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August 07, 2019 4 min read


How to take care of your automatic wristwatch.

Any automatic wristwatch comes with its own set of obligations. However, the reality is that automatic wristwatches may survive generations and remain as accurate as the day they were purchased. The only stipulation is that they be looked after.

If you don't know how to take care of an automatic wristwatch properly, its performance will gradually decline, and instead of lasting generations, it will only survive a few years. When selecting a watch, it is critical to consider how much care it will take.

An automated watch isn't for you if you're not ready to devote to its upkeep. To protect you from being discouraged and assist you in taking the proper precautions to keep your watch functioning well, here are some basic but important tips.

How to Look After Your Automatic WristWatch

Automatic watch maintenance is vital for a variety of reasons, but it is largely concerned with the most common and hassle-free techniques to keep an automatic wristwatch in excellent working order. As a watch collector, you must consider the expense of automated watch maintenance - what precisely are you paying for, and how much should you be spending?

Wearing the wristwatch

Wearing your automatic wristwatch is the first and most critical step in keeping it in good working order. An automatic continues to operate and obtains its energy from the wearer's actions. The rotor inside the mechanism is activated by your hands and arms, which tightens the springs and helps the watch wind itself. The majority of current wristwatches have a power reserve of 38 to 40 hours on average. When the power reserve is depleted, the watch will come to a halt and must be wound manually. One thing to keep in mind is that if the watch is hand-wound, the crown mechanisms will wear down faster than if it is worn on a regular basis.

Getting the watch ready

Do not wear the watch on your wrist if you are manually winding it. You must apply pressure to the crown in order to spin it while wearing the watch to set it. This might cause the crown to wear out faster, misalign with the mechanics, or bend, costing you more money in the long term in repairs. Instead, take the watch off and set it with one hand while holding it securely with the other.

Maintain Your Automatic WristWatch on a Regular Basis

Your watch should be serviced and cleaned on a regular basis to keep it functioning smoothly. This entails lubricating and perhaps replacing certain components. It is advised that you service your wristwatch every 5 years.  DWISS watches can be easily serviced in most trusted watchmaker because it uses well know movements such as ETA 2824-2, Sellita SW-200, mechanical Peseux 7001, automatic Peseux p224 and even Concepto 8950 Torubillons.

Cleaning and maintenance

It would be best if you cleaned your watch on a regular basis. Because you're likely to wear it frequently, filth can quickly accumulate. If the watch isn't water-resistant, carefully wipe it clean with a soft cloth. If it's water-resistant, dust and filth can be removed with a soft cloth bathed in a mixture of light soap and water. Take particular precautions around the crown and push-pieces to ensure that the watch remains accurate.

Avoid Dropping or bumping the wristwatch.

Any external impact might cause internal harm to an automatic watch, which is made up of hundreds of components. Avoiding damage to your watch by not dropping or bumping it can save you money on repairs. It is advisable to be as careful as possible if the movement is destroyed, as this might result in a very costly repair. Aside from that, you'll want to avoid bumps to safeguard the watch's design.

Before you take a shower, take off your watch.

It is suggested that you do not wear your watch when showering, as many watch lovers do. Even if you have a water-resistant watch, certain wristwatches cannot endure the pressure of air or the temperature of boiling water. Even if that’s not the case with DWISS watchs we suggest not to use it during shower.

Heat causes the gaskets to expand at times, loosening the seals that keep the water out of the watch's chambers. The defects are usually not visible until you detect fog forms on the dial and/or other faults with the device's functioning.

That is why, unless you wish to get it serviced by a watch specialist on a regular basis, it is best not to wear one.

Make Use of Your Watch

Long lengths of time without using an automatic wristwatch might cause the lubricants to congeal. This results in inaccuracies or brings the watch to a complete halt. There's no need to wear the same watch all the time; instead, find a way to alternate your collection equitably.

But what if you forget to wear it and it stops?

The best thing to do is wind it slowly and gently by hand. You may do this in two ways: if it's a self-winding watch, turn the crown; if it's an automatic watch, gently shake and wear it.

If it's an automatic watch, gently shake it a few times with the dial facing up until the hands begin to move again. You may also put it on and move your wrist after that. Set the time and date after the hands have moved again. But never set the date between 10 PM and 3 AM.


Taking proper care of your watch and keeping it in perfect operating order is a time-consuming and sensitive task. But, in the end, you realize the point: an automated watch, no matter how little it appears, is still a machine. It necessitates your attention and care.

We all want our cherished wristwatch to function smoothly and effectively, and following these few easy measures will ensure that yours will last a lifetime. If you're looking for an automatic watch, have a peek at our selection.