Tips on Making Your Old Watch Look New Again

Published: 28th March 2011
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Whether you own a $200 Timex or a timeless classic like a Movado watch; keeping it looking great is important. When we first buy a new timepiece, it is shiny and the and the crystal is, well, crystal clear, but over time (a very short time) that shine can dull and the crystals can scratch. If you are the type who doesn't believe in getting rid of a perfectly good timepiece, then you must know how important it is to keep your watch clean. In fact, even if you have an older model, there are things that you can do to improve the appearance of your watch. If you're not ready to go shopping for a new model, follow these tips for making your older timepiece look good as new:

A thorough cleaning will probably be in order. If you own a water resistant model, you can use warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush to loosen and dirt and if needed you can take a toothpick to dislodge any small pieces of debris that might be caught in the case or bracelet links. Be sure to check the water resistant level of your timepiece before submerging it in any water. After cleaning it's time to buff and polish. Use a jeweler's cloth, or any soft cloth to polish the entire watch back to its original condition.

Next, check the crystal. Inspect it for scratches and find out which kind is on your model. Watch crystals can be acrylic, hardened mineral, or Sapphire. Some crystals can be buffed back to their original clarity, but if not you should look into replacing. Sapphire crystals are the most expensive to replace, but they are also the least likely to scratch. In the future, it's wise to keep your timepiece in a cabinet or watch box. These special boxes will keep your collection safe and free from dust or moisture.

If you own a model with a leather strap, re-condition the leather with saddle soap. If the strap or bracelet is beyond repair or cleaning, replace it. This is simple and easy and can make your timepiece look brand new. Just make certain that you have the correct dimensions, before ordering a new band.

In the end, if you can't restore your old timepiece to a reasonable condition, shop for a new one. There are amazing deals right now if you shop on-line.

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