There are 3 common watch case dies: titanium, stainless steel, and alloy. And Wholesale Stainless Steel Watches is the most popular, but will a stainless steel rust? If so, how to remove it?
Why does the stainless steel watch rust?
A stainless steel watch can rust. Stainless steel is stainless because it has a layer of oxide covering it. This layer can oxidize if there is a lack of oxygen, so make sure your watch is exposed to air when you are not wearing it. Salt and perspiration can also rust your watches.
Over time, the polished look of a stainless steel watch can begin to lose its shine. The slight openings between the links of metal bracelets also allow dust and dirt to settle, which can lead to wear or even corrosion. Even with water-resistant designs, stainless steel watches can be vulnerable to rust from frequent swimming, exposure to salt water, or even frequent perspiration.
How to remove rust from watches?
You should maintain your watches even if it is made of stainless steel.
Start by wiping down the watch with a soft cloth to remove any initial layers of dirt, dust, or grime. You can use a paper towel for this, but a chamois or microfiber cloth is recommended. In a pinch, a clean dish towel or the hem of a t-shirt will work fine, but it probably won't remove as much dirt as a finer, softer cloth.
Use a clean, damp toothbrush to get into the corners of the stainless steel case or bracelet. Be aware of the amount of pressure you apply, as a heavy hand can cause unwanted scratches.
Use a hair dryer on low heat to quickly dry the watch case. Spray glass cleaner on a soft cloth and wipe down the watch face, case and bracelet to refresh the shine.
Cleaning won't make a difference to your wristwatch if you don't store them properly. Many watches have been destroyed by mold, mildew, and corrosion because they were stored in a dark, damp box or storage cabinet for years before their value was realized.
Use a watch box for long-term storage and avoid high temperature heat, cold and humidity, which will corrode your watch or break it. Take good care of your watch now and it will be treasured forever.