How to look after the mechanical watches (part two)
It is necessary to specify separately skeleton watches where operation of the mechanism is visible and it is possible to watch work of all details. Very low and too high temperatures are absolutely contraindicated to this watches. The matter is that oiling of this mechanism at a low temperature becomes dense and at high dries intensively. It is desirable to preserve skeleton watches against direct hit of bright sunshine.
It is absolutely undesirable to drop the mechanical clock. Their falling even from insignificant height can lead to a spring damage. Such breakage will be possible to be eliminated only in the service center. Nevertheless, theoretically, watch’s falling from height 20 cm without serious consequences is possible.
There are certain rules of leaving and operation concerning directly mechanical watches which observance guarantees long and excellent work:
First of all, it is necessary to exclude mechanical damages of complicate and expensive products. They shouldn’t get under the ultraviolet rays, dust and other harmful substances making aggressive negative impact. Extra care needs to be observed in the address with watch of the Swiss firms having a large number of additional functions. For reliable storage are provided the special caskets allowing to maintain the working condition of hours. The matter is that the most complicated mechanisms in case of their stop can be started only by means of the skilled professional in this area.
Timely oiling of clockworks is of great importance. Watches which stand and doesn’t work need to be greased. In separate designs of the mechanical watches in case of their idle time oiling can become too dense. It can lead to a considerable overload of thin details at start and resumption of work of the mechanism. Therefore, it is strongly recommended not to allow stops of watches on a considerable period. For this purpose there are special modules in caskets for storage which are carrying out the automatic subplant.
Not all mechanical models like water. If watches have no bathing function, they shouldn’t be wetted at all. It concerns also branded leather straps which strongly suffer from effect of moisture. Therefore to fans of bathing with watches are recommended the models steady even for salty water, with more practical rubber straps.
Indispensable condition of reliable and steady operation of the mechanical watches is their regular check, cleaning and oiling. At the same time adjustment of accuracy of the course is also carried out. As a rule, these operations are performed with frequency once in three or four years in the specialized service centers.
It is strongly recommended to remove mechanical watches from a hand before the rewinding. Thus it is possible to avoid the uneven pressure upon a crown of the plant and its exit out of operation. Especially as this detail belongs to the most vulnerable elements of watches. Rewinding should be carried out daily, at the same time, by rotation of a clockwork crown to the right side against the stop. Rewinding with the autosubplant is made once a week on condition of constant daily carrying.
Use of the mechanical watches by extreme sports and in operating time by tools isn’t recommended. At this time there is a strong return on watches significantly reducing the accuracy of the course and service life. At strong loadings can’t sustain even the steadiest shock-proof mechanism and steady functionality.