Tips for Cleaning Leather Watch Straps

men's watchesLuxury watches with leather straps make for stunning accessories. Whether rawhide, salmon, nubuck or napa, a leather strap instantly signifies style and distinction, boasting both a distinctive look and texture.

Indeed, it’s easy to fall in love with leather watch styles to the extent that you can’t bear to take them off. But frequent wear presents some irritating problems including a grubby strap.

Here are our top tips for cleaning watch straps:

Wipe the strap with a dry cotton or microfiber jewelry cloth. Since moisture easily builds up between skin and the strap, it’s advisable to regularly wipe the watch strap with a dry cloth. This will ensure dirt is removed before you wash the strap, thus preventing bits of dirt rubbing against the strap and damaging it.

Wash the strap with soap and water. Wipe the strap with a damp cloth. Add a little moisturizing hand soap to the strap and gently scrub the strap. Rinse the cloth, wring it out, and wipe the strap again until clean. Allow the strap to dry thoroughly.

Condition with leather conditioner. Use a quality leather conditioner to soften your strap and add sheen.

Bookmark this blog for more tips on keeping your dress watches in optimal condition.

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