Tips on Basic Maintenance of Your Rolex
A Rolex is not merely a watch that you wear; it is a mark of status and also a good investment since the used marketplace of Rolexes is always in high demand. Once you own a Rolex, you will probably need to upgrade it with the latest model, and usually, you always get a great resale price for the old model, which will make your upgrades easier. Owning a Rolex, however, comes with great responsibility. You do not want to treat a masterpiece with anyway less that how it needs to be treated. Cleaning your Rolex, for an example, is a process that you have to take time and do carefully.
How to Clean Your Rolex
Just like any other intricate masterpiece, Rolexes need cleaning occasionally in order to keep it in a great condition for a long period of time. Even though you might not see in your naked eyes, your watch gathers a big amount of dirt, sweat and other greasy particles from the surroundings as you wear it and go by your work. Before you clean your Rolex, clean your hands thoroughly to keep any more dirt getting into the crevices of the watch. Screw the winding crown tightly onto the case of the watch. Use mildly foamed lukewarm water to carefully rinse off the surfaces of the watch. Use your hands to gently scrub off any build up from the nooks and crevices. You can use a tooth brush for this, but be careful in putting pressure. After rinsing, use a clean cloth to pat the surfaces until water dries off.
How to Remove Bracelet Scratches of Your Rolex
The bracelet of your Rolex usually do not get the same attention as the dial, but you need to tend to the scratches of the bracelet often in order to maintain it well. Make it a habit to completely clean and polish the bracelet every few months. You need a fine quality polishing cloth in order to remove the surface scratches easily. You can purchase there polishing cloths according to the make and the color of your Rolex. Along with the polishing, you get a liquid specially made for this particular purpose.
Always use the polishing cloths only on the polished surfaces of the bracelet. Wrapping your polishing cloth in a small Q-tip will further help you in keeping only to polished surfaces. Put only a slight pressure on the surface when you polish in order not to damage the surface. Use short strokes following the flow of the metal when you do the polishing. Usually, a good minute of polishing should be able to take away the scratches and make the bracelet look as good as new. Do not overdo it since that will affect the surface badly.