How Do You Clean a Watch?

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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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.