To keep your fine watch in excellent condition, you'll need to know how to care for your watch.



General Cleaning
Keeping your watch clean on the outside lessens the chance it will get dirty on the inside. Wipe off your watch periodically to remove dust, dirt, moisture, and perspiration. This will maintain the look of the watch and contribute to its preservation.

Cleaning a NON Water Resistant Watch:
Avoid exposure to any moisture. Simply wipe the watch with a dry soft cloth. 

Cleaning a Water Resistant Watch:
Use a soft damp cloth to clean the head of the watch and then wipe off with a dry soft cloth. Metal bracelets can be cleaned by using a mild soapy water and a soft toothbrush.


Leather Straps

Exposure to moisture, high humidity, direct intense light, cosmetics, or oily products will cause the trap to deteriorate prematurely, as well as stain or discolor the natural product. Dry your strap immediately with a soft absorbent cloth after exposure to any of these elements.

Things to Know About Water Resistant Watches
- Not all watches are designed to be water resistant!

- Additionally, there are varying degrees of water resistance.

- Water resistance is not a permanent condition.

It is recommended that you have your watch tested every 12 – 18 months for water resistance because
gaskets and seals can deteriorate over time. However, if there is ever condensation under the crystal or signs of oxidation on the dial, bring your watch to Becker’s as soon as possible for repair.

 - When swimming with your watch, be sure the crown is pushed down or screwed in tightly before wearing it in water. While in a wet environment, do not operate or adjust the crown and/or push buttons, as water can seep into the case.

- After contact with chlorinated or salt water, immediately clean the watch with fresh water and dry with a soft cloth. If the watch has a rotating bezel, be sure to rotate the bezel while cleaning to dislodge any debris such as sand or salt.

Things to Avoid with All Watches

- Extreme Temperatures
            Extreme changes in temperatures above 60°C/140°F and below 0°C/32°F can affect timekeeping & water resistance.

- Magnetic Fields
            Mechanical watches exposed to anything containing a magnet can and will cause these watches to run incorrectly. Avoid placing your watch near common culprits such as cell phones, computers, speakers, etc.

- Impacts
            Sudden shocks or impacts from dropping the watch or accidentally hitting it on hard objects may result in possible damage to the case, movement, crystal, dial and hands, as well as void your warranty. 

- Chemicals  
            Avoid direct contact with chemicals such as cosmetics, perfumes, detergents, solvents, and so on, as they may damage the case, gaskets, leather strap and/or bracelet. 

Timepieces purchased from Becker’s are accompanied by Becker’s comprehensive ONE YEAR Buckle to Buckle warranty.

            In addition to routine maintenance, a complete movement overhaul is recommended every three to five years to keep your watch in pristine condition. Call or visit Becker’s to schedule your watch service!


Contact Us:

West Hartford – 65 LaSalle Rd. (860) 521-3202

Old Saybrook – 105 Elm St. (860) 391-8281

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