We all love to have a good staple watch that we’ve had for what seems like forever, but what happens when that watch loses its sparkle? 

 

We reinvent it, that’s what.

 

Just because the shine has gone and the strap looks a bit grubby, it doesn’t mean that the watch has come to the end of its life, it just means that it needs to be revived. Luckily for you, we’ve come up with a few ideas that will give your watch the new lease of life that it needs to look brand new again – you’ll save money and you’ll still have the watch that you first fell in love with.

 

1. Get it cleaned

If your watch is looking a bit down in the dumps you may find that it just needs a bit of TLC - it doesn’t mean that you need to get rid of it and buy a new one. To clean it you should take it to a jeweller as it’s the safest option. To give it a good clean certain parts of the watch may need to be removed and that’s not always an easy job – instead it’s always better to give it to a professional. They’ll be able to remove any prominent scratches on the face of the watch and they can even spruce up your watch strap if it’s worn out. When you get it back you notice the difference straight away and it will look like a new watch.

 

2. Change the strap or the watch face

Do you like a particular part of your watch? If you like something specific like the watch face or the strap then all you have to do to revamp your watch is change that particular bit. There are plenty of watch straps available - you could have a new one for every day if you wanted too. You might even want to have a different watch for each occasion – work, parties and dinner. Changing the watch face is simple enough too, just find one that you like and take it into a jeweller to let them work their magic.

 

3. Get creative

There are ways of revamping your watch without even taking it to a jeweller, you can do it from the comfort of your own home (though you might have to travel to the shop to get your tools first…). You could add a bit of glamour to your watch by sticking crystals on to the watch strap (best to avoid the face of the watch in case the glue harms it). Or you could choose a piece of fabric that you like and sew it around your original strap – that way you can still revert it back to the original if you ever need to. 

 

To make your watch last as long as possible you should ensure that you get it cleaned regularly to prevent any severe dirt or oil build up. Give your watch a wipe over every night too to keep it clean in between professional care. If you can’t afford a new watch but you fancy a change then the ideas above are the perfect way to get your watch looking as good as new.    

 

How would you revamp your old watch?