As summer arrives, we would like to remind you of a few things to keep in mind.
When caring for your watch, as well as helping you choose the ideal model for enjoying moments outdoors or in contact with water.
Enjoying the beach or swimming pool under the sun means exposing it to circumstances that have direct consequences, Especially in watches made of gold-plated or blued metal components in different colors, as well as with rubber straps, Which undoubtedly suffer under the effects of the sun.
Ultraviolet rays can affect the appearance of the watch, continuous exposure to the sun’s rays is the main cause of the change in the yellowish coloring of the dial, and other components.
Other effects that can act directly on mechanical watches are temperatures both below 0 degrees, or above 60 degrees, which affect the degree of viscosity of the oils that lubricate the mechanism, which can cause a malfunction of the movement.
One suggestion is to go to a specialized watch center, carry out a check and check that the oils are in good condition. This is similar to the maintenance of cars to ensure the perfect functioning of the mechanism. This can also prevent the accumulation of small specks of dust that wear parts and can result in precision losses.
If we know beforehand that during our activities we can expose the watch to a temperature impact such as the one mentioned recently, the best alternative will be to opt for a quartz model.
There is now a new range of sports quartz watches such as the Garmin Quatix5, which, in addition to being a complete machine for the features it offers, is also designed to withstand infrequent conditions.
Other alternatives for summer and outdoor sports in quartz models are the Polar watches, highlighting one of the most recent models as the Polar M430, which in addition to resisting the effects of summer are highly comfortable with excellent value for money.
If the watch is exposed to water, even though its resistance in atmospheres is high, it is always advisable to wash it with fresh water if it has been submerged in seawater and dry it very well after leaving the water, especially if it is seawater; this prevents the salt particles that are embedded in the case from having corrosion effects when they dry naturally.
With respect to the belts, we can say that the best material that we can find before the water and the high temperatures of the summer is the rubber. It turns out to be the most comfortable component, withstands humidity without problems, is extremely light and flexible, in addition, that it can be available in many colors to combine.
Natural leather straps, although light in weight, suffer a lot in summer affected by the sweat of the skin and of course do not react well at all with contact with water. The best thing in these cases is to replace it with an alternative rubber belt although there is another alternative that is the fabric belts, although many times they suffer breakages easily due to the wear that can be exposed when absorbing water and it dries permanently.
An important detail to bear in mind when approaching the water is that the crown is perfectly closed, many sports models usually have a screwed crown system to ensure perfect closure. Many watches come to the technical services because water has entered the interior and has been due to this neglect.
The bottom of the case usually guarantees water tightness by means of the rubber gasket, so it is essential to know that it is in perfect condition. The primary function is to prevent water from entering the interior. Therefore, if we know that we are going to have contact with the water, it is convenient to make sure about this component that tends to degrade over time.
If what you are looking for this season is a watch that resists hermetically and you do not have too many worries we suggest a Citizen Eco-drive watch, with high resistance to depth in water, up to 200 ATM, where the details of tightness are cared for to the smallest detail.
In Harryswag we always care to advise our customers so that their experience when purchasing a watch is the best possible way, so we try to bring these details that are of great interest and worth taking into account.