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Protect Your Time: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Automatic Stainless Steel Watch

Looking to keep your automatic stainless steel watch running accurately for years to come? Our latest blog post offers a comprehensive guide to maintaining your watch’s accuracy and prolonging its lifespan. Discover expert tips for caring for your watch, including regular winding, proper storage, and avoiding exposure to magnets and chemicals. Plus, learn about the anti-magnetic properties of modern automatic watches and how they protect against magnetic fields. And if you need servicing or repair, our team of experienced watchmakers is here to help. Don’t miss out on this essential guide to keeping your cherished timepiece in top condition!

Automatic stainless steel watches are not only stylish but also reliable timepieces that can last a lifetime with proper care. However, as with any mechanical device, they require some attention and maintenance to keep them running accurately. One of the most common issues that automatic watches can face is magnetization, which can cause them to run too fast or too slow.

Magnetic fields are all around us, from cell phones and computers to speakers and refrigerators. Automatic watches can be affected by these magnetic fields because they contain metal components, such as the balance wheel and hairspring, that are sensitive to magnetic fields. When these components become magnetized, it can lead to inaccurate timekeeping.

Fortunately, modern automatic watches are designed with anti-magnetic properties to help protect against the effects of magnets. The degree to which a watch is affected by magnets depends on several factors, such as the strength of the magnetic field, the distance between the watch and the magnet, and the duration of exposure. Watches with higher levels of anti-magnetic protection are less likely to be affected by magnets. Some manufacturers use materials such as silicon in their watch movements, which are highly resistant to magnetism.

However, if you suspect that your watch has been exposed to a strong magnetic field, it’s a good idea to have it checked by a professional watchmaker to ensure that it is still running accurately. In some cases, the watch may need to be demagnetized using specialized equipment to remove any residual magnetism from the components.

Here are some other tips to keep your automatic stainless steel watch running accurately:

  1. Avoid extreme temperatures: Exposure to high or low temperatures can affect the accuracy of your watch. Avoid leaving it in direct sunlight or extreme cold for prolonged periods.
  2. Keep it clean: Dirt and dust can affect the performance of your watch. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the watch and remove any debris or moisture.
  3. Service regularly: Regular servicing by a professional watchmaker can help keep your watch running accurately and extend its lifespan.
  4. Handle with care: Avoid dropping or knocking your watch as it can damage the delicate components.
  5. Wind your watch regularly: Automatic watches are powered by the movement of your wrist, but they also require regular winding to keep them running accurately. If you don’t wear your watch every day, consider investing in a watch winder to keep it wound and ready to go.
  6. Store your watch properly: When you’re not wearing your watch, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. A watch box or pouch can help protect it from dust and scratches.
  7. Avoid exposing your watch to chemicals: Chemicals such as perfumes, lotions, and cleaning agents can damage the finish of your watch and affect its accuracy. Be sure to remove your watch before using these products.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your automatic stainless steel watch stays in top condition and runs accurately for many years to come. Remember to take care of your watch and it will reward you with years of reliable timekeeping and timeless style.

In summary, automatic stainless steel watches are reliable timepieces that require proper care to keep them running accurately. They can be affected by magnetic fields, but modern watches are designed with anti-magnetic properties to protect against this. If you suspect that your watch has been exposed to a strong magnetic field or is running inaccurately, take it to a professional watchmaker for an assessment. Remember to also handle your watch with care, avoid extreme temperatures, and keep it clean and serviced regularly to ensure it lasts for many years to come.

If you find that your watch requires servicing or repair, our expert team at Marshall Pierce & Co. is here to help. We offer a wide range of services, including battery replacement, cleaning, oiling, and regulating. Our experienced watchmakers use state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and repair any issues your watch may have, ensuring it runs accurately and reliably. Contact us to schedule a consultation and we’ll be happy to assess your watch and provide a quote for any necessary repairs or servicing. With our skilled team and commitment to quality service, you can trust us to take great care of your cherished timepiece.

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