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Preserving the Splendor: Keeping Your Luxury Watches Pristine

May 15th, 2024

a man wearing a luxury watch taking his wallet out of his jacket

At Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, we understand the importance of maintaining the luster and precision of your luxury timepieces. A fine watch is not just a tool for timekeeping but a statement of style and an investment in craftsmanship. Therefore, keeping it clean is not just about aesthetics; it's about preserving its function and value over time. Here's how you can ensure your luxury watch remains as immaculate as the day you acquired it.

The Art of Not Wearing

Believe it or not, one of the simplest ways to keep your watch clean is by not wearing it all the time. Rotating between different watches can reduce wear and tear, exposure to dirt, and skin oils that can accumulate over time. When not in use, ensure your watch is stored away from direct sunlight, humidity, and extreme temperatures to maintain its pristine condition. Although we recommend wearing your prized timepieces as desired for your maximum enjoyment, rotating between different watches or taking a break from any given piece will help lessen natural wear over time which occurs even under casual conditions. 

a Hublot watch on a black background

Immediate Wipe Down Post-Wear

After wearing your watch, take a moment to gently wipe it down with a soft, lint-free cloth. This immediate cleaning can remove any oils, sweat, or dust that may have settled on the surface. Pay special attention to the case, back, and bracelet, where particles and residues are most likely to accumulate. You will save time and costs on watch servicing by performing this regular light and routine cleaning at home.

Storing It Properly

Proper storage is crucial for protecting your watch from environmental elements and accidental damage. Use a watch box or a soft pouch to keep it safe. Ensure the storage space is dry and clean, preferably with a moderate, stable temperature to prevent the watch's materials from expanding or contracting, which could affect its mechanics. Hing Wa Lee Jewelers offers a variety of outstanding watch storage options to help ensure your watch’s longevity.

a man’s wrist wearing an Audemars Piguet watch

Regular Maintenance Checks

Like any high-precision instrument, a luxury watch needs regular check-ups to ensure it operates flawlessly. At Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, we recommend a professional maintenance service every few years, depending on the manufacturer's advice and the watch’s wear and tear. This not only keeps the watch clean but also addresses any potential mechanical issues before they become serious.

a close-up of a Breitling watch face

Trust Hing Wa Lee Jewelers to Clean Your Luxury Watches

Keeping your luxury watch in immaculate condition is a craft that requires expertise, care, and precision. At Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, we are committed to offering unparalleled service to ensure your luxury watches withstand the test of time. With locations in Walnut and San Gabriel, and through our association with Larchmont Jewelers in Los Angeles, we serve as Southern California’s premier destination for luxury watch care. Our state-of-the-art facilities and experienced technicians are equipped to handle every aspect of watch maintenance, from simple cleaning to complex repairs. By choosing Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, you entrust your cherished timepieces to experts who understand the value of precision and meticulous care. Contact us to book an appointment today!