Once you have chosen your watch, it is important that you take the greatest possible care of it to keep it as long as possible. Maintaining your watch is therefore very important if you want to wear your watch for many years. But how do you clean your watch and watch straps? We explain how to proceed through this article.
- How do I clean my mount and its bracelets?
- How to clean your watch straps?
1. How do I clean my watch and its straps?
To clean a watch there are 2 main methods, which differ depending on the water resistance level of your watch.
If you have a waterproof watch, that is to say a watch that is at least 5ATM waterproof, we recommend that you first remove the straps from your watch if you can and keep only the case. This operation will allow you to clean every nook and cranny of your watch. Check that the crown of your watch (the dial which is used to set the time) is properly engaged otherwise your watch will be damaged by the following procedure. Get a soft toothbrush, soap and water and scrub your watch effectively. Then rinse your watch with fresh water. Likewise, if you go swimming in the sea, rinse your watch with clean water as the salt crystals will damage your watch. With a waterproof watch, cleaning your watch is child's play!
If you have a non-waterproof watch, that is, a watch where nothing is mentioned or a 3ATM watch. First, do not place it in direct contact with water. Use a soft cloth, a microfiber cloth or a slightly dampened glasses cloth and then rub your watch. For more persistent marks and corners where dirt has accumulated, you can opt for a slightly damp soft toothbrush, a toothpick or a cotton swab. Remember to dry your watch with a dry cloth at the end of these operations.
2. How do you clean your watch straps?
To clean your watch straps, again the technique will depend on the material of which the strap is made:
Cleaning the leather strap:
To clean your watch strap in leatherOnce again, use a soft cloth or a soft damp toothbrush and scrub vigorously. If your bracelet is very dirty you can add a little soap. Remove excess soap with a dry cloth and allow it to air dry away from any heat source. If your leather watch strap is very damaged, do not wait any longer and indulge yourself by renewing yours!
Cleaning the steel, rubber or Milanese mesh strap:
To clean them, proceed in the same way as for the case of a waterproof watch.
Cleaning fabric or nylon strap:
You can run it through your washing machine or, if it is very dirty, scrub it with a brush first.
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