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    Cleaning AW?

    Just curious as to thoughts regarding cleaning the AW. My main band right now is the Sport, which I'm assuming can just be washed off. But what about the back of the case?

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    Re: Cleaning AW?

    I rinse mine off in the shower. Tim Cook himself was telling some store staff before the 2015 release that he showers with his, too.
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    I clean it under a faucet then dry with a towel followed by a microfiber cloth. Comes out like new.


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    Re: Cleaning AW?

    Yup, I wash my watch head and straps under the water and wipe it clean with a towel. No issues with water from a faucet if that's what you're concerned with.

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    Re: Cleaning AW?

    I'm reluctant to get the watch it's self wet so I just use a hot breath and microfibre cloth. The sports strap gets cleaned regularly with soap and water.

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    Re: Cleaning AW?

    From the horse's mouth:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204522
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204639

    From the second link:
    Check for debris and wipe down your Apple Watch

    If the Digital Crown gets stuck or won’t move, it might be because of dirt or debris. If you find substances like dust or lotion around the Digital Crown, follow these steps to clean, and repeat as needed:
    Turn off your Apple Watch and remove it from the charger.
    If you have a leather band, remove it from your Apple Watch.
    Hold the Digital Crown under lightly running, warm, fresh water from a faucet for 10 to 15 seconds. Soaps and other cleaning products shouldn't be used.
    Continuously turn and press the Digital Crown as water runs over the small gap between the crown and the housing.
    Dry your Apple Watch with a non-abrasive, lint-free cleaning cloth.
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    Cleaning AW?

    "Soaps and other cleaning products should not be used," probably means that Apple doesn't want people to use chemicals which might attack the seals and adhesives holding the watch together.

    You know how this works in the real world. Tell John Q. Public he can use soap, and he'll mix a blend of Lava bar soap, kerosene, and Goo-Gone.
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    Re: Cleaning AW?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    "Soaps and other cleaning products should not be used," probably means that Apple doesn't want people to use chemicals which might attack the seals and adhesives holding the watch together.

    You know how this works in the real world. Tell John Q. Public he can use soap, and he'll mix a blend of Lava bar soap, kerosene, and Goo-Gone.
    What's wrong with Lava Bar, Kerosene, and Goo-Gone? Works like a charm, especially with a paint scraper.

    Seriously though warm water and a towel does wonders.


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    I always just wipe it off with a damp bath towel.


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