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How does one keep leather straps clean?

I imagine leather wouldn't quite take too kindly to cleaning materials and fluid would ruin leather surely.

Any ideas guys? There are a few strap lovers around here I believe.


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Seriously.......I do not own any; but, I have to imagine a leather cleaner would work depending on the type of material. I have heard of everything from baking soda to saddle soap to high tech cleaners (no solvents!); but, not owning one, I can not say for sure.

Does Omega have any recommendations?
 

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Thanks Mr SLife

Glad you've migrated safely over here.

Trouble with straps is that invariably they absorb fluids and will stain and while perspiration will evaporate, deposits will be left on the material. SUre ain't a perfect world :001_rolleyes:


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It's indeed rather difficult to keep a leather strap ''clean''

If you are only focused on Omega made straps it could be a expensive hobby.
I got myself a couple of Hirsch or Hoders straps, they can be had for about $30,- and if the get ''dirty'' ,throw them away and get yourself another pair.
But up untill now I have never thrown away some straps.

BTW did you take a close look on your bracelet?
Do you really think it stays clean between the links?
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True pal but at least one can clean a bracelet.... to a reasonable extent. I suppose anyone going leather should be expecting the pros and cons of ownership.


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I think you should just buy a new one should it get too dirty. Straps are cheap enough if you go aftermarket.
Some of the prices I have seen for a strip of leather, which in most cases is just a by product of the meat industry, are totally blown out of proportion and make my eyes water.
 

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I think you should just buy a new one should it get too dirty. Straps are cheap enough if you go aftermarket.
Some of the prices I have seen for a strip of leather, which in most cases is just a by product of the meat industry, are totally blown out of proportion and make my eyes water.

Well Fergie until you said it, I had never thought it that way..... at least not when you consider OEM prices !!!


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:) I only have a couple of straps, one being an old lizard of some type from an old fossil and after years of use and then sitting for a long time it was pretty nasty and stiff.
I took some leather conditioner and cleaner (in one) for shoes and tried it out. it made it look nearly like new, well much better anyway. if I let the process dry well, you'd never know it was treated. I like restoring old to new.
I don't like giving up on anything......:thumbup1:

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Mr. Houston: I re-read the thread, and have been thinking........have you considered a luxury car dealer to get some advice? Ferraris, Corvettes, Cadillacs, etc., all have leather in them, and no doubt they sell leather cleaner in the attached auto parts store. Perhaps something like this? http://www.ecklers.com/product.asp?p...44&dept_id=126

You could test it on the inside first to see if it will work. Just an idea.
 

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Well Mr Time

I fear that I may end up spending " essential watch money " on a car..... ;)

As Fergie and Mr Terry Diver suggested above, I don't see why not but what about the underside of the strap which will have soaked up perspiration for instance. Would material used for cleaning and restoring shiny leather in cars and on furniture do the trick too?

Still worth experimenting on a $30 Hirsch I suppose. Just gimme your phone numbers and addresses if the strap comes apart and my Speedy splashes down!!! :w00t:

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