Take Care

Watches are more than fash­ion ac­ces­sories and re­quire reg­u­lar care. Sean Li ex­plains why your time­piece may need the oc­ca­sional ex­tended trip to the ser­vice cen­tre

Hong Kong Tatler - - Watches -

hile this is the Fash­ion Is­sue, I’m go­ing to talk about a not-so-fash­ion­able as­pect of watch­mak­ing, one that’s vi­tal if your time­pieces are to con­tinue func­tion­ing op­ti­mally—af­ter-sales ser­vice. Quartz watches re­quire some care, but their main­te­nance is gen­er­ally straight­for­ward, as it’s usu­ally just a bat­tery change and per­haps new gas­kets ev­ery few years. So we’re talk­ing about me­chan­i­cal time­pieces, which truly are minia­turised ma­chines that re­quire reg­u­lar main­te­nance. As the move­ments work day in and day out to keep the time, there’s an in­evitable amount of wear and tear on crit­i­cal

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