Best Way to Clean Link Band?

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macrumors 65816
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Anyone know what’s the best way to clean the link band? Like cleaning all the nooks and crannies.

Does Apple have some sort of recommended way?
 

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macrumors 68040
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If it was me, I’d soak in warm, soapy water before using an old toothbrush to clean out the nooks and crannies.
Another option might be a jewellery cleaner bath - available from Amazon.
 
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macrumors Nehalem
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If it was me, I’d soak in warm, soapy water before using an old toothbrush to clean out the nooks and crannies.
I would not soak the link band. I would use a soft bristle brush, a warm microfiber dampened cloth and a toothpick if needed for the hard-to-reach areas. Then thoroughly dry with lint free cloth.

This is similar to what Apple recommends to clean the link band:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204522

"For all other bands, buckles, and closures:

  1. Wipe the band clean with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. If necessary, lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water.
  2. Dry the band with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth before you attach it to your Apple Watch."
 

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It’s made from 316L stainless steel alloy so some warm, soapy water won’t do any harm at all. It’s how I clean mine.
Probably ok for the ss version.


Just not sure about the sb version.
I wonder how the adjustable links are made inside as a sonic cleaner would be nice, but not sure how the vibrations could affect the internals if the band and the sb coating.