Buying a watch is a daunting process. While most people think they need a simple analog clock, mechanical timepieces are far more complex than ordinary timepieces. In addition, they tend to cost more money. There are several factors to consider before making your purchase. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
First, be sure to care for your watch. Powell recommends servicing every three to five years. It should also be kept in a box, with all its papers, so you can easily sell it. Keep any links that have been removed in a safe place. Lastly, don’t forget to clean the inside of your watch. Don’t let the smudges collect in between the strap lugs and caseback.