Simple steps to Take Care of Your Watch Strap

Apr 06 2020 A Week On The Wrist

Leather Strap

  • Remove the strap from the watch before cleaning.
  • Wipe down the strap with a dry cloth.
  • Use a soft cloth and a little warm water with a small amount of mild soap to gently wash the leather. (DO NOT USE DETERGENT).
  • Use another soft cloth to dry the leather.
  • Allow the strap to dry completely.
  • Apply some leather conditioner.

Rubber Strap

  • Pour a cupful of warm water into a small bowl and add a few drops of dish detergent.
  • Dip the edge of cloth into the soapy water and squeeze out excess water with your fingertips.
  • Rub the damp cloth over your rubber watchband to remove dirt and grime.
  • Rinse in some clean water and dry with a soft cloth.

Stainless Steel Bracelet

  • Start by wiping the bracelet with a soft cloth to remove initial layers of dirt, dust or grime.
  • Dip the bracelet warm soapy water.
  • Gently scrub the stainless-steel bracelet with a soft brush.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Dry with a soft cloth and shine.

Nylon Strap

  • Fill a small bowl with warm water.
  • Add mild washing soap and agitate to mix.
  • Remove the strap from the watch.
  • Place the strap into the soapy water and allow it to soak for several hours.
  • After a few hours, use the soapy water and scrub the strap with a soft brush.
  • Finally, rinse in clean water and allow to dry completely.

NATO Strap

  • Wash a NATO strap in the same way as for a Nylon strap.
  • It is essential to allow them to dry naturally.
  • Never apply high heat.
  • Never use an electric iron on Nylon or NATO straps.

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