Oh ye of sensitive stomachs, look away now. In a story published in the Daily Mail (yeah, we know it’s dodge — but the headline was just too irresistible), your precious watch is home to a host of germs, bacteria and other assorted disgustingness.
In research (and I suspect it wasn’t peer reviewed), it was found that on average a watch was three times dirtier than a toilet seat (which I guess is some sort of industry index for uncleanliness), with watches on bracelet coming up the cleanest, and dedicated sports watches like Fitbits coming up the dirtiest, at an impressive 8XTS (eight times dirtier than a toilet seat).
The story then suggests some helpful tips on cleaning your watch, which I would take with a healthy grain of salt. But for all its sensationalism, this story does raise a genuine question — do you clean your watch?
Read the full story over at the Daily Mail. And if you think a dirty watch is a problem, you should probably also have a look at cleaning your phone …