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Repair & Care of the Finest Watches Since 1987

We have been looking after watches with distinction for over 4 decades
Although often unavoidable you should always look to reduce the risk of shocks to your watch. So if you plan on having a heated tennis game your best bet is leaving your watch in the locker. 
Not all watches are as waterproof as some believe them to be. With that said, if your watch does have the adequate waterproofing and you are having a paddle, always give your watch a rinse with warm water after-wards. 
Strong magnetic fields can affect your watches movement so try and avoid lingering around microwaves and large speakers at gigs for too long. 
If you have a chronograph watch and consider yourself a bit of a Jacques Cousteau always remember to give it a wash with soap and warm water after being in salt water, this will ensure it remains looking tip top when back on land.
  Make sure you keep your watch out of harms way from chemical products like detergents and solvents. Also make sure you go easy on the aftershave and perfume near your wrists as it can damage the bracelet, case and gaskets.
If you are planning on trekking across the Sahara or sledging to the North Pole you should perhaps consider leaving your watch in the house as extreme temperatures may effect the functions of your timepiece. For the less adventurous type you should still be wary entering saunas and going on ski trips with your watch. 
Always ensure your crown is screwed in completely to avoid water getting in. You would most certainly be giving away the crown jewels if you drown your watch movement. 

For chronograph owners you should have your watchmaker (preferably us) have a look at your watch once a year if you plan on using it in water regularly as over time the gaskets of the case can become worn and reduce

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