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Watch band perfume

Take away the horrible smell
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I like to wear my watch with a leather band. But because I wear it all the time it gets wet with water, sweat and beer. After a few weeks the smell is horrible.

So last week I had a little annoying pain in my wrist, probably from sleeping in a wrong position. I sprayed my wrist with a mild anelgesic spray that had a penetrating minty smell. My wrist got better and my watch band still smells sort of fresh but is in need of another spray. Hence the idea.

A perfume in a variety of smells specifically designed to get rid of watch band odour. To be sold at the jewelry store.

zeno, Nov 02 2009


pocmloc, Nov 02 2009

       Disposable watch bands in different scents - change them every few days.
normzone, Nov 02 2009

       The 20th and 21sth centuries will be remembered as the decades in which we invented new odours even quicker than we invented the means to treat them. Body odour, breath odour, foot odour, stale-carpet odour, bathroom odour, paint odour,watch-strap odour, lawnmower odour, microwave odour, book odour....
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 02 2009

       saddle soap
prufrax, Nov 03 2009

       I do exactly this, using drops of essential oil - Mandarin is a good one, Amber, Bergamot, or Sandalwood - or all four - take your pick, there's plenty of options. I get mine through Amazon, from a company called Tisserand.   

       Sounds like what you've got is more of a problem working in an environment where you're liable to pick up less than pleasant smells (water and sweat I can handle, beer must get rank after a few days) That's the real problem, and no amount of masking smell is going to cover it up - perhaps first you need to kill off all the excited stinky bacteria in your watch-strap - a quick boil might do the trick, short of a new strap - or maybe just a couple of cycles in the washing machine - or maybe just a bit of soapy attention in the bath. After that, perfume ahoy, and say goodbye to (unpleasantly) smelly watchstraps.
zen_tom, Nov 03 2009

       I drop my watch in Milton solution, but this probably won't do a leather strap a lot of good (mine's stainless steel).
coprocephalous, Nov 03 2009

       You heard it here, folks - [zen_tom] can't handle beer.
egbert, Nov 04 2009

       Well then I'll take responsibility for his bar tab this week.
normzone, Nov 04 2009

       Oi - hold on a minute!   

       I never said I couldn't handle beer, just old, gone off beer that had been pooling in the leather band of someone's watchstrap.   

       There are more delectable ways of serving such stuff.
zen_tom, Nov 04 2009

       Yep, tried the essential oil thing. Wasn't strong enough.
zeno, Nov 05 2009

       Did you soak the entire strap overnight every night in pure undiluted essential oil?
pocmloc, Nov 05 2009

       first off, thanksalot for giving me something else to worry about.   

       but if you want to fumigate the strap, just find some of that pink liquid commercial soap, rub it in and soak overnight.
FlyingToaster, Nov 05 2009

       // soak overnight //   

       <Robert Duvall>   

       "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning ......"   

       </Robert Duvall>
8th of 7, Nov 05 2009

       Exploding wristband - for the terrorist with an inferiority complex.
egbert, Nov 05 2009

blissmiss, Nov 05 2009

       I have a great idea: you should gradually wean yourself off of sniffing your watch strap. It might be difficult, the withdrawal symptoms might be severe, but you will feel like a new person once you succeed. And you'll save a fortune in saddle soap, pink detergent and essential oils!
pocmloc, Nov 06 2009

       Ah but you should give it a try, [UB]. One little sniff can't do any harm, now....
pocmloc, Nov 08 2009

       The first stage to recovery is to admit you have a problem.
pocmloc, Nov 08 2009


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