Sooner or later a mechanical watch will need to be serviced. If you’re collecting watches for a while or you’re part of an online watch community there’s a good chance you already know this.

These are the common views on servicing a watch.

  1. A mechanical watch needs to be serviced every 5 or 6 years.
  2. A mechanical watch only needs to be serviced when it’s starting to run fast or slow.

I like to use my own set of “rules” to determine when to service a mechanical watch. It has similarities with both opinions.

If you’d like to know how often a mechanical watch needs to be serviced. This article is for you!

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