Germ news now, with the revelation that your wrists and everything near your wrists frankly make me sick:
WATCH OUT! Stomach-churning swabs reveal your watch is eight times dirtier than a TOILET
OUR watches are up to EIGHT times dirtier than a toilet, after chemical swabs revealed what really gets stuck in our time pieces.
The new research also showed only one in four Brits have never cleaned their watches.Source: The Sun, 23rd June 2019
Stomach-churning swabs reveal your watch is up to eight times more dirty than a TOILET – and why you should sterilise it once a month
Shocking new research has revealed that watches can be up to eight times more dirty than a toilet, with a quarter of Brits never having cleaned their time piece.
Tic Watches swabbed ten different types of watches, testing for aerobic bacteria, yeast and mould to find out how much of a hotspot they are for germs.
The research found that each watch had a worrying amount of bacteria, yeast, and mould, with watches scoring an average of three times dirtier than a toilet seat.Source: Daily Mail, 23rd June 2019
Are there germs and bacteria on our watches? Almost certainly. Is that actually a concern or any kind of health risk? Almost certainly not… but it does make for a headline-grabbing pseudo-news article about watches, which is all that matters when you are a company that sells watches:
Commenting on the research, Daniel Richmond, Managing Director of Tic Watches, says: ‘Whether you wear a watch every day, or just during working hours, one thing is for certain, we don’t clean them as much as we wash our hands.
‘For those who wear a watch every day, we recommend giving it a good clean at least once a month.
‘If you think your watch is due a clean, take a look at our tips to see how to do it yourself or you can even take it to a specialist shop for a professional clean.