Shower with link bracelet?

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  1. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    anyone with a link bracelet shower with it? Has the band been effected?
     
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    Isn't the link bracelet brushed Stainless Steel? If so, how would a shower do anything to it?
     
  3. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I've showered with the space black link bracelet. No issues.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You can even get yourself drenched in sweat before showering with it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Still posting that I see.
     
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    A picture is worth a thousand words.
     
  7. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Huh?
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Huh, what? The point is sweat is much more corrosive/damaging than just water and soap so what's showering going to do to the link bracelet? It's stainless steel.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    OP you are OK shower with your SS :apple:Watch so consider what Apple says.

    "Crafted from the same 316L stainless steel alloy as the case...."

    So why would you think the bracelet would be "effected" when it is the same material as the :apple:Watch case?
    Understatement:D
     
  10. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If only I looked this good looking working out
     
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    The guy looks like he is firing up a cigarette !!!
     
  12. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's how models workout
     
  13. superliu macrumors member

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    I am sorry but who paid $450 for a band!? That's so expensive!
     
  14. rhyme macrumors regular

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    I have a Milanese not link band, but I do shower with it sometimes, and I do have a slightly discoloured (slightly darker) stripe along the inside of the band. Washing with soap and water does not help.
     
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    Shower with it all the time. I shower with my other watches also. Best way to clean them.
     
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    Anyone have spare link pieces for the 42mm? Got my band from ebay but the seller couldn't be bothered to send all the pieces!
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I'd return it or make the seller send the rest of the link pieces. I read they go for a pretty penny on eBay (a member reported $50 per link piece!, but not sure if it's actually that high).
     
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    File an eBay claim against him. You didn't get what you paid for.
     
  19. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was able to get one brand new for $300, so I pulled the trigger. I agree that $450 is a crazy asking price
     
  20. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

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    I shower with it all the time and the only effect I see is a clean band.
     
  21. Newtons Apple, Aug 14, 2015
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    It is NOT the best way to clean them.

    If that were so you might as well wear your underwear and socks while you shower too.:p
     
  22. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How else would you clean off stainless steel?
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Wash it under the sink faucet. You don't need to resort to showering with it in order to clean it.
     
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    While I am showering my Rolex sits in a glass full of Windex or ammonia. Pull it out after your shower and give it a light brush with a toothbrush, rinse in warm water and it is good for another week. Been doing this for 15 years as recommended by my Rolex dealer!

    I know that can not be done with the AW but wearing in the shower to clean it is stupid. If you want to wash it put it under the faucet with some mild soap and soft toothbrush.. Soap that is meant to clean a humans is not particularly a good choice for cleaning your watch.

    This is all just common sense which I know will infuriate some here, just watch how they reply to this!:p

    If you want to shower with your watch, that is fine, no harm done. But it is not the best way to clean it.;)
     
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Agreed on the soap, but I wouldn't use a soft toothbrush as it's abrasive enough to scratch SS.
     

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