Colder weather is heading our way which means winter colds and flu season are just around the bend and of course, COVID. Previously, we took a look at how long does COVID live on your wrist. However, today, so you’re fully covered and protected, we’re here to help you properly clean your watch - whether it's a Rolex, Tudor, Panerai or any other mechanical watch you own. But wait! We’re going to go one step further, and show you how to best care for not only your bracelet, but your Everest rubber watch band and your Everest leather watch band as well.
First things first, it’s time to gather up your supplies. We recommend using a soft bristle toothbrush, mild dish soap (like Dawn or Palmolive), a soft towel and an Everest cleaning cloth.
A little about the Everest cleaning cloth: In creating and developing the Everest cleaning cloth, we sampled multiple material make ups to determine the best ratio of different materials to create an optimized cleaning cloth in removing dust particles. Additionally, it's a larger designed watch cleaning cloth (30cm x 30cm), so you can really cover the surface area of your timepiece. And, since it doubles as a pocket square, this is super handy for any quick wipe down to rid your watch at any given moment for an easy #wristcheck.
There are multiple solutions like Wrist Check that you can use in place of dish soap, but we don’t recommend that product for our leather watch bands. We do not suggest you try to clean it with any type of leather cleaning product. It is Italian vegetable tanned calf leather and is designed to patina over time, so embrace it and allow it to tell your wrist story with its uniqueness.
Now, you can use a small bowl of warm water or you can choose to use your running faucet. If you would like to remove the bracelet or rubber watch band to clean it more thoroughly, you should do so at this time, but you can also leave them on. If your watch is on a leather or nylon watch band, remove it at this time. You do not want to get the leather wet.
As with cleaning your hands properly, first submerge your watch to get it completely wet. Then, add a dollop of soap to your toothbrush. Now, gently scrub your watch face rotating it in all directions. Then, move onto the bracelet or Everest rubber watch band. Once you’ve covered all the surface areas, rinse and dry your watch and bracelet or watch strap. Finish it off with a nice buff from the Everest cleaning cloth. And, it's sparkly clean. But, how do you keep it clean?
Everest offers both leather and suede watch pouches with a soft interior that will prevent dust from getting to your watch, but it will also clean it off as you slide it in and out of the pouch. And, the Everest watch strap pouch we send with all orders is the perfect storage solution for your Everest watch band or watch bracelet. But, if you want to upgrade this year to what all the cool cats are using, learn more about our Everest Watch Portfolio here. It's your all in one solution to store your watches, watch bands, and tools. And, the interior material is the same material used with our watch pouches.
Below, to really make sure we’ve got you covered, is a step by step video tutorial from our YouTube Page to really become an expert at cleaning your watch.
And finally, if you don’t showcase those sparkly beauties yet, make sure you purchase an Everest watch roll to complete your collection. Of course, we are always suggesting you swap out your watch bracelet for an Everest watch band to preserve it from knicks and dings. Everest offers Swiss-Made watch bands for Rolex, Tudor and Panerai. Not sure which one to go for or looking to spread some cheer? Check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide.