Extend the life of your wristwatch

The lifespan is also up to you

Wristwatches are exposed to various stresses in daily use. Whether in sports, the office, handicrafts at home, washing hands or even working on a laptop. Everything we do with our hands is a potential risk for the wristwatch on our wrist. Dangers lurk in many places. However, since we are all lovers of watches and each of our pieces has a very special personal value for us, it is important to take precautions to enjoy the watch as long as possible.

Protect your watch from extreme temperatures

First and foremost, it is important to protect watches from extreme weather conditions. This means, for example, that high humidity, direct intensive sunlight and extremely high or low temperatures are difficult for watches to tolerate. Watches do not feel comfortable at temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius and below freezing. So if you’re planning a trip to a place with extreme weather conditions, it’s a good idea to leave your favourite watch at home and keep it safe. An expedition to the plateau of the East Antarctic is better done without your watch on your wrist.

Shocks and pressure damage your wristwatch

Watches are basically stable. This also applies to the built-in glass, which protects the dial if it is sapphire glass. Sapphire glass is harder than mineral glass and also more resistant. Nevertheless, an important rule is to protect watches from blows, shocks and high pressure. Especially in activities where there is a risk that the wristwatch will receive blows and strong shocks, the watch should be taken off better. Although wristwatches are subjected to extensive pressure tests in dedicated laboratories, they are not a guarantee of possible damage.

Watches can only tolerate moisture poorly

Are watches waterproof? Can I wear my watch when I go swimming? We often encounter this question and the answer is very simple. Why should you wear your wristwatch and the sensitive leather strap when pulling the lanes in the swimming pool? A rubber sports wristwatch designed for this purpose probably makes more sense. Although most watches are marked as waterproof, this does not mean that they are suitable for diving or swimming. If your watch states that it is water resistant up to 5 bar, this corresponds to the maximum water pressure and is equivalent to splashing water. The watch is only suitable for a dive from a value of 20 bar. By the way, watchmakers have the possibility to check the water resistance. We also recommend that you do this, as the water resistance of a wristwatch can decrease. In addition, it is better not to wear a sensitive leather strap in water. Because leather is a sensitive material. Shape and colour can change with frequent and intensive contact with water.