5 Maintenance Tips for Men’s Wooden Watches
This past Christmas, your spouse gifted you a wooden watch. It is durable, unique, and handsome. For the first time in years, you were genuinely surprised by a present, and you are grateful that your significant other invested the time to gift you an astonishing gift.
Now that Christmas has come and gone, it is entirely up to you to maintain your wooden watch. If the battery is dead, the head breaks, or the strap falls apart, then it is likely your fault for not taking proper care of the device.
Moving forward, there are plenty of maintenance measures you can employ to ensure that your watch can have an extensive lifespan. We all understand the headaches that come with owning a watch these days, especially since they endure a breakdown as soon as you strap it to your wrist.
So, as your peers rely on their smartphones to check the time, you can return to the era of gentlemen and simply sport a watch. Well, as long as it is still in good shape!
Here are five maintenance tips for men’s wooden watches:
1. A Basic Wipe Down Will Suffice
Every watch, including wooden watches, will experience dirt, bacteria, and erosion from external elements, such as skin oils or your environment. Want to avoid this from occurring? Follow this tip: Grab a damp cloth, place a minuscule amount of dish soap, and wipe down the surface.
Once you are finished, place it on a dry cloth and allow the watch to sit there for 20 minutes. Voila! Remember, never submerge your watch into a cup, bucket, or sink of water.
2. Turn Off Battery When Not in Use
The average battery inside of a wooden watch has a lifespan between 18 months and three years. This is pretty impressive, particularly considering that the average watch these days will witness the battery die in several months.
Want the battery live even longer? Whenever you’re not wearing your watch, like when you go to bed or you’re hiking the mountains, shut off the battery.
Indeed, this can be a headache when you put it back on and you’re searching for the time on your oven or smartphone. But it is a prudent step to avoid the hassle – and cost – of changing batteries.
3. Change Battery Every Two Years
As previously mentioned, the wooden watch battery will live as long as three years. But some experts recommend to change the battery every two years – or at the slightest hint that there is a hiccup in the second hand.
4. Physical Exertion? Take the Watch Off
Whether you are playing tennis, going for a hike, or swimming in the lake, you should always take your watch off and place it safely in a bag or box (see below). The skin oils will impact the efficacy of your wooden watch, and the water will simply damage the entire device.
Anytime you believe that you will be sweating or getting wet, then take off the watch.
5. Impeccable Storage is Key
Typically, if you take off your watch, you will just dump it on the table, or flippantly toss it aside in your briefcase. Since a wooden watch isn’t your average watch, you should take better care of your device by having an excellent storage system.
Have a storage pouch from the initial purchase? Insert the watch in the pouch. Have a watch box? Place the watch in the box and keep your box inside the dresser.
By taking these necessary steps, you can preserve your wooden watch, and refrain from experiencing any unforeseen accidents, like the dog eating it or water being spilled on it.
Men’s wooden watches provide a unique look and feel for gentlemen. They are affordable and durable, and they are the envy of every other man in your vicinity. But you don’t want to minimize this envy by neglecting your wooden watch. Therefore, implement the aforementioned suggestions and you can be reassured that your watch will tolerate harsh conditions. Keep calm and carry on.