Cleaning the Link bracelet

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  1. jaymc macrumors regular

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    Other than using the cleaning cloth provided, any suggestions for the best way to clean the interior of the Link bracelet? Sonic cleaning at a jeweler recommended? How you cleaning your link?

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    Squirt some Windex on it and let it sit for a few minutes and wash it with warm water and a soft toothbrush. My Rolex would sit in a glass full of ammonia while I showered as suggested by the Rolex dealer.
     
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    Where does one buy "Worm Water"?

    Or do you just milk an obliging worm?
     
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    That black goo is a build-up of dead skin cells, sweat, skin oil, and hair. Same thing happens with my Omega Seamster, and every other SS link band I've ever owned.

    I would not use a sonic jewelry cleaner because you don't know how the sonic vibrations are going to affect the electronics of the Apple Watch. Instead, make a soap solution from a few drops of dish soap diluted in a coffee cup of water, dip the bracelet in it, and scrub the bracelet with a soft toothbrush. Rinse under water, and repeat until the black goo is gone.
     
  6. zetaplus93 macrumors regular

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    A sonic cleaner should be fine for the bracelet since there's no electronics in it. Just take it off the watch head and pop it in.
     
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    You know the band can be detached from the Watch, right?
     
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    It is what you had for breakfast. :p
     
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    Wiping it with a damp cloth will not remove the human crud that accumilates by wearing it everyday. You will need to use some type of solvent to dissolve the debris and oils to remove them.
     
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    I have used a "Sudsy Ammonia" product for my metal watch bands for many years. It is a combination of ammonia and detergent. I dip a soft toothbrush in it and gently brush all the nooks and crannies of the band, then rinse. You will be amazed at how much gunk comes off!
     
  13. JoLong macrumors newbie

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    With a sonic cleaner, would it damage those rubber spacers and the magnet on the adapter ends of the bracelet? I use one for my Omega bracelets but it's meant for them. I haven't dared to try it on the AW bracelet yet...
     

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