We can be very careless, even to our most valuable possessions. Often times, we misplace them, and sometimes, we unceremoniously bang or scratch them. Worse of all, most of the time we are unaware that we did so. Unfortunately, this is the life of a wristwatch.
Years of development and there has never been a timepiece that can withstand outside forces. In fact, even those which were supposed to have been built to resist scratching will eventually crack under the presser. The only way to properly avoid your watches from getting scratched depends on how careful the owner is when using them.
- THEY SHOULD BE ALONE
It is important for wristwatches to be away from other jewelery, especially those which were made of metal such as bracelets. A helpful tip would be to put the wristwatch or the accessory on the wrist opposite to the other. This way, you decrease the chances of getting the case or the crystal accidentally scratched.
- TAKE THEM OFF DURING HEAVY ACTIVITIES
We mentioned earlier that watches can be an accessory which can easily be forgotten or taken for granted. That is why, there are times when we forget to take them off before doing heavy activities. This is particularly true when playing sports, regardless if it is outdoor or indoors. In fact, I am guilty of doing such knuckle headed things.
Having them on during these activities leaves them at risk of not only sustaining scratches, but also wear and tear caused simply by trauma and not longevity. There may be timepieces which were built for these activities, such as diver watches with functional bezels. However, these can only go so far. No mechanical device can sustain that much trauma and come out alright.
- DON’T LEAVE THEM OUT FOR ABUSE
When travelling, it is only natural that you carry all your valuables with you. This might include your wristwatch. With that being said, it is important that you do not leave them out for your other items to scratch and bang. Some would bring them and wrap clothing around them. However, there are some clothing material which can be harsh, and can subtly make scratch marks on your watch, particularly the crystal if it’s acrylic.
That is why, if you are bringing your wristwatch anywhere – on a trip for leisure or business – it is important that you put them in a hardcase that is gentle for the watch in the inside. I found the Watchpod Travel Watch Case a perfect option when on the move. Its hard exterior protects your wristwatches from being crushed by other heavier items while its soft interior protects it from being scratched and dinged.
In addition, the inside of the Watchpod was designed to fit wristwatches with an indentation in the middle, designed purposely to fit any wristwatch, even smart watches.
This is the best way to protect your watches when packed with other items.
Let’s face it, we can be very careless, and often, we cannot control it. We can however, have precautions and these three tips can save your watches from unceremonious wear and tear. They are simple tips, but practical, and anyone can do them.