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Old 02-08-2018, 05:32 PM   #11
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Try some alcohol. It is odorless, and will kill bacteria in seconds, not overnight.
OK, I'll try this first. Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:02 PM   #12
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I would wash first with a strong detergent - using the stiff toothbrush - then the alcohol.
If you don't get rid of the scuz that is harbouring the bacteria it will come back too fast.
I then suggest you use those swabs every morning before putting on your watch... Plus get into the habit of NOT wearing it to bed.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:32 PM   #13
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Have you considered a non-absorbent watchband?
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:13 PM   #14
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Have you considered a non-absorbent watchband?
...or a pocket watch. They're actually making a comeback. Some of the newer ones are really nice.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:29 PM   #15
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...or a pocket watch. They're actually making a comeback. Some of the newer ones are really nice.
I have a pocket watch. It is called an iPhone.

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Old 02-08-2018, 09:39 PM   #16
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Embrace the stench...it is a part of you that makes you who you are..just don't get caught smelling your wrist in public..
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:49 PM   #17
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It may depend on the actual material from which the band is made. Some artificial fibers are really bad about taking on body odors and not releasing them. Polypropylene is notorious for it.

Back in the early 80's I bought some polypro long underwear for hiking and skiing.... bad mistake. I'm not even sure that they make clothes from the stuff any more, because once they started to smell, no amount of laundering would get rid of it. I had throw them out after just about 3 months.
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:20 AM   #18
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Embrace the stench...it is a part of you that makes you who you are..just don't get caught smelling your wrist in public..
I snorted my wine over that one.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:29 AM   #19
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I used to know a girl who was kinda freaky about smelling things. If anyone took their watch off, say, to go in a pool or wash their hands, she would sneak over and smell the band. It was so weird.

Btw, I hate those stretchy metal watch bands. They rip all of the hair off your wrist.
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Btw, I hate those stretchy metal watch bands. They rip all of the hair off your wrist.
and if not ripping the hair off they are pinching tender skin.
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