Many manufacturers recommend routine servicing of your mechanical watch, even if it is running properly. This preventative maintenance, as described in the complete movement service section above, removes dirt and grime that may have accumulated in your watch, and which cause the finely fit pivot points to wear. Your cleaned, oiled, reassembled, time tested and pressure tested timepiece will perform longer and better with routine maintenance.
If you value your watch or timepiece, you will want to keep it maintained, just as you would your car or any other valuable piece of machinery. From the most modern of watches to vintage pieces, all watches succumb to both time and the elements. Dust, moisture, impact and simple normal mechanical movement will wear down your watch parts. Regular maintenance will help keep your watch operating as it should. We recommend routine cleaning on your mechanical watch every three years to five years.