With excellent craftsmanship and precision, it is no wonder why Rolex watches are one of the most popular and expensive
timepieces in the world. Having a Rolex is in itself a fashion statement that speaks well of your taste. In order to preserve the life of this great investment however you have to know a few important details about its care and maintenance. Rolex timepieces are crafted to last, but you wouldn’t want your own to be damaged because of improper use. With that said, here are a few maintenance tips that you can keep in mind when caring for your Rolex.
Although it may seem contradictory to your goal of preserving the lifespan of your Rolex, it is actually more advisable to wear it on a daily basis rather than storing it for safe keeping. The gears on the watch have lubricants that help make it run smoothly ad efficiently. These lubricants may harden over time and make the watch’s mechanism malfunction if Rolex watches are not worn on a regular basis. Since your watch is expensive, it is understandable that you don’t want to use it that often. What you can do is wind the watch at least once week in order to keep the lubricants and gears functioning efficiently.
Occasional cleaning is also needed for your Rolex if you want to keep it looking brand-new and always in good condition. Wipe away all traces of dirt and grime and soak your watch in regular intervals in soapy water while brushing the dirt caught in the crevices using an old toothbrush. After washing, pat the watch dry and use a hair dryer to reach the areas inside the links that are cannot be reached with a towel. Remember to use mild soap instead of strong detergent to avoid corroding the polished surface of your watch.
Almost al Rolex watches are waterproof, meaning that you can engage in activities like swimming and taking a shower while wearing your watch. It is important to take note however that Rolex timepieces are not made to be worn when diving or going underwater for long periods of time. There are specific watches that are made for diving, and you may want to look for these if you are into underwater sports. There are a lot of watch manufacturers that produce excellent timepieces, but Rolex watches are in a league of their own.