Bewell wooden watches are not only functional they are beautiful as well.
However, when you decide to invest in a wood watch you should be aware that the very qualities that make it unique and desirable also make the watch more sensitive than an everyday metal or plastic timepiece.
Review the following tips and tricks to keep your new wood watch looking great and keeping perfect time.
Fortunately, you won’t need any special storage solutions or expensive equipment to care for your watch. Just keep in mind the materials used to create your watch are inherently more sensitive than other more common watch-making materials like scratch resistant metals or water resistant plastics. A few precautions and a good dose of common sense is all you will need to do.
The first thing you should do to keep your Bewell watch in great shape is wear it.
That’s right, wear it. The natural oils from your skin will keep the watch moisturized and give it a nice sheen. If you have purchased your Bewell wood watch to wear on special occasions you will need to buff the watch on a regular basis. Using an essential oil such as lemon oil will keep the wood’s natural moisture locked in and provide a nice shine as well. A little goes a long way though. Put a couple of drops of the lemon oil on a soft cloth and gently buff the wood on both sides, then wipe it thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth. If you overdo it the wood can soak up too much oil and look dull and worse it could get your clothes greasy and reek of lemons. Check the watch every couple of weeks to make sure it looks shiny and rich, if it is beginning to look dull give it a good buff with a drop of lemon oil.
Sunlight can cause splits or cracks in the wood. Don’t leave it on a windowsill where it will be exposed to ultraviolet rays every day. Your Bewell wood watch should not be left anywhere that it will get too hot, like on top of a radiator cover, high temps can cause wood to warp. To prevent the growth of mold or mildew make sure you don’t get food particles on your watch or keep it in a tightly closed box where mold or mildew could grow, it needs air circulation.
While most Bewell watches are water-resistant you must be sure that your watch is not submerged in water.
Likewise, you shouldn’t wear the watch in the shower, sauna or steam room. Also, bear in mind that salt water can not only dry the wood but will cause the mechanical components of the watch to cease working. It is best to choose your wooden watch as an accessory for those times you know you will not be doing any water related activities.
Take these suggestions to heart and your Bewell wooden watch will be a treasured piece of your wardrobe for decades.