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January 25, 2022 2 min read

Does the leather good require special care?

It requires special care when it comes to leather because of its unique characteristics. Leather absorbs sweat and dirt from regular use and can be vulnerable to liquids. As well as exposure to direct sunlight and heat, the material can crack under other conditions.

How often you should clean your leather watch strap?

You could consider cleaning your leather watch strap at least once a month. It depends on how often you use your leather as you use it every day, the leather exposure to sweat and moisture. Especially if you wear in hot and/or humid climates, you should clean your leather strap more often to preserve your leather in good condition.

To clean your leather watchstrap, follow these steps:

1. Remove the strap 

  • Remove the strap from the watch before cleaning. It will protect your watch and make it easier to clean.

2. Wipe the leather with a dry cloth

  • Clean the strap gently with a dry cloth. By doing this, any grained dirt or debris remaining on the strap can be removed, preventing it from scratching the leather surface. The best material to use is a microfiber or polishing cloth.

3. Clean the leather with soap 

  • Next, wet your second microfiber cloth and add a small amount of some gentle soap. Lastly, wring out the microfiber cloth so it's still damp (but not too much), and there's some lather on it.
  • Gently rub the inside and outside of the leather strap with the damp cloth, using small circular motions across the leather.

4. Remove soap residue

  • After cleaning the strap, rinse the cloth under running water until all the soap is gone. Squeeze out any excess water from the cloth. Then lightly wipe the leather strap with the clean damp cloth to remove all soap residue from the strap.

5. Wait for the strap to dry 

  • Once the soap is removed, let the strap air-dry. Do not put the strap in direct sunlight or use a hairdryer to dry the strap.

6. Use leather conditioner

  • Once the strap has dried, apply a bit of leather conditioner to a clean cloth. Use the cloth to rub the leather strap gently in circular motions as it dries. We do recommend Fiebing's Golden Mink Oil Leather Preserver. It offers excellent condition to your leather and a small measure of water resistance.