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    Smells from fabric straps

    I currently do not own any watch with a fabric strap. I do like the looks of them but in the past I had cheaper timex watches with what I believed to have nylon straps and they all smelled after a bit of wear and from washing my hands. Im talking about watches from 10 plus years ago. Do the newer nylon straps get a smell to them?

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    Smells from fabric straps

    Quote Originally Posted by crash525 View Post
    I currently do not own any watch with a fabric strap. I do like the looks of them but in the past I had cheaper timex watches with what I believed to have nylon straps and they all smelled after a bit of wear and from washing my hands. Im talking about watches from 10 plus years ago. Do the newer nylon straps get a smell to them?
    Well, sure, if you get them dirty and don't rinse/wash them. Have you ever worn underpants five days in a row and then given a sniff?

    Nylon straps are the easiest to care for, simply rinse them in warm water regularly and set out to air dry. Wash with a little mild castile soap (Dr. Bronner's is a good brand) and rinse thoroughly for dirt and sweat buildup. You can even toss them in a sock bag in the cold water clothes laundry and wash that way.

    All of this is easy. Wiping down a leather or SS strap or bracelet with a damp towel is also a good idea.


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    Re: Smells from fabric straps

    Quote Originally Posted by Chromejob View Post
    Well, sure, if you get them dirty and don't rinse/wash them. Have you ever worn underpants five days in a row and then given a sniff?


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    Cant say that i have. Lol. I just wonder. I had washed my old straps but they just smelled no matter what. Ill have to give one a try. Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Smells from fabric straps

    This sounds snide, but it's not meant that way: try soap. I find a really light basic soap (Dr. Bronner's) works great. Diluted shampoo, too (nice smell). Dishwashing soaps are a bit strong.


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