Dive watch with high quality can last up to decades if you treat it right. Unlike the other types of watches, a dive watch is designed to be used underwater. Therefore, dive watch requires special care which is slightly different from other watches.
We covered 4 basic tips that must be considered in caring for dive watch below.
Rinse after diving.
Clean your Dive Watch regularly. Because it is used under the water, there are many things that can be left inside or outside of your favourite dive watch. Therefore, clean your dive watch periodically.
For the outside, use a microfiber cloth to clean up the dirt and stains. As for rada dirt that difficult to disappear, use a soft bristle brush. Be careful when cleaning your watch, do it as gently as possible to not cause scratches.
For the inside, don't do it by yourself. Entrust professionals at Time Care to do it.
Always check the crown before diving. Crown is the most important part of a dive watch. Besides to set the time, the crown is the only space where water can enter a dive watch. Make sure your watch's crown is closed before diving. If you dive in an open crown, seawater will enter and can damage the inner components.
Clean the bezel section.
Bezels are not only the decoration of a dive watch, but they are also useful for measuring your dive time.
When diving, there are things like sand, coral fibres, and other small particles that can enter and hamper your dive watch's bezel rotation. So, to prevent it to happen, always rinse your dive watch after diving and make sure there is no dirt stuck on your bezel.
Do not exceed the water resistant limits of your watch.
The first thing to check when you want to buy a dive watch is the limit of water resistant feature. The water resistance shown on the back case or dial is a recommendation of how deep you can use the watch under the water. Therefore, do not let you exceed the depth limit that already listed so the water does not seep into your watch.