Oil?

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Oil?

Postby matlobi » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:15 am

I think I am going to start cleaning and lubricating my Timexes.

What oil would you fine folks recommend? Dino based? Synthetic? Cooking? (Just kidding on that last one!)
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Re: Oil?

Postby Tony » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:04 am

I have actually cleaned out movements where someone tried to use olive oil. The cleaning liquid turned a light green with a distinct aroma from it. Once cleaned out the movement ran for 2 - 3 years before I put it away in storage.

Synthetic is what I use. You will also need watch grease to lube the set lever area and the stem tube. You will not believe what a difference this makes with those Electrics! It is also good to dab on the case back gasket, and around elapsed time rings.

remember to use very little.....

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Re: Oil?

Postby matlobi » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:37 am

Would something like this be ok? https://www.ebay.com/itm/110952004646
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Re: Oil?

Postby Mel » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:11 am

Like Tony I use a synthetic, but make sure all the old stuff is cleaned out before lubing. :!:

Any reasonable synthetic should be OK, whilst I haven't used the specific one you refer in your post, it looks right enough! :)

The worst is when you open a watch and smell the WD40 :evil: :twisted: :cry:
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Re: Oil?

Postby timexicain » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:35 pm

Mel wrote:.....The worst is when you open a watch and smell the WD40 :evil: :twisted: :cry:


Right,...I have already seen this kind of liquid in a watch. especially in pocket watches. There were so many that I even had to change the dial. A chance I had spare lolllll
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