Ultrasonic cleaner

Got this battery operated ultrasonic cleaner from AliExpress for US$3.60 shipped and it鈥檚 a godsend!

Used it to clean my vintage watch bracelets. 40/50 years of gunk removed in 30 minutes (3 x 10min sessions) with a quick scrub with a toothbrush in clean water between each session. It鈥檚 small and fits one bracelet at a time.

Remember only to use this on the bracelets and not put your whole watch in!

I've got a much larger one, picture will be later I'm on another device

Here it is, I own a lot of jewelry too. This size fits my prescription safety glasses

I do put my watches in there, cold water and very little cleaner... Make sure the crown 馃憫 is screwed in tight twice and read the back case or dial for water resistance. Cheers 馃

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Remember only to use this on the bracelets and not put your whole watch in!

Absolutely.

I recommend this for anybody who is getting a rash from a bracelet. Yes, it could be sensitivity to the nickel in stainless steel, but it could also just be gunk.

The gunk might not even be from you. I once broke out after putting on an aftermarket bracelet for a Seiko. Cleaning the bracelet and wearing watches on rubber straps for a few days solved my problem.

Do you have before and after pics of the bracelet?

I didn鈥檛 take photos. The bracelet looked pretty clean from a distance, but you could see the gunk where the edges met and it made my wrist feel a little itchy. I should have taken pics of the gunk that came out. 馃槄

DH_NYC

Do you have before and after pics of the bracelet?

I have cleaned watch cases in the ultrasonic along with straps, here鈥檚 a few photos of before and after gunk removal on a throwaway that I rescued!

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As a general don鈥檛 put your complete working watches/ movements in there!

Top tip 馃憦 thanks for sharing 馃憤

I wish you had before and after pics 馃槩. Dang that super cheep. Great pick up. Glad it all worked out well.

Mr.Santana

I wish you had before and after pics 馃槩. Dang that super cheep. Great pick up. Glad it all worked out well.

I鈥檒l do it for the next bracelet I clean. I have one more that potentially has some gunk. 馃槀

Sounds like a bargain 馃憤

Yonder

Sounds like a bargain 馃憤

It is! And it鈥檚 a nice tiny size!