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Maintaining an automatic watch

Buying a watch with an automatic movement is, no pun intended, investing in time. Your watch with automatic movement is above all a piece of jewelry that you can eventually pass on to your children later. However, this assumes that you also take responsibility for its maintenance so that your watch retains all its shine and performance. To achieve this, here are some simple and practical tips.

Good habits to maintain your automatic movement watch

- Clean it regularly
- Wear it regularly!
- Entrust it to a watchmaker from time to time for “revision”

Clean your automatic movement watch

As for the case, use a soft cloth to remove dust and other particles that can accumulate on the dial over time. If your watch is waterproof, you can dampen the cloth with a mixture of water and mild soap. If it is not waterproof, stick to a cloth.

You can also use a small soft brush or a cotton swab to remove small dirt in the grooves of the case or at the junction with the bracelet.

Cleaning the bracelet will depend on its material: metal and nylon do well with water and soap, leather on the other hand is more delicate and requires a cloth or brush.

Wear it

Obvious advice, but essential, because a watch with an automatic movement draws its energy from the movement of the wearer. Current models have an operating autonomy of approximately 38 to 40 hours, beyond that the watch stops running.

It is also possible to obtain an object that comes in handy when you don't wear your watch every day. The latter consists of imitating the movement of the wrist when walking in order to activate the mechanism allowing the watch to automatically recharge.

Have it checked by a professional

As with a car, your watch needs a little regular servicing. The jeweler/watchmaker will directly access the mechanism for a little cleaning, oiling and will potentially make the adjustments necessary for the proper functioning of your watch.

Depending on the model, brand and use of your watch, schedule an appointment every 5 to 7 years on average.