With everyday use, a film of fingerprints dirt and collects on the watch and bracelet robbing them of their luster.
Deposits of dirt and grime accumulate between the bracelet links causing corrosion while acting as an abrasive, grinding the metal away.
Subsequently, it is vital that the watch is cleaned periodically with a mild, non gritty soap, a soft bristle brush and warm water.
Be sure the winding crown is securely screwed down before washing.
Avoid contact with perfumes, spirits, or petroleum products as these may damage seals and / or the band.
A fresh water rinse after exposure to the ocean and sea mist will also protect against build up of salt residue within the bracelet links.