If you’ve invested in a TAG Heuer watch – whether you wear it every day, only take it out for special occasions or bought it as a collector’s item – you’ll want to make sure you care for it properly. In the following guide, we’ll look at some of your most frequently asked TAG Heuer watch care questions, to help make sure it stays ticking for as long as possible.
How do you clean your TAG Heuer?
Clean your TAG Heuer watch every 2 to 3 months, by first making sure that the crown of the watch is tightly screwed on. Alternatively, if you’d rather leave it to the professionals, you can take it to an authorised TAG Heuer cleaning service. Every 12 months, you should take your watch to a TAG Heuer service centre in order to have the seals on your watch tested and, if necessary, changed.
If the seals of your watch have been checked within the last 12 months, take a soft brush and add some soapy water, to clean the watch’s case and strap – don’t do this if the strap is made from leather, fabric, python or alligator skin. After cleaning your watch case and strap, rinse it with some water and use a soft, clean cloth to dry it off.
If you’re unsure about the seals or if your watch isn’t fully water-resistant, we recommend cleaning your watch with a dry soft brush. It’s important not to use chemical products as they may damage your watch strap and the water-resistant seals.
What can I do about condensation?
Should you be in an area where the temperature suddenly changes, you may see a build-up of condensation in your TAG Heuer watch. The condensation will disappear relatively quickly and won’t affect the overall functioning of your watch. Should this become a continuous problem, you should take your watch to an authorised TAG Heuer watch repair centre or dealer.
How can I make my TAG Heuer watch strap last longer?
Try and prevent your watch strap from coming into contact with water, as this can spell disaster for it and could mean you having to replace it on a more regular basis. Leather straps will need replacing as its colour naturally fades over time.
What happens to the water resistance of my TAG Heuer?
The water resistance of your watch deteriorates over time, with the gaskets under permanent pressure to ensure that no water enters your watch. Take your watch for an annual check-up to make sure the seals are intact. Make sure that your watch’s check-up includes bench and pressure tests, to ensure thorough maintenance and overall care of your watch.
How often do TAG Heuer watches need servicing?
You should take your TAG Heuer to a TAG Heuer watch service centre every 1 to 2 years to maintain your watch’s water resistance. Every 4 to 6 years, your TAG Heuer will need a complete overhaul to make sure that it continues to function at its very best.
How to protect your TAG Heuer when you’re not wearing it?
If you have an automatic TAG Heuer watch, you should wind the mainspring manually or use an automatic watch winder. This is important, as it ensures the lubricating oil remains fluid.
If you have a quartz watch, do not leave an old inoperative battery inside. Instead, you should contact your TAG Heuer watch maintenance and service centre to change the battery.
When you’re not wearing your TAG Heuer watch, you’ll want to make sure that it’s kept safe from any knocks and falls. Upgrade the standard TAG Heuer watch box for one of our crushproof, dustproof and waterproof protective watch cases, which will protect your watches better than any other watch collection box out there.