How to Clean Diamond Watches With Toothpaste

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Dirt stains or scratches on watches are common, especially if you use your watch on a daily basis. While some people might ignore them, you might also tire of looking at them. If you don't have a local jeweller available, there is still a way to safely remove impurities yourself -- simply look into your medicine cabinet. Toothpaste is a proven household remedy, when used properly, that can cut through dirt and oil on stainless steel watches without damaging the diamonds.

Cleaning Your Watch

Step 1

Protect your hands by slipping on the latex gloves. Lay your watch on a well-lit, flat surface. Squeeze a pea-sized amount of toothpaste onto a polishing cloth for surface scratches, or a pea-sized amount of toothpaste onto a fiberglass brush for deep scratches.

Step 2

Using the jeweler's cloth, rub the toothpaste onto scratches or stains working in circular motions. Gently work the paste into hard-to-reach areas, such as between bracelet links and around diamonds.

Step 3

Wipe off as much toothpaste residue as possible. If your watch is water resistant, run it briefly under water. If not, then wipe away excess toothpaste with a soft, damp cloth. Blot your watch dry with the polishing cloth. Avoid using paper towels, as they can scratch your watch.

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