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    Ultrasonic cleaners

    Does anyone use an ultrasonic cleaner to their watches looking nice?
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    Re: Ultrasonic cleaners

    No, only for bracelets.
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    Re: Ultrasonic cleaners

    all of the opticians I've been to in Hong Kong use them for cleaning the specs of seemingly anyone who pops in and asks them to...


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    Re: Ultrasonic cleaners

    I use one in the lab all the time. Only my bracelets go in.

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    My old quartz Seiko was ultrasonic bath cleaned regularly for years in a beaker with diluted labware cleaner. Never had a problem with it. New Longines is still looking clean. However, I did wonder if the ultrasonic waves can harm the automatic watches.

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    Re: Ultrasonic cleaners

    i did use an US cleaner on my wife's Rolex a few times w/o any problems.

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    Re: Ultrasonic cleaners

    can't remember where but some guy cleaned his quartz in one and it killed the battery.
    watch was fine but he needed a new battery.


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    Re: Ultrasonic cleaners

    Only parts of the movement when servicing it...not sure what would happen if you throw the whole watch in there or if it's even advisable to do so. I wouldn't do it.

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    Re: Ultrasonic cleaners

    In an ultrasonic cleaner, the surface of all parts wetted by the cleaning liquid will be excited. No liquid, no cleaning. The ultrasonic energy that propogates through the liquid to act on the surface of the parts does not propogate through air.

    Unless there is liquid inside your watch, should be fine to clean the whole thing as long as the watch is appropriately water resistant.

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    Re: Ultrasonic cleaners

    Hmmm, Might have to try this one. I've used them in cleaning jewelry but never occurred to me that they could be used for cleaning watches.

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