This post unpacks the top five watch cleaning kits for your timepiece. We’ll look at the results of the leading names in watch care, giving you everything you need to decide on the right maintenance kit for your timepiece.
1. Maison Des Montres
If you’re looking for a clean watch that sparkles like new, we recommend the Maison Des Montres Professional Watch Cleaning Kit. This package offers you the premier jewellery cleaning kit for your luxury timepiece.
Trusted by top watches and jewellery brands like Cartier, Bvlgari and Rolex, The Maison Des Montres Watch Cleaning Kit is a high-quality product deserving of your timepiece. Manufactured in France and distributed through the UAE, this kit is the premium choice for cleaning any watch.
The presentation is fantastic. You get delivery in a high quality and chic box, with the kit including the cleaning solution, nano-bristle brush, microfiber cloth, and a welcome card with details for cleaning. Scan the QR code on the card, and you’ll get access to an instructional video for caring for your timepiece with the Maison Des Montres Professional Watch Cleaning Kit.
You get a specially formulated cleaning solution providing a gentle cleaning action on precious metals, stainless steel, carbon fibre, and ceramic while stripping away any build-up and residue on the watch. Work the solution into the timepiece using the scratch-free nano-bristle cleaning brush.
Rinse the watch under the tap and wipe it to perfection with the microfibre cleaning cloth. This kit is a must-have for any watch owner looking to maintain their timepiece in pristine condition. It’s the top choice in this review and offers outstanding value at under $70. They are currently offering free shipping within the UAE; and worldswide shipping available too.
2. Max Wilsdorf ChronoPen Premium Watch Detailer
If you’re looking for something simple for your watch care routine, we recommend going with the ChronoPen detailer from Max Wilsdorf. This watch cleaner eliminates any need for cleaning wipes and polishing clothes. You get an all-in-one system designed for easy and effective cleaning of your timepiece.
Depress the dispenser button on the side of the cleaner. The solution bleeds through the non-scratch bristles at the head of the cleaning brush for easy application. Scrub down your timepiece and polish it to perfection with minimal effort required. This kit has no cleaning wipes, no polishing cloth, and no mess to worry about. You get everything you need to detail your watch in one package.
This Swiss-made watch cleaning pen comes with a non-corrosive cleaning solution suitable for use on precious metals, stainless steel, carbon fibre, and ceramic. The ChronoPen isn’t a good choice for leather straps, but it’s ideal for getting into the links on your steel bracelet.
The only drawback with the ChronoPen is its lack of polishing cloth and the relatively high price tag for what you get in return. While the ChronoPen provides great results, we feel the performance doesn’t justify the price tag. Our concern with the ChronoPen is also the chances of hitting the watch with the pen itself, which could leave unwanted marks on the timepiece.
3. Perpetual Detail
If you’re looking for a mid-range watch cleaning kit offering decent results for your timepiece, we recommend the Perpetual Detail system. This kit comes in a box featuring a cleanser, detailer, and microfibre cloth to care for your luxury watch.
The cleanser is effective and safe on precious metals, stainless steel, ceramic, and carbon fibre. You get a powerful cleaning action that won’t strip away any anti-glare coating on the face or damage the bezel.
Spray your timepiece with the cleanser and give it a minute to strip away the dirt. There’s no need to rinse it off. Just follow up with the detailer fluid. Polish your timepiece to perfection using the microfibre cloth, and you’re ready to go.
You get a streak-free finish to your watch, with the ultrasonic cleaner removing all traces of grime and dirt from the links and around the bezel. There’s no need for brushing or rinsing, making this kit ideal for a travel maintenance system for your watch.
You don’t get the same cleaning performance and experience as the Maison Des Montres Watch Cleaning Kit, but it’s a great system to keep tucked away in your hand luggage or in the car for a quick touch-up when you’re on your way to a meeting. It’s well priced at under $40, giving you everything you need in a basic kit.
4. Watch it Shine
The Watch It Shine cleaning kit is another fantastic option for caring for your timepiece. You’ll find the “Clean” and “Restore” cleaning fluids alongside the polishing cloth and cleaning toothbrush. This set also includes a leather cleaner for straps.
It’s a similar cleaning system to the Maison Des Montres Watch Cleaning Kit. Spray the watch down with the foaming cleanser and use the brush to work the dirt and grime out of the bezel, strap, and clasp. Rinse the watch off and finish your maintenance with the Restore spray, working it into the timepiece with the included microfibre cloth.
We prefer the nano-bristle cleaning brush with the Maison Des Montres Watch Cleaning Kit. You get better leverage for cleaning the watch and strap and guaranteed non-scratch results.
While the cleaning toothbrush included with the Watch It Shine is adequate, we find it’s not quite as effective as the nano-bristle model in the Maison Des Montres Kit. At under $50, it’s a reasonable price for such a comprehensive cleaning kit and worth considering for your timepiece.
5. Blitz 20680 Watch Care Kit
If you’re looking for a simple, no-frills watch cleaning kit for your timepiece, the Blitz 20680 Watch Care Kit offers you great value for money at under $20. However, you get what you pay for, and this minimalist jewellery cleaner kit includes the cleanser and a microfibre cloth.
There’s no cleaning brush included, making it challenging to remove deep dirt and tarnish from the watch. However, if you’re looking for a travel maintenance kit for your timepiece, it is a compact and affordable choice to take with you on your travels.