How To Care For Your Seiko Quartz Watch

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With regular maintenance and proper care, your Seiko quartz watch will provide you with a lifetime of time-keeping accuracy. Well worn quartz watches need regular replacement of worn parts. They should also be lubricated and cleaned, due to the build up of contaminants such as perspiration, water or dust that enter the case. To help keep your watch in the best condition possible and prevent unnecessary damage, it's a good idea to have it regularly checked for wear and tear and professionally cleaned by visiting your nearest authorised seiko repair centre. This should be done every two to three years, or the next time you need to have the battery replaced.

Your nearest appointed watch repair centre offers repairs for all Seiko brand watches, accompanied by either a six or twelve month guarantee on all work done. Before you send in your watch for replacements or repairs you can ask for a free cost estimate over the phone, but you'll still need to take the watch into the service centre so that it can be properly evaluated. If it's still under warranty, don't forget to bring your warranty card with all details completed, as well as proof of purchase. While the warranty covers mechanical failure of your watch, it does not include service for repairing damage caused by neglect, accident, or everyday wear and tear.

If your watch needs to be fixed or parts need replacing, a full service will include the replacement of all gaskets and battery, lubrication, cleaning of both the case and wrist band, timing adjustment, and testing for accuracy and water resistance (not guaranteed on some older models). Note that if your watch is an older or discontinued model, it may not be serviceable because the movement parts may no longer be available, but this can only be determined after your watch has been properly inspected.

In order to avoid unnecessary damage and minimise needed repairs, follow these simple tips to help care for your Seiko watch and keep it in top condition:

  • Always store your watch in a well-ventilated spot when not being worn. Avoid sealing it in a container when damp.
  • Avoid dropping your watch on hard surfaces or subjecting it to harmful shocks. Very high precision timepieces should not be worn during sporting activities.
  • Quartz watches are able to withstand temperature extremes better than mechanical watches, but if stored below -10°C or above +60°C they may not function normally, so avoid these temperatures as much as possible. If consistently above +40°C, battery life is significantly reduced and may leak fluid.
  • Chemical substances such as mercury and gases may alter the colour of the watch case, bracelet or strap. Colour fading of the strap may also occur if exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Wash metal bracelets carefully with soap and water, then rinse and dry with a soft cloth. For non-water resistant watches, do not wet the case. Instead, gently wipe using a moist, soft cloth and then dry.
  • Loosen leather straps in hot weather to minimise the amount of perspiration absorbed. Wipe off any moisture with a soft cloth.

For more information, conact companies like Ekselman Watchmakers & Jewellers

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