How To Clean Your Water Resistant Case
Keeping the exterior of your watch clean will go a long way in helping to preserve it.
Cleaning your watch every couple of months will prolong the appearance, and will minimize the chance of dust, dirt and moisture getting inside the case.
Use a soft toothbrush and mild soapy water to clean your water resistant case, before rinsing with cold water and polishing with a soft dry cloth. If your watch is designed for swimming, for example if it’s a specialist divers watch, always rinse with warm tap water after immersing it in the sea or a pool. If your watch has a rotating bezel, rotate the bezel gently while cleaning it to dislodge any debris like sand or salt.
How To Clean Stainless Steel Bracelets
Use a soft toothbrush and mild soapy water to clean metal bracelets. Rinse with cold water and use a dry cloth to polish it.
For cases where dirt and grime are built up and a brush won't do the job, we offer professional ultrasonic cleaning of watchbands In-Store.
How To Clean Leather Straps
For leather straps, avoid getting it regularly damp, exposing it to direct sunlight and contact with chemicals like perfumes, solvents and detergents. If you’re wanting to wear your watch whilst being submerged in water for prolonged periods, a stainless steel or rubber strap is a better option for you. It’s a good idea to clean your leather strap after any form of activity, as dust, dirt and sweat can cause stains and odors.
1. Wipe strap with a soft dry cloth or jewellery cleaning cloth, to remove any dirt particles that could scratch it.
2. Gently put a small dot of mild hand soap on a slightly damp cloth, and scrub the strap on both sides. Avoid using a wet cloth and immersing the leather in water. Dry the strap thoroughly and allow it to air dry before next wearing it.
3. Condition the strap with a small amount of leather conditioner, which can prolong the life of a watch band and keep it shiny and soft.
How To Clean Rubber Straps
Like leather straps, rubber straps shouldn’t be exposed to chemicals like perfumes, cosmetics or oily products.
As a lot of divers watches use rubber straps, it’s important to remember to clean the strap with warm water after wearing it in the sea to prevent the high salt content from damaging the strap.
How To Look After Your Quartz Battery Watch
Batteries must be replaced every 2 years even if the watch is running to prevent the battery from leaking harmful acid and destroying the mechanism. Seals must be inspected and changed every 2 years to prevent the watch from taking in water and rusting the mechanism.
Gold Star Jewellers offers Same-Day Battery Replacements & Watch Band Adjustments while you wait.