When purchasing such an exquisite, luxurious timepiece as a Classique Watch, it is important that you take care to ensure longevity, quality and elegance.
Here is a fool-proof guide to looking after your Classique Watch.
You should remove your watch before entering heated water. Heat from these sources can cause softening and change the shape of seals leading to failure. Also the various components used in your watch expand at different rates. This can result in the glass expanding faster than the case for example, which may allow moisture to enter.
No problem should occur from using the watch around ordinary household electric appliances such as TV sets or stereos. Keep away from strong magnets, transformers, radiography equipment, magnetic blankets, arc welders, etc.
Do not expose your watch to high temperatures, e.g. placing it in the sun, on the dashboard of a vehicle, or in a hot tub. It can cause the watch to malfunction, shorten battery life or damage components. Extreme cold can cause stoppages or poor timekeeping.
Remember your watch is a delicate instrument and although it does have some protection against shocks and knocks, it is not indestructible. Dropping a watch onto a hard surface or knocking can damage the movement, the case, glass or other components.
If a watch is rubbed against an abrasive surface such as concrete, stone, glass
or ceramic it is likely to be scratched. Sand embedded in wooden tables or the porcelain clay in most writing papers will also scratch or abrade the case, bracelet or glass of a watch. Do not polish your gold plated watch with jewellery or metal polish.
As with a car, the guarantee does not cover against accidents.
To extend the life and maintain the good appearance of your watch, we recommend the following:
• Because the watch is worn next to the skin it collects dust and perspiration and becomes soiled if not cleaned regularly. This can cause staining of cuffs and irritation of the skin; in rare cases it can induce an allergy
• Dirt on the case or bracelet will cause increased wear on the pins and joints and can trap salt causing corrosion. It should be removed with a soft brush.
• The bracelet can be cleaned using a new toothbrush (not used; they have abrasives embedded in them) and warm soapy water. Rinse clean with water and dry completely. This should not be done if the watch has not been water tested recently. Instead send it to your service centre.
• Do NOT use a water blaster or solvents to clean your watch; you WILL damage it.