As a chronograph tool and decorative item, mechanical watches must be both practical and decorative. So what do we need to pay attention to when purchasing mechanical watches? Today I share the experience of buying mechanical watches, I hope to be useful to you.
Purchase mechanical watch notes
- Appearance. Visual inspection of the shell, surface, needle, no “twist”, scratches, bright coating, no color difference, the back cover should be tightly closed.
- Starting performance. Slowly rotate the spring on the upper handle and observe the second hand. Generally, the fewer the number of rotations of the upper shot, the better the starting performance of the watch.
- The above article. Hand touch is easy and no noise when loading. In addition to the slip on the top of the automatic watch, the watch should be able to get on the foot and not slip.
- Dial the needle. When the needle is set, the hand feels comfortable, too tight or too loose. The hour and minute hands should be coordinated (when the needles are aligned with 3, 6, 9, and 12 characters respectively, the minute hand must not deviate from 12 characters ± 4 divisions), and the hour, minute, and second hands do not touch each other.
- Table sound. After the watch is wound on the head, listen to the accent with the ear, it should be clear and symmetrical, and it will not change with the direction.
Mechanical watch maintenance method
- It is best to place the desiccant in the place where the watch is placed, but avoid using chemicals such as mothballs and insect repellents.
- If the watch is abnormal, it should be sent to a special watch shop for inspection.
- The mechanical automatic watch must be worn for more than 10 hours per day for sufficient operation.
- Any watch should not be worn in warm water or bathroom, even if your watch is a waterproof watch, because the seal rubber of the watch is easy to age due to heat, and the water vapor molecules around it are relatively small, it is easy to penetrate into the case, resulting in internal machinery. Damage.
Summary: The above is all about the purchase of mechanical watches, I hope everyone can buy a mechanical watch that suits you.