Watches have become an important part of your lives, without which we cannot function normally in today’s world. Being on time for work, sending the kids to school on time, meeting deadlines, and never missing an appointment are all time orientated. Therefore, a watch is a necessity in every household.
It has happened to most of us that our favorite watch stopped working, just like that. Or, you dropped the watch and the case came open, and the first thing that comes to mind is to rush the watch to a watch repair store where you can get it working again. However, before you do, stop for a minute and consider the following points which may prove useful.
Things to Consider About Your Watch
The brand of your watch is very important, because if it is an expensive brand you should not take it to a regular watch repair store. Only take it to an authorized dealer of the brand. The reason for this action is that most designer brands will carry their own parts, and if you let anyone open the watch rather than an authorized dealer, your guarantee may be revoked and the work may not be done as desired in the end.
If you have a watch that has precious gems incorporated in its dial or body you must take the watch to a jeweler watch repair store in order to ensure that the gems will not be damages in the process. If your watch is in the guarantee period, do not take it to a general watch repair store but only the store that you brought it from. If it is tampered with by anyone else other than the authorized dealer you will loose the guarantee for it.
Inexpensive watches ($20 or less) are usually built so they cannot be repaired. These watches are mostly for a one-time use, and then you need to throw them and purchase another. Therefore, if you do take it to a watch repair store, don’t indulge in paying a fortune to bring it back to life, but if it costs more than its original price, you might as well get yourself a new watch.
Maintain Your Watch
In order not to need any watch repairs in the future, take a minute and take care of your watch. For example if it is not waterproof, don’t have a shower with it. Try not to drop it, and don’t sleep with your watch. Last but not least, try and take your watch for service every couple of years and if it is an expensive brand, every year.