Any suggestions on how to remove unpleasant smell from the leather strap?

Estonia
March 13, 2010 7:36pm CST
Howdy, friends! I've bought myself a new clock last fall, but after wearing it for some time I've noticed that it has acquired an unpleasant smell, probably caused by sweat. I started to put a piece of tissue under the watch, so it will prevent the watch from contacting the skin, but still, some parts of the strap do contact the skin. That strap still smells bad and I don't know any means how to remove the smell without damaging the leather. I wonder if you could suggest any means for removing the bad smell from the leather strap, leaving it undamaged?
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6 responses
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
20 Mar 11
Hi. Biomechanoid. I think that you should buy some leather cleaner that will remove the smell and clean the leather strap too. The leather cleaner should have a fresh scent that will clean any bad smells that are on the strap. An citrus fragrance always seems to work.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
20 Mar 11
Oh.... I am sorry about my extra posting. I forgot that I had already responded to your discussion many months ago.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
18 Aug 10
Hi, Biomechanoid. I would try letting it air all out. And maybe using some leather cleaning solution that has a scent to it, may lessen the odor that is coming from the strap. I hope that you can get this smell out of it.
• Estonia
24 Dec 10
Sorry for a late reply! I've actually found some kind of leather cleaner, which helped me solve the problem. Thanks for your recommendations! :)
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@phoenix8606 (4978)
14 Mar 10
Hi! I think with a lot of rubbing and a liter of perfume :) Just kidding well, try also some deep boiling and maybe also put some smell grasses like mint or something else, and i think it will help!
• Estonia
14 Mar 10
Hahaha, rubbing can help remove everything, I guess! Thanks for you recommendation, just one question: are you sure that boiling won't hurt the leather?
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
14 Mar 10
I know they make leather cleaners. Maybe that would help. It definitely wouldn't hurt. You could also try asking maybe a shoe place if they have anything that they have for leather shoes. That would probably work too. Good luck!
• Estonia
14 Mar 10
Perhaps it would be wise to ask some specialists for help. There are a couple of leather goods shops around, so I'll see if I can drop by and ask for the cleaners. Thanks for help, take care!:)
• India
14 Mar 10
I think u can keep it in sunlight for some hours and it will go
• Estonia
14 Mar 10
I've heard that sunlight is good at disinfecting tissues. Thanks for recommendation!:)
@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Mar 10
Biomechanoid try moistening some baking soda and rubbing a paste of it on the band. let it dry and brush it off. the odor should now be gone as baking soda is a great deodorizer for most anything. do try it as I think it will work.
• Estonia
14 Mar 10
Oh, didn't knew that baking soda has such ability! I'll try it out, it doesn't seem complicated to do! Thanks for suggestion!:)