Happily ever aftercare
Take a little time
We want your new Loupe timepiece to last a lifetime, and we know you want
With hundreds of moving parts and complex components, it’s easy to forget the care and attention a watch needs. Give them the love they deserve with these tips. We call it ‘happily ever aftercare’. P.S. it’s important to remember every watch is unique and will require bespoke care. You should always read the manual for your watch.
All watches have a water resistance rating – this does not mean they are waterproof
- 3 ATM / 30m: Splash proof and waterproof in small amounts of water.
- 5 ATM / 50m: Can be submerged in water. Suitable for shallow swimming.
- 10 ATM / 100m: Suitable for swimming, snorkelling and water sports.
- 20 ATM / 200m: Ideal for scuba diving.
- 30 ATM / 300m and over: Professional and deep-sea diving.
Magnetic fields can affect the balance spring so avoid leaving your watch near refrigerators, mobile phones, or magnets on handbags.
Limit exposure to sunlight as it can fade colours and heat can also shorten the battery.
You should also avoid contact with cleaning products, and always let your perfume or cologne dry completely before putting on your watch.
When not wearing your watch, it’s best to keep it boxed to reduce scratching. For timepieces with an automatic movement, a watch winder will keep the parts ticking away when you’re not wearing it. For watches with a hand-wound movement, you’ll need to give them a daily wind yourself – taking care not to overwind.
For a mechanical watch, we recommend getting it serviced every two to three years. For a quartz, three to four years. This will vary dependant on the brand and your own personal use. Drop by a Loupe boutique for bespoke servicing advice. Please don’t ever open your watch – this isn’t one to tackle yourself.
Give a little TLC
Tender loving cleaning… It’s definitely possible to safely clean your timepiece at home. Use your complimentary microfibre cloth to give the watch case a clean – you can slightly dampen it too. We would recommend bringing your watch in to one of our Loupe boutiques for a deeper clean, polish and inspection. Plus it’s the perfect excuse for a glass of fizz or relaxing coffee.
We can also resize your bracelet watch by adding or removing links. Just bring your timepiece to our boutique.View Our Boutiques