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Old 26 May 2020, 11:31 AM   #61
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Always just used water and Johnsonís baby shampoo...never needed a brush.
Thatís what Iíve been using!
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Old 26 May 2020, 04:42 PM   #62
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Now the threads are starting " Is my Rolex dishwasher safe"
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Old 26 May 2020, 04:47 PM   #63
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I see a lot of recommendations for dish soap as opposed to hand soap. Any reason why this is better?
Hand soap, dish soap, and body wash that have lotions in them will leave a film. Dawn without the lotions will rinse clean.
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Old 27 May 2020, 12:20 AM   #64
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Dish soap and an occasional ultra sonic cleaning of the bracelet for reaching all the cavities the toothbrush cannot reach.
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Old 27 May 2020, 02:36 AM   #65
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Like I’ve said before.....a quick lick of the crystal, wipe with tee shirt....good to go.
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Old 27 May 2020, 05:02 AM   #66
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Dish soap and an occasional ultra sonic cleaning of the bracelet for reaching all the cavities the toothbrush cannot reach.
Yeah, also occasionally use the ultra sonic cleaner - particularly with my older 16013 DJ with the hollow bracelet. The ultrasound would clean in the links and "vibrate" the dirt right out!.
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Old 27 May 2020, 09:07 AM   #67
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In the shower with a red cup filled with Dawn dish soap. Dip in and out and wipe with your fingers. Rinse off under the shower and dry off with a microfiber towel.
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Old 27 May 2020, 09:47 AM   #68
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Yeah, also occasionally use the ultra sonic cleaner - particularly with my older 16013 DJ with the hollow bracelet. The ultrasound would clean in the links and "vibrate" the dirt right out!.
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Old 30 May 2020, 11:39 AM   #69
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I dry with compressed air from a duster can. Works great to get the water and any remaining dirt out between the links.
Washing with just your hands and dish soap seems to be the best. Your fingers are course enough to remove any normal dirt. Dish soap cuts the body oils which is the main source of dirt build up.
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Old 30 May 2020, 12:51 PM   #70
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Yeah, also occasionally use the ultra sonic cleaner - particularly with my older 16013 DJ with the hollow bracelet. The ultrasound would clean in the links and "vibrate" the dirt right out!.
This is good, but only for the bracelet, don't put the whole watch in there!
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Old 30 May 2020, 01:04 PM   #71
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You absolutely need a brush. You can scrub at 18K PCLs ALL DAY and nylon bristles won't scratch them. I read recently on here that they will. They do not. Providing there are no abrasives to drag around. Rinse first.
You need a brush to clean the lugs right up to the bezel. And in between those links. These are areas that soapy hands don't reach.
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Old 31 May 2020, 06:24 AM   #72
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You absolutely need a brush. You can scrub at 18K PCLs ALL DAY and nylon bristles won't scratch them. I read recently on here that they will. They do not. Providing there are no abrasives to drag around. Rinse first.
You need a brush to clean the lugs right up to the bezel. And in between those links. These are areas that soapy hands don't reach.

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