The Best Way to Clean a Stainless Steel Watch

Stainless steel watches are an attractive timepiece worn by men and women. The steel is crisp, slightly reflective and elegant when maintained properly. When your watch is left uncared for, the stainless steel finish becomes dull and dingy, quickly making the watch embarrassing to wear instead of proudly on display for all to see. Clean the stainless steel watch with a few products you probably have on hand in the home already.

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Clean your stainless steel watch with common household products.

Step 1

Mix 1 tsp. warm water and 1 tsp. olive oil or baby oil in a small dish.

Step 2

Saturate the tip of a cleaning cloth with the mixture, and wring out excess moisture.

Step 3

Wipe the damp cloth over the entire watch, including the watch face.

Step 4

Dip a cotton swab into the cleaning solution, and pinch out excess cleaning solution. Wipe the cotton swab over watch links and into small crevices.

Step 5

Clean around screws and tiny crevices with a toothpick.

Step 6

Drizzle the edge of a cleaning rag with baby oil or olive oil, and wring out excess oil. Wipe the oil over all of the stainless steel, staying away from the watch face. The oil will restore shine to the watch.

Step 7

Let oil sit for 30 minutes, and wipe the watch thoroughly with a clean cloth, again staying away from the watch face as you want no oil residue there.