How to clean your watch at home
The main rule when cleaning the watch is not to use chemicals, as they can ruin the mechanism of the device or scratch the glass of the case, as well as cause allergies. Instead, use the usual means at hand:
- clean and soft napkins;
- a toothbrush with soft bristles;
First, with a toothpick, you need to clean those areas that the napkin cannot penetrate. These include body parts, bracelet links and other small parts. When working with a toothpick, do not make sudden movements, otherwise it will break and become stuck in the watch.
If the watch is waterproof, then it can be safely cleaned with a dampened toothbrush and water. For this procedure, laundry or baby soap is suitable. If the watch is marked with water resistant or water permeability below 50 m, it is best not to wet it, but simply wipe it with a damp cloth.
As for expensive watches that contain gold or silver, they are not cleaned with hard and rough brushes. To do this, it is better to use soft napkins or rags, and instead of soap – alcohol or wine vinegar. They can also be wiped with special cleaning agents.
How to clean the watch strap
Use a soft toothbrush to remove dirt from a stainless steel or rubber strap. Previously, it needs to be wet and soaped. You need to clean the strap so that splashes of water do not get on the dial. Metal and rubber straps are cleaned in the same way. Wipe leather, silver and gold straps with a damp soft cloth with the addition of a special tool.
After all the procedures, the watch is left to dry for a couple of minutes, and then before installation, wipe it again with a dry soft towel.
Remember that one cleaning is not enough for a long preservation of the functionality and appearance of the watch. Store time measuring instruments in a special box, especially if they contain noble metals. Do not leave them in the open air, as gold or silver watches are afraid of direct sunlight. Remember to take off your watch before taking a bath or shower.
Main recommendations to choose men’s watches
The choice of men’s watches is a scrupulous affair, which suggests first thinking over what exactly a useful accessory is for. If you like the classic, then it is better to dwell on analog devices or smart watches with a traditional design. For fans of an active lifestyle and lovers of newfangled gadgets, both digital products and all non-traditional varieties of the accessory are suitable.
Durability of the device depends on the product brand. Therefore, choosing an accessory, you need to focus on the prestige of the company, recognition, annual turnover and the life of the gadget.
It is not easy to choose a men’s watch with so many brands, but it is also known that each brand has its own characteristics, both in design and in the filling of devices. Therefore, it makes sense to trust companies that have already earned the trust of users.
The material from which the watch is made affects not only the appearance, but also its endurance, i.e. the duration of the wear of the products.
How the watch will look on your hand and whether it will be comfortable to wear depends on the width and length of the strap. A fixture that is well-adjusted in length will not allow the appliance to hang or press.
In addition to the usual straps, the watch can be attached with metal bracelets. In this case, so that the product fits perfectly, you can remove the extra links, or vice versa, add. In order for the strap to become a successful addition to the watch, you need to know the size of the wrist and decide what style the product should be in.
During its long journey, watches have undergone numerous changes. And since technology does not stand still, but is constantly changing, modern watches have also affected this. And in this case we are talking about solar-powered watches.
Initially, solar-powered watches appeared in small batches , but today almost all watch brands have similar models in their collections. The first to see the world was a solar-powered watch from Citizen. This brand presented its customers numerous models of watches with a similar type of power supply, including models such as waterproof and deep-sea.
Any watch needs power to work without interruption. For a wristwatch with a solar battery, sunlight acts as energy, which is quite enough if the watch is worn daily. But you need to think about the battery. It is used to accumulate energy in the daytime, which allows you to work for hours without interruptions in the evening and even at night.
The solar battery is located in the watch case and can be designed in different ways. Most often, it is presented as a small lens on the body. A solar photocell is placed under the glass, it is he who is responsible for converting the incident light into electricity and charging the battery. So the principle of operation of such watches is no different from the work of other solar-powered gadgets.
Most often, solar-powered watches are found in sports collections, although some brands also produce classic models of this accessory. The cost of such accessories is significant, therefore, counterfeits without a battery and with imitation of a photo cell very often fall on the shelves. Also, fakes are distinguished by the wrong brand name. So be careful when choosing such a watch.