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How To Care For a Pocket Watch

Watch more Jewelry & Watches 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Care for and maintain your pocket watch using the guidelines given here. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Follow instructions Follow the instructions in the owner's manual for proper care and maintenance of your watch. Step 2: Protect from environment Do not submerge the watch in water. Protect it from high humidity. Step 3: Wind watch daily Wind a mechanical watch daily at a fixed time, taking care not to over-wind it. Pull on the knobs carefully when winding it. Step 4: Carry in safe pocket Carry an open-face watch in your pocket with the dial facing your body. Do not carry it with objects like keys that can cause scratches on the case or crystal. Step 5: Wipe clean Wipe a watch with a clean dry soft cloth before storing if it has a solid brass or stainless steel case. Tip Wipe cases made of precious metals with a jeweler's cloth. Step 6: Get professionally cleaned Have mechanical watches cleaned and oiled every three to five years by a qualified watchmaker or by the watch's manufacturer. Step 7: Change battery Change the battery in quartz pocket watches every one to two years to keep your watch working like new. Did You Know? The first watch was invented in Nuremberg, Germany in 1509 by Peter Henlein.
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