So, you got yourself a brand-new Wood Watch? Congratulations! Remember that a wood watch is unlike any other watch and requires special care as it does not consist of the usual materials such as metal, plastic or rubber. Here are 5 tips on how to maintain your watch.
It might seem odd but you always have to wear it! A wood watch relies on the wearer’s natural oils to keep it moisturized to prevent it from getting dry which can possibly cause cracks and discoloration.
Never submerge! It can cause permanent damage to both exterior and interior of the watch. As it is made of wood, the water can cause stains, and change the shape of your watch.
Purchase oil-based products that can lubricate, provide protection, and create a varnished shine for your watch.
Since it is made of wood, sunlight will cause cracking and discoloration to your watch but your watch should still be exposed to the environment to maintain its natural appearance. Just remember to limit its exposure to the sun.
A wooden watch looks better with age. In time, there will definitely be slight changes to its color, appearance, and shape. If you always maintain it, this process can be slowed but not completely stopped.