servicing will help to prevent damage and improve its performance. In this article, we’ll discuss 7 signs that your watch may need maintenance or serviced or how often your watch should be serviced, what signs indicate that it needs an overhaul, and what kind of problems could arise if you don’t take it in for repairs regularly.
The signs and symptoms are indicating that your watch needs to be serviced
Moisture inside the watch
When your watch has been exposed to moisture, it is essential for you to have it repaired. Moisture inside your watch may cause irreparable damage and shorten the lifespan of your timepiece in several ways.
When water gets inside the watch case, it causes corrosion on internal components such as springs and jewels. This will lead to malfunctioning and eventually failure of those parts that are damaged by corrosion.
When water gets into the movement chamber (the innermost part which houses all of the moving parts), this may cause rusting in places where there is no oil or grease left on them anymore after being exposed for too long by opening up a watch case unnecessarily. This can lead up to the total failure of some moving parts including wheels/gear teeth due to excessive wear caused by rusting over time from prolonged exposure to external elements like rainwater or sea salt spray from swimming pools etc.
Don’t display the exact time
A watch that is not keeping exact time can be suffering from minor problems, such as a worn-out battery or aging internal components. If the stem of your watch turns but doesn’t wind the mainspring, this may indicate that it requires to be replaced.
If your watch displays the incorrect time at all times, or if it’s not displaying any time at all, this could indicate a serious problem with its movement.
Time running fast
If you notice that your watch is running fast, it could be a sign that your watch requires service. While many people can not notice this problem, it can adversely affect the accuracy of an otherwise well-made timepiece. In addition to affecting the accuracy of your watch, a fast-running watch also affects its appearance. If you have a fast-running timepiece and are wearing it when meeting someone for business or social reasons, you can come across as less organized than intended or even disorganized if they see how long it takes you to set your watch correctly at different times during the day.
Watch losing time
If your watch is losing time, it can be time to schedule a service. This can happen for many reasons, including:
- The watch’s battery needs to be replaced. If your watch has been sitting in a drawer for more than six months and you haven’t worn it since then, consider changing its battery before putting it on again.
- The movement of the gears in your watch might not be aligned properly. If this is the case, it may need to be adjusted by a professional so that they are all working together and moving at the same speed as one another.
One of the most common signs of a mechanical watch needing service is rattling. This symptom occurs when tiny pieces inside the watch start to lose their balance and fall out of place, causing friction between moving parts. The result: is an audible rattling sound as the gears slide over one another instead of spinning smoothly. If you hear this sound, take your watch in for repairs as soon as possible—but don’t worry. It’s easy to fix with some simple care (and maybe even stop before it starts).
Skipping second hand
A secondhand that skips is a sign that your watch needs to be serviced. The second hand can skip when you are setting the time or winding the watch, but it will also skip every few minutes. If this happens only once in a while, it’s probably not something to worry about. However, if your second-hand skips often and doesn’t move smoothly or stops moving completely for an extended period of time (for example, more than 15 minutes), then you should visit our store to have the watch checked by one of our expert technicians.
Important features do not work properly
If any of the following features don’t work properly, you may need to bring your watch in for repair:
- The date does not change.
- The stopwatch does not work.
- The timer does not work.
- The chronograph does not work.
- The alarm does not sound or light up when it’s supposed to, or at all if it has one (some watches don’t have this feature).
The band is the part of your watch that connects to the case. It can become dirty, sticky, and damaged over time. If you notice any of these signs or symptoms:
- Your watch band has become dirty (for example, it can have dirt in between links)
- Your watch band is sticky or tacky (when you wear it against your skin)
- The links in your watch band are worn out and need to be replaced.
In conclusion, a watch is a very intricate and delicate piece of machinery. Watches are a statement for men. It requires constant care to keep it running smoothly. If you don’t service your watch regularly, it can cause significant damage. Don’t let this happen. Remember the signs and symptoms of when your watch needs a proper inspection so that you will be prepared for any problems that may arise down the road.
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