If you are even a moderate watch enthusiast, you know buying a nice watch is an investment. Good watches are not cheap, with it being very easy to spend four figures on just an “average” watch these days. For some brands, that is not even an entry-level watch. For instance, if you are a fan of Rolex watches, you know you will be spending thousands on a timepiece.
Watches such as this must be appropriately maintained to ensure they do not break down and cleaning them at home is not an option unless you are an expert. But I have some news for you… even expert jewelers can struggle to ensure these fine timepieces are thoroughly cleaned.
That would not be the case if they used ultrasonic cleaners for their customers.
Why Do You Need an Ultrasonic Cleaner?
We firmly believe there is no better cleaning tool on the market than an ultrasonic cleaner. The method of cleaning is unlike any other method. It also ensures that every crack and crevice of the part put into the cleaner is thoroughly and properly cleaned. Tiny bubbles are created by ultrasonic waves. These bubbles carry the cleaning solution to the part and implode, ensuring no surface goes untouched.
By pairing up the proper machine, cleaning solution, and setting, there is simply no way to clean better, more effectively, and in less time.
Cleaning Watches with Ultrasonic Cleaners
To clean a watch, it clearly cannot just be submerged in the tank. This is NOT something we recommend the average person do unless they happen to be an expert in this field. For jewelers who offer watch-cleaning services, however, this piece of equipment will not only make you better at your job, but you will also be able to increase volume because of how quickly this process is.
Watches are worn on wrists, which means that, over time, they accumulate skin particles, dust, debris, dirt, and sweat. Even if you just have your watch sitting on your bureau unprotected, meaning not in a sealed case, dust particles are working their way into all those intricate parts. In terms of human sweat, the salt content of the sweat can do significant damage to the watch over time.
The watch must be taken apart and cleaned to maintain the watch properly. This is a very time-consuming process, which is also why it is very expensive to do. That dynamic changes considerably when using ultrasonic cleaners. A single watch could take a jeweler hours to open, take apart, clean, and reassemble, with the meticulous cleaning of the parts being the most time-consuming aspect of the job. What took hours could now literally take minutes.
For the jeweler, this is not just an investment to be used for watch cleaning, as the machines can also be used to clean fine jewelry and do so without the threat of breaking the finer items, such as thin chains.
If this sounds like something you are interested in adding to your jewelry business, give us a call at 888-989-5560. An expert member of our team will work with you to identify the best machine, cleaning solutions, and settings for the machine to ensure all of your jewelry is cleaned properly and safely every time.