How do you store quartz watches and mechanical watches?

Proper storage of quartz and mechanical watches is essential to maintaining their performance and appearance. Whether it is a watch manufacturer or a watch brand, they all need to preserve their watches. Here are some tips for storing your watch.

 1. Keep your watch clean: Before storing your watch, make sure it is clean and free of dirt, dust, and sweat. If necessary, use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe the case, crystal, and strap. For mechanical watches, if you have access to exposed parts of the movement, clean them.

 2. Avoid moisture: Make sure the watch is completely dry before storing it. Moisture can cause rust, mold, or other damage, especially to mechanical watches. If your watch has been exposed to water, follow the steps mentioned in the previous reply to dry it thoroughly before storing it.

 3. Use a watch box or box: Purchase a watch box or case with separate compartments for each watch. These cases protect your watch from dust, moisture, and physical damage. Many watch cases come with soft cushions or pillows to gently support the watch.

4. Store the watch away from direct sunlight: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may cause the watch dial, hands, and strap to fade, especially watches with luminous markings. Choose a location out of direct sunlight.

 5. Maintain a consistent temperature: Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations, as these can affect the lubrication and performance of your mechanical watch. Store them in a place with stable, moderate temperatures.

 6. Rotating automatic watches: If you have multiple mechanical watches, consider using an automatic winder for watches that you don’t wear often. This device keeps the automatic movement running and ensures the watch keeps accurate time when not being worn.

 7. Winding and Setting Mechanical Watches: If you don’t use a watch winder, make a habit of regularly winding and setting your mechanical watches, even if you are not wearing them. This helps keep lubricant distributed and prevents parts from sticking.

 8. Protect from magnetic fields: Store your watch away from strong magnetic fields, such as those generated by speakers, smartphones, and other electronic devices. Magnetic fields can affect the accuracy of your watch.

 9. Place the watch in a low-humidity environment: High humidity can cause condensation and moisture to appear inside the watch, which may cause damage. If you live in a humid climate, consider using a moisture-absorbing bag or desiccant in the watch storage box.

 10. Check your watch regularly: Even if you don’t use it regularly, check your watch occasionally to make sure it’s in good condition. Wind and set mechanical watches and ensure quartz watches are functioning properly.

 These are 10 tips for storing quartz and mechanical watches that will help you preserve the life and performance of your quartz and mechanical watches while keeping them in top condition.