Caring for Your Watch
Treat your watch as a piece of fine jewelry. Watches from Wal-Mart are durable and will last a long time with the proper care. This includes filing your warranty and instructions in a safe place in case you need them in the future. Timepieces such as sports watches often have many features that may require you to look at the instructions several times.
To keep your watch running smoothly, it's a good idea to have it professionally serviced every 2 years. Periodic cleaning and proper care will also ensure that your fine timepiece looks its best and gives years of faithful service.
Cleaning
With a watch that is not water-resistant, clean the bracelet and casing with a toothpick, then a soft, lint-free cloth. Keep watches that are not water-resistant dry to prevent rusting.
For water-resistant watches, use warm water and mild soap to clean the casing.
Use a soft cloth to clean leather straps; do not use water.
Quartz watches contain batteries that need to be changed about every 2 years. Change the battery before it runs out. Dead batteries can leak and ruin the inner workings of the finest watch.
Crystal Care
The crystal is the clear cover that protects the watch face. Some crystals are scratch-resistant but not scratchproof. Replace damaged crystals right away to ensure proper functioning. Storing your watch in its original case will help prevent scratches.
Water Resistance
Watches are not truly waterproof, but are resistant to water under certain conditions. If you use your watch within the limits of its rated water resistance, you should get many years of dependable service from it.
Water-Resistance Chart
*atm stands for atmosphere, a unit of measuring pressure.
To avoid damaging a diver's watch, be certain the crown and cases are locked down before submerging the watch in water. Also, clean the watch with freshwater after subjecting it to saltwater.