Cornwall LivingIssue #76
We speak to the team at Michael Spiers, Truro who give us some top tips on caring for your luxury watch.
A luxury watch is a complex piece of mechanical engineering that, for most, is a prized possession. It may have sentimental value, intended to pass onto future generations. Whatever it is, your timepiece is a treasured item that needs to be cared for. After all, a watch can be expensive to purchase, so it makes sense to look after it and ensure it lasts a lifetime.
“Michael Spiers offer a valeting service – perfect if you have a special occasion coming up”
Michael Spiers have been in the watch industry for over 60 years and the team are experts when it comes to timepieces. Here are their top tips for keeping your watch in the utmost condition.
Firstly, like most prestigious watch houses, Michael Spiers recommend servicing your watch every three to five years. If you notice something wrong, never try to fix it yourself. Michael Spiers’ Master Watchmaker can service a wide range of models, working closely with brands to ensure your valued timepiece is always in the best hands and working in perfect order.
Next is to keep it clean. Whether you wear it every day or just on special occasions, the timepiece will eventually collect bits of dirt and dust. To keep it looking good as new, Michael Spiers suggest using a soft cloth to gently wipe the dial, as well as the bracelet links. If it needs a bit more work, Michael Spiers offer a valeting service, which concentrates on the aesthetic look of the watch case, bracelet and clasp, achieving the appearance of a brand-new watch – perfect if you have a special occasion coming up!
When your watch isn’t in use it’s important to store it correctly. Keeping your watch safe in the original box will help prevent any unnecessary knocks and scratches, and will help avoid dirt and air pollutants.
Finally there are a few simple things to consider, like understanding whether your watch is water resistant or waterproof, as well as changing your leather strap to rubber when in water – this can make a huge difference in keeping your watch as good as new.
While your watch may require more care and attention than other accessories, tending to its upkeep is more than worth it in the long run. For more tips on watch care or to make the most of Michael Spiers’ valet service, be sure to contact the team in Truro.
Get timely insurance
We don’t like to think about it but accidents do happen. The best way to protect your treasured timepiece against unpleasant circumstances is by taking out an insurance policy, on which the Truro team are more than happy to advise.
"Michael Spiers offer a valeting service – perfect if you have a special occasion coming up"