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    Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    Hey all. I tried to find this topic in past posts...but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. If you wear your watches (modern watches...obviously) swimming, how do you clean them afterward? Do you use a different method to clean them after a swimming pool, as opposed to ocean swimming? I have just been giving them a soak in clean/filtered water, running the bezel a bit under water to clean any salt or residue from under the bezel. Anyway, your comments are most appreciated...

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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    I just have a shower with them on, easy :)

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    Looks like you're doing it right!


    Quote Originally Posted by Chasovnik View Post
    Hey all. I tried to find this topic in past posts...but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. If you wear your watches (modern watches...obviously) swimming, how do you clean them afterward? Do you use a different method to clean them after a swimming pool, as opposed to ocean swimming? I have just been giving them a soak in clean/filtered water, running the bezel a bit under water to clean any salt or residue from under the bezel. Anyway, your comments are most appreciated...
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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    The rare times I wear mine swimming, I rise off with warm water and microfiber towel dry.
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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    Yes, there is not much more to it than what you've mentioned yourself. I do wonder why anyone would want to swim with his watch strapped on, either in open water or a pool. I really don't see what purpose this serves. Same for showering with your watch. Do you really need to check time while taking a swim or a shower? To me this is just taking a risk with your watch for no purpose. But enlighten me if I am wrong.

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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    As a part of the fresh water rinse process I will turn the bezel several times all the way around under a gentle flow of water to flush out any further salt or sand that might get trapped. After the rinse I pat the watch dry and let it sit for a while to completely dry before attempting to unscrew the crown.
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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    I never wear mine swimming--I just don't need to know what time it is every second of every day--there are times when it is nice not to be wearing a watch, and swimming is certainly one of those times.

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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    I have a few dive watches I actually dive with. My seiko skx has been 30-100 feet down many times I just rinse it real good with fresh water and spin the bezel and it’s good to go

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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    Quote Originally Posted by J_NL View Post
    Yes, there is not much more to it than what you've mentioned yourself. I do wonder why anyone would want to swim with his watch strapped on, either in open water or a pool. I really don't see what purpose this serves. Same for showering with your watch. Do you really need to check time while taking a swim or a shower? To me this is just taking a risk with your watch for no purpose. But enlighten me if I am wrong.

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    Because I need to know when to get the kids out of the pool so we're not late for dinner/ can check out of the hotel on time. Also so I can time how long it's been since the kids have had an application of sunscreen.

    Chasovnik, as others have said, you're doing it right. I rinse mine under the tap and turn the bezel a few times, especially after swimming in a lake or the ocean.
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    Re: Cleaning your watches after swimming...

    It's easier to just not jump in a pool / the sea with your watch on unless you actually need one while actually diving.

    If 99% of all dive watches were only rated for splash protection, hardly anyone would notice. That said, distilled water, tissues to soak up excess water, soft MF cloth to finish.

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