How To Keep Your Luxury Watches In a Good Condition For a Long Time
Unless you are a watch connoisseur, it is unlikely that you think about your watches that often. Sure, you wear them to elevate your everyday outfits or put them on with bracelets to add some fun to your arm party, but when it comes to telling time, you still go back to your smartphone (hey, we are not judging here). Although, when was the last time you really looked at your favorite timepieces? Like your other jewelry pieces and accessories, your watches also go through a whole lot of daily wear and tear, which means they could do with a little bit of maintenance.
Let us discuss how you can give some TLC to luxury watches of all kinds.
a) Pure gold: Take a cotton ball and dab some toothpaste (the non-gel kind) on it and carefully scrub the wristband and the case. Using a slightly damp cotton ball, remove the residual toothpaste. You can use a glass cleaner to polish the face.
b) Gold-plated: Gold plating can be easily corroded if you are too harsh during the cleaning process. The best way to clean it is by using mild dish soap, and some warm water.
2. Silver and stainless steel
In the case of silver and stainless steel watches, you can use the same dish soap and warm water solution. A glass cleaner can work wonders if you want them to exhibit some serious sparkle. You can use a soft brush or Q-tip to clean between the links or soak the strap (never the case!) in a bowl of the glass cleaner for around 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and other stones
Depending on the base metal, you can use any of the previously mentioned cleaning methods for your blingy timepiece. To clean the stones, no matter what they are, you can use a soft jewelry cloth. If your watch didn’t come with one, buy it from a jewelry store. Alternatively, you can also use a Q-tip soaked in glass cleaner to polish the stones.
Leather is highly absorbent which means you should take better care of your leather watches than any other material. The best practice is to clean them once every week. You can easily remove surface-level dust and residue by rubbing the strap with a jewelry cloth. For tougher grime or stains, use a slightly damp cloth or cotton ball to wipe it. Remember that using too much liquid can harm the leather.
Important: Before you begin cleaning your watches, double-check to make sure that they are water-resistant. If they are not, you want to be extra careful to not let any liquid seep into their insides.
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