Now that you have that watch you’re crazy about, you want to make sure that it stays in the best possible condition. So, it’s important to clean your watch every now and then.
Grime and dirt build up over time. First of all, It looks filthy. But it doesn’t only affect the watch on a cosmetic level.
Dirt on the tube can cause the crown to turn very heavily, for example.
It also adds a layer of grime to your leather strap. That will cause sweaty wrists because the leather won’t be able to breathe.
You also need to think about your water resistant watch. Chlorine and salt water wreak havoc on the rubber gaskets of your watch so you need to clean it with fresh water as soon as possible if you wore it in the ocean or the swimming pool. If you don’t, the rubber gaskets will dry out and your watch won’t be water resistant anymore.
This article explains how to easily clean your watch and your strap or bracelet.