Of course, as a watchmaker, we recommend taking your watch to a professional if it requires interior maintenance or a battery replacement. But, we understand some of you may prefer a more hands-on approach. If that applies to you, just make sure to keep these key tips in mind: 

  • If you’re going to be touching the internal components of your watch, it’s a good idea to use plastic tools and wear gloves as you’ll be touching sensitive parts.
  • Watches can have a variety of back panels, such as snap-on backs, screwed-on backs, and coin slot hatches, just to name a few. Each requires a different method of removal, so be sure to reference your watch’s manual to make sure you’re removing it correctly. 
  • When opening your watch's case back, it’s important to be mindful of the gasket, which may look like a rubber ring or plastic cover inside. It’s there to keep water out, and moving it can jeopardize your watch’s water resistance. 
  • If you don’t plan on wearing your watch for a long time and want to conserve its battery, pull the crown out to its farthest position. Just be sure to never leave it in the middle position, as this can damage it. 

Your watch requires a special level of care if you want to keep it ticking for years to come. So, as we mentioned before, it’s always best to take it to a professional to avoid causing any unintentional damage.

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