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Add a free laser engraved message (up to 20 characters) to any watch over $300. Just add your watch to the cart, click on "Engrave" to add your personal message and then add code ENGRAVE during checkout.

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  • DIAMONDS

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    • Caring for your watch

      Your watch should be treated like any other piece of fine jewelry. Watches purchased from Gemnation are highly durable and will last a lifetime with the proper care.

      In order to ensure smooth running, it's a good idea to have your watch professionally serviced every 2 to 3 years depending on the complexity of the movement and the wear-and-tear to which you subject it. Periodic cleaning and proper care will also ensure that your fine timepiece looks its best and gives years of faithful service.

      Cleaning

      With a non water-resistant wristwatch, gently clean the bracelet and casing with a soft brush, then polish with a soft, lint-free cloth. Keep watches that are not water-resistant dry to prevent rust.

      For water-resistant wristwatches, use a mixture of warm water and mild soap to clean the casing. Use a soft cloth to clean leather straps; do not use water on the strap, it may cause the leather to crack.

      Quartz watches contain batteries that require periodic changing, some every year, others every five years, depending on the usage and longevity of the particular battery. Change the battery before it runs out. Dead batteries can leak and ruin the inner workings of fine wristwatches.

      Crystal Care

      The crystal (made from sapphire, mineral, glass or resin compound) is the clear cover that protects the watch face. Some crystals are scratch-resistant but not entirely scratchproof. Replace damaged crystals as soon as possible to ensure proper functioning. Storing your watch in its original case will help prevent scratches.

      Water Resistance

      No wristwatch is truly waterproof. Watches are resistant to water under certain specific conditions. If you use your watch within the limits of its rated water resistance, you should get many years of dependable service from it.

      To avoid damage to a diving watch, always be certain that the crown and case are locked or screwed down before submerging the watch in water. In addition, to prevent corrosion of sensitive watch materials, always clean the watch with freshwater after submerging in saltwater.
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Caring for your watch

Your watch should be treated like any other piece of fine jewelry. Watches purchased from Gemnation are highly durable and will last a lifetime with the proper care.

In order to ensure smooth running, it's a good idea to have your watch professionally serviced every 2 to 3 years depending on the complexity of the movement and the wear-and-tear to which you subject it. Periodic cleaning and proper care will also ensure that your fine timepiece looks its best and gives years of faithful service.

Cleaning

With a non water-resistant wristwatch, gently clean the bracelet and casing with a soft brush, then polish with a soft, lint-free cloth. Keep watches that are not water-resistant dry to prevent rust.

For water-resistant wristwatches, use a mixture of warm water and mild soap to clean the casing. Use a soft cloth to clean leather straps; do not use water on the strap, it may cause the leather to crack.

Quartz watches contain batteries that require periodic changing, some every year, others every five years, depending on the usage and longevity of the particular battery. Change the battery before it runs out. Dead batteries can leak and ruin the inner workings of fine wristwatches.

Crystal Care

The crystal (made from sapphire, mineral, glass or resin compound) is the clear cover that protects the watch face. Some crystals are scratch-resistant but not entirely scratchproof. Replace damaged crystals as soon as possible to ensure proper functioning. Storing your watch in its original case will help prevent scratches.

Water Resistance

No wristwatch is truly waterproof. Watches are resistant to water under certain specific conditions. If you use your watch within the limits of its rated water resistance, you should get many years of dependable service from it.

To avoid damage to a diving watch, always be certain that the crown and case are locked or screwed down before submerging the watch in water. In addition, to prevent corrosion of sensitive watch materials, always clean the watch with freshwater after submerging in saltwater.
In Association with Amazon.com

Buy Books about Diamonds and Gems

Gemnation has partnered with Amazon.com to bring you
the most relevant diamond, gem and ring buying books and guides.
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