Cleaning an Overseas

First post and glad to have joined this community. I've recently purchased my first VC Overseas and I like it so much that I'm obsessively wanting to keep it clean and spotless (I tend to do that with all my watches). However, the OS has that brushed metal on the case that loves to attract smudge marks and debris likes to trap itself under the bezel. Do any OS owners have a technique for regularly cleaning this area on the case?
 
I've just cleaned it and taken a quick photo in the knowledge it won't last like that long, and upfront there are still some smudge patterns visible.

Cleaning an Overseas
Hello Avus, welcome to THL!
02/13/2012 - 08:39
You've got a beautiful looking OS! I have an old, all SS, OS Chronograph with a polished bezel, and brushed case.  When I feel it needs a cleaning, I gently use a soft fiber toothbrush and some mild soap, to remove the dirt from the corners and nooks - of which the "porthole" bezel has so many.  wink Over time, and if you wear the OS as a daily watch (which it is wonderfully suited for IMHO), it will get dirty and dinged a little bit.  When it comes time for service, you can think about whether you want VC to give it a light polish.  I would only trust VC to do any polishing of the OS case due to it's complexity and combination of brushed and polished surfaces. Since I weart them as my daily watches...I don't have them polished everytime they are in for service - because I know I will scratch it up a little bit anyway when it is back on my wrist.  I probably will ask for a light polish every other service - which for me is after 10 years (I know...most people don't even keep their watches that long, smiley ) OR if I plan on selling it. Best Regards, Dan
I do not have any Overseas but wellcome to HL(nt)
02/13/2012 - 10:42
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what??? you haven't gotten the perpetual calendar yet, Lin? (nt)
02/13/2012 - 22:51
cool
Re: Cleaning an Overseas
02/14/2012 - 05:45
I know how you feel avus, I'm faced with this persistent problem myself with the VCs. I ordered a watch cleaning kit from veraet, and it has done a decent job of keeping the overseas fairly clean. I am however, like yourself, unable to do much with the smudge marks under the bezel. Here's the 47040 after some cleaning.
Re: Re: Cleaning an Overseas
02/17/2012 - 01:10
I'm going to order one of those kits just to give it a go, but if you're having the same trouble with the smudge marks... I may still have to find a solution. The OS is part of the collection of watches I rotate on a daily basis, seldom wearing one sole watch for more than 2 days, so I tend to have them all looking as pristine as I can. Does anybody have any other ideas??
Avus and Malcom welcome to the Lounge:-) a Q tip can also be used to
02/20/2012 - 10:57
clean the nooks in the bezzel!