Some common sense of mechanical watches you must know.
Many friends will have questions. After wearing it for a period of time, why is the time of the mechanical watch not accurate? Why did the mechanical watch suddenly stop going? How did the mechanical watch get water? In fact, many of these situations are caused by our improper operations.
Today, I will share with you some precautions in the daily use of mechanical watches.
1. Pay attention to anti-magnetic
Magnetic fields are ubiquitous in life. For mechanical watches, the magnetic field is simply an "invisible killer", because there are many small metal parts in the movement of the mechanical watch, especially the hairspring (the elastic element in the watch, used for control the balance wheel to do isochronous reciprocating motion), once it is magnetized, it will stick together. The most obvious manifestation of the watch after being magnetized is generally that the travel time suddenly becomes faster, which affects the accuracy of the watch, and if it is serious, it stops directly. In daily wear or placement, mechanical watches need to be kept away from various objects with strong magnetic fields, such as televisions, radios, stereos, etc.
2. Pay attention to waterproof
Today's mechanical watches will have a certain degree of water resistance, but no matter how professional waterproof watches are, they cannot be directly exposed to hot water, because "waterproof is not steamproof", hot water vapor molecules are almost pervasive.Moreover, thermal expansion and cold contraction will also accelerate the aging of the waterproof rubber ring of the watch, thereby accelerating the loss of waterproof ability of the watch.
3. Pay attention to shockproof
A mechanical watch is composed of many precise and small parts. As the saying goes, the more precise it is, the more squeamish it is. If it is subjected to violent impact or vibration, it is easy to cause the hands or movement parts to fall off and directly damage the watch. Therefore, it is recommended that you take off the mechanical watch when exercising.
4. Pay attention to timing
The calendar is one of the most common functions of a watch, but the adjustment of a mechanical watch with a calendar function is still very particular. It is not recommended to toggle the calendar during the period from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am, because the mechanical structure inside the watch is completing the work of jumping the calendar during this time.
During this process, there is a gear inside the movement called the calendar dial, on which a calendar dial is mounted, and the dial is connected to a spring (the spring is covered under the circular steel sheet). Normally, at about 11:30 pm, the dial will start to contact the teeth on the calendar ring and slowly push the calendar ring. The external performance is that you will find that the numbers in the calendar box are not displayed in the center, and the calendar is being changed at the moment. Since the torque of the spring is slowly released, this process takes about 2 hours, and it is precisely because the engagement of the movement gears is relatively loose during this time, and it is easy to cause misalignment of the gears if it is easily adjusted. The mysterious title of the time restricted zone also comes from this.
5. Pay attention to maintenance
It does not mean that a mechanical watch can be wound up and will go without maintenance. Regular maintenance of a mechanical watch is just like car maintenance. Long-term use of mechanical watches, the gears will wear to varying degrees, and the lubricating oil will lose its lubricating effect and produce oil stains. Therefore, in order for the mechanical watch to operate normally, regular maintenance is necessary. In theory, it can be maintained once every 3-5 years. Maintenance is to ensure that the mechanical watch has a good operating condition and effectively prolong its service life. Maintenance is necessary, but also in moderation, because it is harmful to the watch if it is opened and maintained too frequently.
6. Pay attention to love
Long-term storage of watches that you do not wear, and the habit of putting them in the box can greatly reduce the chance of damage to the watch. It should also be wound regularly once a month. Watches with automatic movements should be gently swayed back and forth for a few minutes or worn on the wrist for a period of time to automatically wind up the spring.The parts are not in a static state for a long time, which can ensure the running performance of the watch machine.
The above are some common sense of mechanical watches. As the so-called practice is the only criterion for testing the truth, so, friends who do not have a mechanical watch, hurry up and buy one. Let us discover the charm of mechanical watches together! Today's sharing is here, I hope it helps you,thank you.