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cmoy  
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August 07, 2012 02:57PM
I'm going to attempt to clean my trench watch. It's basically a women's pocket watch movement. I've taken apart a few pocket watch movements in the past so I'm not too worried about breaking anything Eek! I've read in a book on repairing/cleaning old fusee pocket watches that one can use lighter fluid to clean/de-oil the plates and balance assembly. My question is can I use mineral water instead? Will mineral water damage the gilded finish on the movement? Second question, what type/brand of oil should I use? I know the book mentions about oiling but it's so confusing I am confused! Here's a pic of the movement if helps. Thanks guys!




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Questions on servicing a watch... Jpeg Attachments

cmoy449August 07, 2012 02:57PM

Update on the movement...

cmoy239August 08, 2012 03:27AM

BTW here's a pic of the dial side smile Jpeg Attachments

cmoy265August 07, 2012 05:20PM

I am confused What, are you going to buy a bottle of Pellegrino >> URL

Dave M343August 07, 2012 04:49PM

Lighter oil meaning something like a "Classical Watch oil" #OL8000 on Berel's catalog I am confused! (n/t)

cmoy229August 07, 2012 05:10PM

Oops! I guess you meant Moebius 9010. (n/t)

cmoy232August 07, 2012 06:19PM

Yes, in the Moebiusline, 9010 seems to be very popular >>

Dave M237August 08, 2012 01:43AM

GREAT! All ordered and waiting for it's arrival laughing Thanks again Dave! (n/t)

cmoy166August 08, 2012 02:56AM

Awesome! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up laughing Thanks Dave! smile I meant to say mineral spirit Laughing (n/t)

cmoy147August 07, 2012 04:55PM

The idea is that you want >>

Dave M216August 07, 2012 05:13PM

Thanks again Dave! I think I may just get some lighter fluid since I know it works. (n/t)

cmoy162August 07, 2012 05:18PM

Check out this links URL

carlopmwf205August 07, 2012 04:40PM

Thanks carlopmwf! smile (n/t)

cmoy161August 07, 2012 04:57PM



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