Watch Care

Watch Care

At Knar Jewellery, you can shop from one Canada’s finest selections of precision watches that will set anyone’s heart racing. Classic and contemporary designs that not only tell time, but celebrate it as well. Whether you desire elegance or sportiness, it will be our pleasure to help you.

In addition to the incredible timepieces highlighted on this website, you will find an even wider range of world famous collections in our stores, including brands such as Philip Stein, Frederique Constant, Glashütte Original, Rolex and TAG-Heuer. We invite you to stop by and explore each at your leisure.


How to take care of a Watch

For a mechanical watch, expect to overhaul the watch every 5 to 7 years. This type of work requires the watch to be taken apart, components cleaned and lubricated, reassembled, gaskets installed and timing adjusted.

A fine watch is meant to be worn and enjoyed. It is a lubricated machine that is engineered to run 24/7. The key is to keep a good watch wound and running. There are sophisticated oils used for maintaining watches. For example, Rolex® watchmakers use four different oils for different parts of the watch movements.

One can either wind a mechanical watch (whether manual or automatic) to keep it running or use a watch winder to keep automatic watches wound.

Expect to have a quartz (battery) operated watch overhauled every 7 to 10 years. They require less service work but will require a watch cell replacement every one to two years. Water resistant types need gasket replacements when cells are changed.