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Watches FAQ

Watches are one of the most popular accessories in the world. They are both a functional timekeeping tool and a fashion statement. With so many different styles and brands of watches available, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. That's why people often turn to jewelers for information and advice on watches. As a trusted retailer of fine watches, Lenox Jewelers is often asked questions about watches. Our professional team answers some of the most frequently asked questions about watches so that shopping for your next incredible timepiece is a breeze.

Frequently Asked Questions About Watches

No matter why you are in the market for a new watch, it is important to know the most information on the subject to make an informed purchase. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about designer watches that our Lenox jewelers answer regularly as they guide our customers to purchasing a watch that matches their desires.

What types of watches are there?

We have many different types of watches, including dress watches, sport watches, and diving watches. Knowing the difference between each will help ensure that you choose the right watch for the correct occasion. Dress watches usually have more formal details, and are meant to be worn with business attire or formal wear. Sports watches are designed to endure such activities like running, cycling, or hiking, and are often water-resistant. It is always smart to verify the depths of its limits before assuming the watch is more water-resistant than it is. Diving watches are named for those who enjoy the capabilities within these machines that are built to withstand the pressure of ocean depths.

How do I choose the right watch for me?

Choosing the right watch depends on your personal style and needs from that certain timepiece. No matter if you are picking up another watch, or this is your first, for your collection, as well as when you are shopping for a beautiful timepiece for someone you care about. A jeweler can help you determine which type of watch would be best for your lifestyle, and which brand and style will fit your personal taste. They can also help you consider the functions and complications of the watch along with the materials that you will enjoy best to ensure you make an informed decision.

What is the difference between quartz and mechanical watches?

The difference between a quartz and mechanical watch lies in how the timepiece has power. Quartz watches have a battery, so their timekeeping is regulated by a quartz crystal and remains consistently on time until the battery needs to be replaced. Mechanical watches, on the other hand, are powered by a spring and are regulated by a balance wheel that requires you wind on a routine so that the machine may continue to run on time. Mechanical watches are often more expensive than quartz watches, and they are considered to be more traditional and luxurious as they celebrate the technical motivations of watchmaking.

How often should I have my watch serviced?

The frequency of having a professional watchmaker service your pieces depends on the watch and how often it is worn. It is generally recommended to have a watch serviced every three to five years, yet some high-end watches may require more frequent care. Our jewelers at Lenox Jewelers can give you specific advice based on the type of watch you have and ensure that your watch remains a gorgeous and highly-functional accessory for generations.

Can I swim or shower with my watch on?

This depends on the watch's water resistance rating. Watches with a water resistance rating of 50 meters or more can be worn while swimming or showering, but it is still recommended to avoid exposing them to extreme temperature changes or pressure. Always check the model of the watch you are wearing before participating in such activities. If you are unsure of a watch that would be great for the watch, ask one of our Lenox Jewelers professionals to talk you through our selection of water-resistant watches.

How can I extend the life of my watch?

Just like with most things in life, taking proper care of your watch can help extend its lifespan. This includes keeping it clean and dry, storing it in a safe place, and having it serviced by a professional regularly. A jeweler can give you more specific advice based on the type of watch you have including brand related information. Trust our team at Lenox Jewelers to assist with your luxury watches.

Can I replace the battery in my watch myself?

While it is possible to replace a watch battery yourself, it is generally recommended to have it done by a professional. A jeweler has the tools and expertise to properly replace the battery without damaging the delicate interior of luxury watches. It would be a shame to try and replace the battery and end up needing more repairs. Stop by Lenox Jewelers or  schedule an appointment to have your watches serviced or repaired.

Trusting Lenox Jewelers for Your Watch Needs

At Lenox Jewelers, we pride ourselves on being a trusted retailer of fine timepieces. Our team of experts is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of watches, from choosing the right watch to servicing and repairing them. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service and quality, and we stand behind every watch we sell. No matter whether you're in the market for a new watch or need help with an existing one, we are here to help in our Fairfield jewelry store. Trust us to provide you with the information and advice you need to make an informed decision about your watch. Contact us with any questions that we may answer to you directly.