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Old 3 September 2023, 04:24 AM   #1
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How do you clean GS dress pieces without adding new scratches on high polished area?

I’ve been owning a Cherry Blossom for a year and a half. I regularly cleaned it with WristClean spray, rinsed with distilled water and dried with microfiber clothes. The watch still looks brand new with no micro scratches on zaratsu parts.
Now I’m about to pull a trigger on a dress piece (SBGK007G). The watch is on leather straps with mostly zaratsu polished case. So rinsing with water is out of a question. So do you have any recommendations on how to clean the watch without adding micro scratches on the case? I heard people use lens cleaner wipes on old vintage dress watches, but I’m not sure if those can safely remove debris without scratching the case. I have a 20 years old JLC Reverso that was recently serviced and had case refinished. I wiped the watch after each wear with dampened Selvyt cloth and micro scratches appeared in no time.
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Old 6 September 2023, 02:29 AM   #2
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I have a GS dress watch: SBGY029.

It is a oily finger smudge magnet, but a sparkly beauty when wiped clean. So far scratch free. I use spectacle lens cleaner spray and a spectacle lens microfibre cloth. And I use Tamiya pointed cotton buds to get into any small gaps. It is on the stock calf skin strap. I obviously don't let the lens cleaner soak into that and wipe it off immediately.
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I have a GS dress watch: SBGY029.

It is a oily finger smudge magnet, but a sparkly beauty when wiped clean. So far scratch free. I use spectacle lens cleaner spray and a spectacle lens microfibre cloth. And I use Tamiya pointed cotton buds to get into any small gaps. It is on the stock calf skin strap. I obviously don't let the lens cleaner soak into that and wipe it off immediately.
Thank you for your reply. I just got myself Zeiss lens cleaner spray and their microfiber cloth. Now I just have to get the watch!
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Old 19 September 2023, 03:36 AM   #4
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Warm soapy water. A bar of soap, not liquid soap. A cotton swab if you want to avoid getting the leather wet. Micro fibre cloth to dry.

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Old 19 September 2023, 03:05 PM   #5
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Warm soapy water. A bar of soap, not liquid soap. A cotton swab if you want to avoid getting the leather wet. Micro fibre cloth to dry.

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Why not liquid soap?
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