The Wowcher Guide to Watches!


On the lookout for the perfect watch? It’s not just a case of picking the right colour – there’s plenty of things you need to think about when it comes to this classic style accessory. If you don’t know your dials from your date wheels or your bands from your bezels, never fear! Whether you’re looking for an everyday timepiece or something for a special occasion, Wowcher’s guide to watches should ensure you’re always looking sharp…

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How to take care of your watch…


Automatic watches

  • Wind your watch before you wear it! You can do this by turning the winding crown in a clockwise direction forty times. Don’t worry, you’ll only need to do this once.
  • Once you’ve wound it, make sure you wear it every day for two weeks. This will give the watch time to adjust to your movements.

Quartz watches

  • If you’re not going to wear the watch for a while, make sure you pull the crown out to the position where you’d normally adjust the time. This will give the watch some rest but keep it ticking over.
  • Have the battery checked or replaced every two years.

Water resistant watches

  • Take if off before you get in the shower – soap will reduce the surface tension of the water, making it very effective at finding its way into your watch!
  • If you go swimming in water with chlorine in it, make sure you run the watch under the tap when you’re done.
  • Check the watch crown is properly screwed in before you get in the water.

Leather straps and glass

  • If you wear the watch regularly, you’ll need to replace the strap every year or so.
  • You can get rid of scratches on plexiglas with a bit of polishing, sapphire glass should always be scratch-resistant.
  • If the glass gets cracked, get it replaced as soon as you can!

So there you have it – the next time you’re concerned about that special someone coming on time, you’ll have all the know-how to make sure you get them the perfect timepiece! Now if only there was a place you could shop from a fabulous variety of stunning watches for him and for her…

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