G-Shock Watch Cleaning Overview:
- only have a reputable and professional watch care professional clean any watch that you care about, that is worth money, or that you plan to collect
- use room temperature water and mild soap and a terry cloth to clean your G-Shock that you don’t care about
- use a cotton swab to get mud and grime out of cracks and crevices in your G-Shock watch if it’s your every day watch that you plan to discard and don’t care about it and it’s not expensive
- do not put your G-Shock in the dishwasher or washing machine
- do not use harsh chemicals like paint thinner, W-40, bleach, or other chemicals to clean your watch
- repeat: only have a reputable and professional watch care professional clean any watch that you care about, that is worth money, or that you plan to collect
Notice: This is how I clean my Casio G-Shock watches. Please note that we take no responsibility for any damage done to your watch. Do not try this with any watch that you care about or that is expensive. Only have a reputable watch repair professional clean those watches.
The best way to clean your Casio G-Shock, or any watch, is to not clean it. This sounds a little weird, but every time you wipe down a watch you leave tiny micro-abrasions that can be seen under a microscope. This microscopic damage will add up over time and, some day, it will be visible as normal wear and tear. So the best way to clean it is not to clean it.
If your Casio G-Shock gets really dirty then the 2nd best way is to take it to a reputable watch repair professional. They will know how to clean it in a way that does the least amount of damage.
If you don’t care too much about your G-Shock and you plan to discard it some day and you are not a collector then the 3rd best way to clean your watch is to use room temperature water and a mild soap, like a shampoo or Ivory dish washing soap. Use a dry terry cloth, like a bath towel, to dry it off. Remember not to press to hard because each time you touch it with the towel you are leaving tiny micro-abrasions that add up over time.
If you get mud and dirt in the cracks and crevices of your G-Shock and you plan on collecting the watch or really care about it then you should take it to a watch repair professional. If you don’t care too much about the watch then you can use cotton swabs (Q-Tip) to clean it.
Do not use harsh chemicals like paint thinner, W-40, bleach, or other chemicals to clean your watch.
Do not put your G-Shock in the dishwasher or washing machine. This may permanently break or damage the watch.