Month: June 2014

Creating A Watch You Might Not Know About Those Things

As long as you have money, it is not difficult to buy a watch; if you wear a watch, if you are not careful, you will make the huge sums paid for it drift. We invite renowned watch research and collection experts to talk about watches, things you don’t know! Watch maintenance instructions
Waterproof: not true
The waterproof performance of the watch is usually divided according to its level: non-waterproof (no logo on the back cover), sweat-resistant (SWEAT-RESISTANT), general waterproof (WATER-RESISTANT), 30 meters waterproof (30M, 3ATM, 3BAR), 50 Meter waterproof (50M, 5ATM, 5BAR), diving meter 100 meters waterproof, 200 meters waterproof, 300 meters waterproof and so on. However, the premise of this standard is that the test is performed under laboratory conditions: the temperature is maintained at 20-25 degrees Celsius, and the watch and water are stationary. Remember, in our daily life, 30 meters in the waterproof standard, only waterproof splash, you can wear hands and face; 50 meters, you can use a small amount of cold water to rinse, not soak; 100 meters, can be in the pool or Use on the surface of the sea; you can dive above 200 meters.
In addition, any waterproof watch should not be worn in hot water baths, saunas, or used in environments with large temperature changes. Because the waterproof rubber ring is affected by temperature, it will expand and contract due to thermal expansion, and it will accelerate the aging, which will cause water condensation and water condensation in the surface, which will seriously damage the parts.
Tuning: Regularity
For watches with only the simplest functions of hours, minutes, and seconds, you can adjust them at any time; however, as long as watches with calendar, annual calendar, week, moon phase, perpetual calendar and more complex functions, do not from 10 pm to the next morning Adjust between 2 points. During this time period, the calendar function is in operation. At the same time, when the gear tooth engagement is low, frequent movements will damage the internal parts of the watch, which is referred to as ‘sweeping teeth’ in professional terms. Irreversible damage.
Band: Adapt to the time
In summer, try to wear a belt watch as little as possible, because the belt will stick to the wrist after sweating, making the wearer uncomfortable, and the sweat stains on the belt are extremely difficult to clean. Long-term wear will not only produce odor, but also deform, harden and even cause fracture. The steel strap is very slippery when sweated. If your watch is water-resistant to more than 50 meters, you can wash the sweat under the tap. For rubber belts, not afraid of water but oil, the material will gradually harden and break, and it is an irreversible process.
Wind-up: Do it yourself
Most self-winding watches can be wound by hand, especially when they are worn for the first time or after they have been stopped, and they should be wound by hand. It is not recommended to rely on the automatic to wind the full string. A manual winding watch means that the mainspring is full when it feels that it is not moving, but a self-winding watch is basically invisible, so it is recommended that the number of winding times of the automatic watch be more than not. About 40 times, the basic guarantee can be filled. But don’t wind it by hand often, because it is harmful to the waterproof gasket of the head and will affect the waterproof function of the watch.
Error: magnetic field temptation
For watches without anti-magnetic function, the non-subjective cause of the error is the magnetic field that exists in modern life. Watches should be placed away from high-voltage lines, audio, large electrical appliances and other high magnetic fields, and do not place the watch on radios or televisions to avoid magnetization. Once magnetized, the watch will produce errors. Demagnetization is the only solution. Take it to the customer service center or the watch repairman and use the demagnetizer to demagnetize without opening the cover. The watch will return to normal in 2 seconds. If it is not convenient to maintain the watch store, find a circle-shaped, non-magnetized iron block in the middle, stand it on the table, slowly wear the watch from the circle of iron block, and the magnet on the watch will be Absorbed by an iron block; the watch can also be placed on a clean non-magnetized iron plate, so that the watch’s magnetism will gradually disappear after two days.
Place: Nowhere to hide
The closet is by no means a good place for watches. The camphor pills in it will degrade the watch oil and cause it to be inaccurate. Computer desks and TV cabinets can make accessory electronics magnetize watches, which is not a good place. The bedside table is reasonable for ordinary watches, but if it is a luminous watch, it will bring adverse effects to the body, because the luminous material coated on the hands and dial of the luminous watch is mainly a mixture of radium and zinc sulfide, and the radiation emitted by radium will be It is harmful to the human body. After all, you have to equip a daily watch, preferably the one that can wind the automatic watch, put the watch and place it away from the bed, without electrical appliances and chemicals around.
Accidents: First Aid Tips
1. Please keep in mind that you cannot use a hair dryer to maintain anything except hair. The watch is damp. Press the dry cotton on the watch and bake it with a 40-watt light bulb for 5 minutes. The moisture in the watch can be completely evaporated. Do not bake the watch directly near the fire to prevent the watch from being affected. Thermal deformation. However, if there are water stains on the inside of the mirror or on the dial, you must go to a professional institution to deal with it.
2. Don’t be frustrated when scratches appear, you can first drop one or two drops of water on the dial, then squeeze a bit of toothpaste to wipe it off, you can remove the scratches and make the dial as new, remember to choose toothpaste without particles, Avoid secondary scratches.
3. When the watchband produces a strange smell, apply a little soapy water to the toothbrush, quickly scrub the dirt, and then wipe it with a slightly damp cloth. To prevent soapy water from penetrating into the cortex, it is best to complete the process within 20 seconds. In addition, you can also apply some leather oil to the strap, the leather oil has a protective effect on the watch, which can make the maintenance work more complete.
Temperature: fear of cold and heat
Any watch should not be used in environments with large temperature changes. Because the waterproof rubber ring is affected by temperature, it will expand and contract due to thermal expansion, and it will accelerate the aging, which will cause water condensation and water condensation in the surface, which will seriously damage the parts. Temperature rise will also affect the timing error of the watch, try to avoid exposing the watch to strong sunlight. In addition, don’t wear your love watch to do high-temperature yoga and other activities, it can’t afford the sin.
Expert Profile:
Kang Kangwei, professional media person, columnist, has a personal watch of the same name Weibo, living in Beijing.
The current editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine. He has unique insights in the investment field of antique watch collection. In the past ten years, he has visited two major watch exhibitions in Switzerland and visited many first-line watch factories and museums. He has also established watch appreciation courses. Personal collections include Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Blancpain, Rolex, Omega, Cartier, Bulgari, Chopard and other brands. Participated in the compilation of the ‘Watch Volume’ of ‘The Holy Book of Contemporary Chinese Ladies / Gentlemen’, which took more than a year before and after. The personal watch appreciation book-‘Pattern Philippe’ was published in August 2011.

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