Proper Watch Band Sizing & Link Adjustment

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Importance of Proper Watch Band Sizing & Care

Did you know that part of proper watch care is having the correct size of the watch band? When you stop to think about it of course you would say, that makes sense, but it’s still surprising that many people wear their watches in a way that isn’t ideal for the life of the watch. Read on to make sure you’re doing the right things when it comes to one of your favorite accessories!

What Is The Best Type of Watch Band for You?

Think about your daily lifestyle! If you’re constantly on the go with more exposure to the elements like water or perspiration, then a more durable watch band of nylon or rubber might suit you better as they would be more water resistant. On the other hand, if you find yourself in meetings most of the day or are celebrating a special occasion then a leather band or metal link might go best with your attire. A watch is like any other accessory, meaning that it should compliment what you wear so for example, it is probably not a great style choice to wear a casual bright colored rubber watch with a dress suit. Just as it is also not a good idea to work out while wearing a watch with a fancy leather or metal band as it could ruin the watch band.

Adjusting Watch Links: DIY or Jeweler?

If you’ve ever put on a new watch and realized it needs links removed to fit your wrist the first thing you’ll probably do is search, how to remove watch links, right?! There are plenty of online videos showing how to remove a watch link and in some cases, if you have the right tools and are handy with do-it-yourself projects then that may be all you need! In other situations or with certain watches, the experts might be a better bet. Your local Gilbert jeweler will have the proper tools and equipment to efficiently handle and remove the watch links without harm to your watch. A good rule when fitting watches is that the timepiece should be above, not on the wrist and should never dangle or easily slide up and down!

Daily Watch Care Saves on Watch Repairs

Watches can last for generations when properly cared for and taking the time to do a couple simple steps will ensure you can save on watch repairs in the long run! First, wear your watch on your non-dominant hand. This helps avoid more bumps and scratches so there is less wear and tear on the watch. Second, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe off your watch every night when you take it off. That simple step alone removes dirt and oils that can corrode the metal. That will help keep your watch looking and running better!

From watch band sizing to link adjustments, we are happy to help with all your watch care needs! Plus, don’t forget to ask about our monthly specials and our fast fix guarantee when you come into our new showroom!