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When to change a watch battery

The life span of a watch battery depends on the age and quality of the watch, as well as its functions and how often those functions are used. In most cases, a battery in a brand new quartz watch with basic time and date functionality may last up to four years. As the watch ages, the mechanism becomes worn and drains more power (the reason why factory-installed batteries last longer). Typically replacement batteries last between one and two years. It is possible for a battery to last longer, but it is recommended to replace the battery every year to avoid...

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Raymond Weil Presents Its New Brand Ambassador Katheryn Winnick

RAYMOND WEIL PRESENTS ITS NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR KATHERYN WINNICK   As a brand deeply involved in the Arts from which it has been drawing its inspiration since its early days, RAYMOND WEIL is thrilled to count acclaimed TV series Vikings’ leading star Katheryn Winnick as its new Brand ambassador. Her natural beauty, dynamic presence and undisputable charisma make her the perfect match for the independent Swiss watchmaker. Canadian-born Winnick is a diverse and talented actress who has guest-starred in numerous television shows including House M.D, Bones, and Criminal Minds and appeared in several films including Love & Other Drugs. She...

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Unexpected Benefits Of Buying Watches From Authorized Dealers And Brand Boutiques

Did you know that there are valuable benefits to buying watches at authorized dealers and brand boutiques that aren't typically advertised, and that you very well might not know about? It's true, and while our goal isn't to tell people where to buy their watches, there is an infrequently discussed story here to share with watch lovers. As a consumer, your job is to get the most value for your money. Smart consumers spend less to get more, and when people overpay, we look down upon them. These natural tendencies of consumer behavior aren't abandoned when it comes to buying...

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Quartz clocks and watches - How do they work?

You may not believe in astrology, but there's no question the planets rule our lives. We get up when the Sun rises (or some time after) and go to bed when it sets. We have a calendar based on days, months, and years—periods of time that relate to how the Moon and Earth move around the Sun in the sky. For most of history, people found this kind of "astronomical timekeeping" good enough for their needs. But as the world became ever more frantic and sophisticated, people needed to keep track of hours, minutes, and seconds as well as days,...

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How to look after your watch

TAKE your watch to a qualified professional for regular servicing. How often you need to do this depends on the type. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, but bear in mind that if you have used your watch in extreme environments the time between servicing should be reduced.   CHECK water resistant watches annually to make sure that the case is still watertight. If you take your watch into a swimming pool or go in salt water, make sure that you rinse it afterwards - although stainless steel is highly corrosion resistant, it is not impervious to attack. NEVER wind a watch on...

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