New leather products tend to be stiff when you first buy them, due in part to the way they are manufactured. This can be irritating, and the leather only tends to become a bit more comfortable as you use it. The leather band on a wristwatch is no exception to this issue. There are a few easy things you can do to speed up the process of softening your watch's leather wristband.
Grasp the band on one side of the watch and curve it back and forth firmly, but not hard enough to cause damage.
Repeat this curving motion with the other side of the band. Your goal is to train the bands to naturally arc inward, the way they would fit around your wrist.
Place a small glob of neatsfoot oil, about half the size of a dime, on an old clean rag, and rub it on the top and bottom of both leather bands. Place the watch in a well-ventilated place to dry for an hour before you wear it.
Wear the watch as frequently as possible. The more the leather on your watch is exposed to rain, humidity and your perspiration, the more it will soften.
How to Get Rid of Smell on Leather ...
How to Clean White Leather Watches
How do I Clean a Tag Heuer Stainless ...
How to Shrink Leather Shoes
How to Clean a Smelly Watch Band for a ...
How to Change the Battery in a Seiko ...
How to Remove a Stuhrling Watch Band
Instructions for the Tissot PRC200
How to Clean Diamond Watches With ...
How to Replace the Battery in a Movado
Getting Dirt Stains Out of Gray Leather ...
How to Clean a Polyurethane Watch
How to Replace a Swiss Army Wrist Watch ...
How to Replace a Sweatband on a Cowboy ...
How to Glue a Leather Shoe Strap
How to Clean a Mineral-Glass Watch Face
Fixing a Boot's Heel
How to Change a Band on a Stauer Watch
How to Cut a Rubber Watch Band
How to Stretch a Leather Jacket
Michael Mroz has more than five years of experience as a writer. He worked as a reporter for Bidclerk.com, a staff writer for "El Periodico Lo Nuestro" (a bilingual newspaper), and several other establishments. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Northern Illinois University.