Five things you should NOT do with your mechanical watch

In the blog of the United States page of Orient they have published a post with a series of 5 things you should not do with your mechanical watch.

Aunque es un mensaje de hace años, el consejo sigue siendo válido hoy en día para nuestros relojes automáticos y de cuerda:

  1. Do not set the date on your watch between 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM. During this time, the date mechanism is working to change the date. Manual adjustment of the date during this time interval may damage the movement. Instead, set the time so that it is outside this time period, and then set the date with the quick adjustment.
  2. Do not store the watch near objects that could magnetize it. Believe it or not, magnetization of watches is very common, and often alters the timing of your watch, causing it to move forward in time. This can be caused by everyday items such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets. And while it is relatively easy to demagnetize a watch, it is wise to be careful.
  3. Do not over-wind your manual clock. When turning the crown to wind it, it is advisable to stop when you begin to feel a slight resistance.
  4. Don't forget to screw in the crown when you're not setting the time! This has to do mainly with preventing water or dust from entering your watch, which can cause all kinds of damage to the movement.
  5. It is not recommended that you wear your watch in areas with excessive heat, such as hot showers, saunas, etc. Heat may alter the movement lubricants and damage the seals, compromising the water resistance of the watch.

These are simple tips that will allow us to extend the life of our mechanical watches and thus accompany us for many years to come.

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