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Swarovski watches are crafted with care, and they require special care to retain their magic and brilliance. 
Find out how to care for and clean your Swarovski watch in this simple guide.

Caring for your Swarovski watch

All our watches are crafted in a traditional way and are therefore very delicate. Each stone is individually set, and the metal may be coated or plated. Follow these care instructions for how to clean your Swarovski watch to keep it looking its best.

How to clean a Swarovski watch

Follow these steps to clean your watch and maintain its brilliance:


Wash and dry your hands.


Use a lint-free cloth* and gentle circular motions to carefully polish the entire watch, including the case and dial.


Use the same technique on leather straps and metal bracelets.


If possible, clean frequently to remove any dirt or other signs of daily wear. Polishing regularly can maintain your watch’s lustrous finish.

More tips for wearing and caring for your Swarovski watch

  • Please read the accompanying operation instructions manual carefully to ensure you know your watch’s characteristics, including its level of water resistance. 
  • Store your watch in its original packaging or a soft pouch to avoid scratching. This also helps to reduce exposure to sunlight, humidity, and excessive heat, which could fade color or shorten battery life.
  • Always remove your watch before applying body care products such as perfume, hairspray, soaps, and lotions. These liquids can damage the metal and reduce the lifetime of the plating or coating, as well as cause discoloration and loss of brilliance. 
  • Make sure to replace weak or dead batteries as soon as possible, as they may leak fluids that can damage the watch’s movement. To replace the battery, please entrust your watch to an authorized Swarovski retailer that sells Swarovski watches, a watchmaker, or a jeweler.
  • Put on your watch last when dressing and take it off first when undressing. We also recommend that you do not wear your Swarovski watch in bed or when exercising.

Things to avoid

  • Avoid contact with water and other fluids – especially acidic liquids, sonic cleaners, and commercial jewelry cleaners containing ammonia or alcohol. These types of liquid can damage both the plating or coating and the crystals.
  • Avoid impacts and shocks to protect the case, crystals, and movement from damage. Take care to avoid scratches and chips if wearing your watch together with bracelets on the same wrist.
  • Avoid magnetic fields, which can affect the timekeeping performance of a mechanical watch. Computers, smartphones, and even handbags can contain magnets.

Replacement straps

Swarovski watches are intended to be worn and enjoyed every day. With such regular wear, you may want to replace your watch strap on occasion. Replacement straps are available to purchase online and can also be ordered from most authorized Swarovski retailers.

Straps can be changed without tools or professional assistance:



Gently pull the spring clip and lift the strap out.


Place one end of the new strap into the slot.


Gently pull the spring clip once again and insert the other end into the remaining slot.


Release the spring clip until it clicks. Check by carefully pulling the strap to make sure it is attached properly.

Water Resistance
handwashing, rain, water splashes
pool swimming, showering, bathing
Scuba diving, not deep sea
3 ATM / 30 M
5 ATM / 50 M
Information on water resistance can be found on the back of the watch case


If you need any further advice about cleaning Swarovski jewelry, please contact us or visit your local retailer.
*A lint-free cloth is a special type of cleaning cloth that does not release any fluff. You can purchase these cloths online, in hardware stores, or in some supermarkets.

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