Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tips for Keeping Your Stainless Steel Watches Clean

When looking for a good watch to purchase for yourself or as a gift you should look for watches made from stainless steel because stainless steel is scratch resistant and durable. If properly taken care of, a stainless steel watch should last you for several years.

Many men and women love watches as a fashion accessory and collect watches in various colors, shapes and sizes. To protect your watch collection, invest in a good watch box for safe keeping and to keep your watches clean and ready to be worn at any time.

You will want to take the time to clean your watches properly on a regular basis. One important tip is that you should never use water to clean them. For light cleaning you can use a soft cotton cloth or jeweler's cloth to remove light dirt and debris. If you have dirt and grime in the crevices of your watch band or around the face you can use a child's soft bristled toothbrush but use it dry...not wet.

If your watch face has fingerprints, cosmetics or perfume on it that you need to remove you can use a slight damp cotton cloth to remove the residue. Glass cleaner is not recommended as it can run into tiny openings and ruin the inside of your watch mechanisms.

If your watch is not water resistant and you accidentally get your watch wet it is extremely important to dry it off immediately with a cotton towel. If the inside gets wet you can try removing the watch face or back plate and letting the inside air dry before assembling it again.

Watches are great for bringing a new fashion statement into your style so keep them clean and in good working order so you can wear them over and over. A good stainless steel watch should last you many years if properly cleaned and stored after use.

by Jasmine Yesak, Contributing Editor at, online retailer of quality jewelry boxes, jewelry organizers and watch boxes. Jasmine is a Jewelry Enthusiast and Organization Consultant, she writes about Jewelry Care and Jewelry Storage Tips.

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