How Do You Clean a Watch?
To clean a watch, remove the watchbands, and soak them in a solution of water and mild dish detergent. Wash the bands with a soft brush, and dry them with a lint-free cloth. Reattach the bands onto the watch, wipe the watch with a damp cloth and blot the watch dry.
- Mix the cleaning solution
Pour water in a small mixing bowl until it is half full. Add mild dish detergent, and mix to form a solution. For leather bands, replace the mild soap detergent with white vinegar.
- Soak and wash the watchbands
Detach the bands from the watch, and dip them in the solution. Let the bands soak for a few minutes to loosen the dirt. Once loose, wash away the dirt with a soft brush. Apply moderate pressure when washing to avoid scratching the bands. Rinse off the dirt with clean water.
- Dry the bands
Blot the bands dry with a lint-free cloth, and air dry them to eliminate any traces of moisture. Once dry, reattach the bands onto the watch.
- Wipe the watch
Dampen a soft cloth slightly, and use it to wipe off dirt from the watch. Take caution not to scratch the watch. Blot the watch dry with a clean soft cloth.