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What You Need to Know About Mechanical Watch Repair | Breckenridge, CO

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Do you own a mechanical watch? Maybe you do or maybe you’re still considering it. Either way, there are some important things you should know about watch repair for your mechanical watch. After all, you want to make sure that you’re keeping it in good shape, right? Well, when it comes to watch repair shops in Breckenridge, CO you’re definitely in great shape. You’re going to have no problem keeping your watch running just the way that it should be. And keep you enjoying that watch too.

Wind it Properly

The make sure that you don’t need as much repair you should definitely be taking the time to wind your watch properly. That means you’re going to need to wind it each day. You don’t need to wind it fully at this point. In fact, your watch should still have at least half of a ‘charge’ to it when you’re winding it up again. That means it never actually fully runs down. This keeps your watch going even longer and makes sure that it’s going to be in the best possible shape as well.

Avoid Water

It’s always a good idea to keep water away from your watch even if the watch says that it’s water resistant or even water proof. You do not want to test that out. In general, that water resistance is good if you find yourself suddenly caught in a rainstorm or if your watch is dropped into a puddle. You shouldn’t submerge your watch intentionally. Getting the internal components wet can cause your watch to stop working entirely or it could slow down the mechanisms. It could even result in rusting on the inside of the watch. No matter what happens, water is definitely not a good idea.

Avoid Magnets

Magnets, even weak ones, can actually cause damage to your watch by causing many of the tiny components inside to stick together. Think about when you get static electricity built up and you can feel your clothes sticking to your body. That’s what happens with those little components inside your watch and you’ll need extensive watch repair to take care of it. It’s better to try and avoid anything that has a magnet, no matter the size of the magnet, so you can make sure that you’re keeping your watch running smoothly.

Move Carefully

Okay, there are some times that you are going to knock your wrist into something or you’re going to fall or something is going to hit you or any other thing could possibly happen. Your mechanical watch is built to withstand some serious blows, but you definitely don’t want to test that. If you know you’re going to be somewhere that you could have difficulty protecting your watch it’s a good idea to leave it at home. Damage that occurs from hard contact could be a very difficult watch repair or it might not even be possible without completely rebuilding the watch.

Keep It Clean

Keeping your watch clean is one of the best things that you can do and that means cleaning the exterior of the case and the face of the watch. This may not seem like much, but even just this simple step can help you reduce the amount of repair that you need. Plus, it has the added benefit of making your watch look great at the same time. Why wouldn’t you want to keep your watch looking its absolute best? It just takes a little bit of time and a watch polishing kit and you’re good to go.

Protect the Band

You’re definitely going to want to have a high quality band for the watch that you choose because you want to make sure that it’s going to last as well. But that doesn’t mean you can get by without taking care of the band. If you have a leather band you’ll need to oil it and waterproof it. If you have a metal band you want to make sure to avoid water and keep it clean and dry. If your band is rubber make sure to wipe it down and keep liquids (including sunscreen and perfume) away from it.

Protect It from Dirt

The crown for your watch is another important component that can easily get dirty or dusty. Because the crown needs to be able to raise and lower to wind it leaves space open for problems as well. You could find yourself with dirt or debris getting under the crown, which could result in damage to the internal components. Make sure that you’re watching for any type of debris and cleaning this out if you notice anything there. You don’t want to have to pay for watch repair caused by dirt inside the case.

Avoid Too Much Pressure

You want to make sure that you’re not putting too much pressure on your watch when you’re using it. That means making sure that the crown is not pushed in too far or turned too much when winding. It also means that you need to be careful about not putting too much pressure on the face or the case of the watch. These things can result in damage to the watch and may actually mean you need more than just a standard watch repair. You could need some very serious work.

In general, the most important thing is to take care of your watch well. You don’t want to have to spend a lot of money on watch repair in Breckenridge, CO and the best way to make sure of that is to follow these general tips. You’ll be able to keep your watch running properly and for a whole lot longer. Plus, you’re going to save money. All of that together is definitely going to be better for you. And you’re going to be a whole lot happier with the end result as well. You’ll have a great looking watch that also runs great.

About Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry

Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry has been providing quality products and professional services to the metropolitan Denver, CO area since 1951.  The very first repair and service facility ever opened in Colorado. Dan Matheu, watchmaker, pioneered watch repair and services in Colorado. Today, Scott Matheu is at the helm steering Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With his vision, Scott opened a watch store in Highland Ranch and has made Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry not only one of the largest watch stores to provide watch repair in Breckenridge, CO but also the entire state.

Whether you need watch repair, watch engraving, or even if you have an antique watch that you would like appraised, you can count on Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry to provide you with superior service each and every single time. All of our watchmakers are factory trained and we have CW21 Certified by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) on site. This certification has the most stringent standards for watchmakers performing repair, restoration, and service work on watches. With one of the largest service centers in the metropolitan Denver, CO we are not only able to provide watch repair in Breckenridge, CO but to the entire 50 states as well.


Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry is also a factory authorized service center for Cartier, Tag Heuer, Philip Stein, Swiss Army and many more brands. When you use Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry for your watch repair, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive our (3) three-year warranty on major repairs that we provide. If you are looking for the best repair service center throughout the United States, you cannot go wrong when you choose Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With certifications from not only AWCI but SAWTA too, we not only stand out from the pack; we lead it.”