How to Maintain the Audemars Piguet Stainless Steel Bracelet Wristwatch

Many people mistakenly think that the steel bracelet can be used everlasting without maintenance, but this is a misunderstanding. For steel bracelet watches, in addition to dirt, it is prone to scratches and rust. Therefore, the blogger has sorted out the problems that steel straps are prone to produce. Let’s take a look at how to maintain the Audemars Piguet stainless steel bracelet wristwatch.

1. Clean Up The Dirt

The stainless steel bracelet is sturdy and reliable, and it seems to be much easier to maintain  than the leather strap, but it is not. The gap of the stainless steel strap is easy to accumulate dirt, which is not easy to clean. Long-term accumulation will not only make the band lose its original metallic luster, but breed a lot of bacteria, which will cause harm to health. When this happens, use a soft toothbrush with a little toothpaste or detergent to gently brush the strap and seams, then rinse with water, wipe with a lint-free cloth and blow the bracelet dry with a hair dryer.

2. Deal With Scratches

In the brilliant light, the stainless steel bracelet shows an attractive look. The smooth steel bracelet is the favorite of many watch fans. However, because of this proud quality, as long as there is a trace of scratch on the strap, the whole watch will be eclipsed many times. What should you do with scratches? You can go to the watch store to buy K-gold wipes (or magic cloth) to wipe them by yourself. If the scratches are not deep, you can remove them, or wait until the regular maintenance, then the maintenance master will clean them once, but if the injury is heavier, it will be handled by the master.

3. Deal With Rust

Due to the use of stainless steel, Audemars Piguet steel bracelet watches do not rust most of the time. However, due to the different types of stainless steel, some of them are stained with sweat, rain, natural water, etc., then rust spots appear. In particular, when the watch is worn on the hand, it will be affected by the sweat of the hand for a long time, and the hydrochloric acid component in the sweat reacts with the stainless steel, so the rust is more likely to occur. Therefore, you should pay attention to watch maintenance in the daily wearing process, often wipe off the dust on the case, sweat and so on. In addition, it should be avoided to wear the watch in the case of strong acid and alkali, so that the rust of the watch strap can be reduced.

If the metal strap is stained with sweat and you put it aside, it will easily cause the strap to rust. When sweating, the strap may seem clean, but it will easily ooze the metal rust on the strap and even stain the sleeves. Stained metal straps should be washed with soap. When the dirt is quite serious, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush. (Be careful not to wet the watch on non-waterproof watches.) After cleaning, to avoid moisture residue on the strap, please wipe dry it carefully with a dry cloth. Do not use light water, thinner or medicine when servicing. Also, after using the intensive waterproof watch for daily life in sea water, do not use chemicals and just wash it with water. For watches with a clockwork, the transfer part is easy to accumulate dirt, making the shaft tighter and tighter, and clean the shaft part at this time.