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About oiling a watch

In oiling a watch do i need to oil every holes on the base plate of the watch

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Dumb.  you never oil an quarts watch.

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Re: about oiling a watch

Yes. All pivots need to be oiled only after cleaning.

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Clock and Pendulum not working

NEVER EVER USE GREASE in a clock!!!!! If you have the right person service any mechanical clock, they will use the correct oils for the clock. We have found that the new mechanical clocks actually run better with no oil. Do not use just any oils these kind of products are great but are not good for clocks. You do not have to oil the inside of the movement. The best way to oil a clock is to take a syringe and needle, fill the syringe with oil and on the outside of the movement you will see where the gears poke through and you put a very little oil on each hole, both front and back of the clock. That is more than enough. You are welcome to email me for more information. I fix these clocks for a living.

Jan 07, 2013 | Watches


Clock Bushing Replacement


-One of the most common stoppage problem is caused by increased friction and mostly due to lack of incorrect amount of or lack of oil. If discovered in time, the movement can be cleaned and oiled with only high quality Clock oil, then it will be good for another 5 years or so. Insufficient lubricants eventually cause wear in the pivot holes and/or bushings.
-After a pivot is worn it will change the depth of the wheels and pinions to such an extent that the power train will stop due to improper gear meshing. Wear causes a pivot hole to become egg shaped.


-One testis to completely let off the power from the power train and rock the main wheel back and forth. Then you will clearly see the pivots that have the problem jumping back and forth.

Sample one:
Sample two:
Examples of EGG Shaped pivots above.


-One rule of thumb used by many repair persons, if a bushing is worn one third or more the diameter of the pivot it needs to be replaced.
-Above is Two example of a worn pivot's [note the black gum med up oil around the pivot in photo above]. This is a dead give away of a potential problem.

centerline PIVOT

-Before disassembly, mark all bushings that need replacement in the correct geometrical direction of centerline.
-Complete disassembly of movement is required.
-Then you will need to file out the exact opposite direction with a small file, this will ensure that when you start drilling out the hole it will be centerline.
-Set-up the drill press and lock the plate on to the drill press making sure you find the centerline of the original pivot hole. Use a steel short stock the same diameter of the old pivot and chuck it in the drill press after the plate is secure, select the proper bushing that you intend to press in.

-With a small broach taper slightly the inter plate before the insertion of the bushing. Do this from the inside of the plate, this will ensure that the bushing will never fall out.
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-Select a bushing that is a bit undersized after it is pressed into place, then open the hole up to the correct diameter.
-Use the drill press to push in the new bushing from the inside plate out.
-Be sure to broach out the pivot bushing in both directions, this will leave the hole in an hour glass shape ”===)I(===” and will reduce friction.

- Counter Sinking is very important and not only needed to hold the oil in place but also to reduce the amount of actual friction on the pivot. [Note:] don't get carried away the first gears tend to have a lot of torque on them and a lot of bushing surface is needed; however, the final pivots do not and are very sensitive to friction.
-Barrel Bushings, these are often overlooked. This is an example of a bushing before and after replacement.

Hope this tip helps.


on Jan 22, 2010 | Watches

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Pocket watch,how much does it cost for a cleaning? watch is in need of good cleaning and oil,railroad watch cir 1920

mcdevito75 Here, Most Jewelers would charge Approx. $60.00--$85.00 to clean, oil and adjust your pockey watch. Check here on Fixya for one of our members who can do this service for you.

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I Have a problem with my Technomarine ABS05. There is changed a battery by someone. but the watch doesnt work. I removed the back and some oil came out. where can i find that sort of oil? How can I change...


Oil should not come out of a watch. There just isn't that much oil in a watch to have it dripping out.

Are you sure it wasn't water? I can see where moisture could have gotten inside the watch if it was not sealed properly after the battery change.

The fast mall battery change places, jewelers and mart stores do not hire people that are trained to change batteries properly. We have a love hate relationship with those places. We love them because they keep us in business with all the watches they damage. We hate that they are in the business of replacing batteries in the first place because of how many watches they damage.

If you had one of those cheap battery stores replace the battery most likely they did not reseal your watch and it got water inside. This water will cause the problems you have now with your watch.

You will need to have a qualified watchmaker repair your watch.

Hope this helps,


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Pendulum in beat but stops running after a few

CLOCK OILING TIPS * NOTE: Many Master Clock Smiths and Hobbyists used many different oils and as many different techniques.
* It is only good sense to use only the best in quality when selecting clock oils and grease. A number of fine oils are made especially for clocks. The oil used should stay in place and not evaporate easily and have no tendency to gum or get sticky as it ages. Most clock oils meet these standards. [CAUTION: Never consider using non-clock lubricants, as they tend to not really work well in clocks. Some are too light and cause unnecessary bushings wear, while others are too thick or can evaporate, over time will gum up and stop the clock prematurely.]

Oiling Procedures
-Main-springs are oiled after cleaning and before they are recoiled.
-Teeth and pinions are never oiled.
-Normally, the dial train of gears, hour wheel, minute wheel and minute wheel post are not oiled. However, oil is used between the center shaft and cannon pinion where slip friction is present in setting the hands.
-All points of friction such as train wheel pivots to bushings are oiled. Verge faces are oiled directly.
-Oil is always used sparingly and should never run all over the plates.

Hope this tip helps.


Feb 08, 2010 | Watches

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Oil all over wrist watch - can it be cleaned?

hi, if the watch is water proof witch most watches are, if it is it should tell you something on the back like wr 30m or wr 10m if it says this on the back then this is telling you that the watch is water proof up to 10metres or what ever it says if this is the case then you can put it in the sink with only slightly warm soapy water then just rub it over gently with soft cloth whilst under water.

How ever if it says water resistent then this dont mean its water proof this just means its rain proof but not made for going under water unless it says water resistent to 30m then this can be washed in the sink also if it dont say this then you cant put it in the sink you can only wipe over it with a damp cloth to remove as much oil as possible.

But if you can get it clean and its not water proof then the watch is going to have to be taken apart to clean the outer casing that is only if the oil has not got inside the watch.
Oil wont short the watch out put it can cause problems if you have any buttons on the watch so your best bet would be taking it into a watch shop and get it cleaned that way.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Jan 27, 2010 | Watches

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Runs slow by 60 seconds a day. day/date also turn a few hours late

Your watch is in need of service. Running slow is an indication the oils have dried out and are not lubricating any more. When oil dries it gets sticky like a soft glue. A mechanical watch can have the power to force the gear train to run but the constant drag on the dried out thick oils will cause it to run slow.

All watches should be serviced regularly.

The date issue is due to the hands not being installed properly. This is an issue that will be taken care of when the watch is serviced.

Hope this helps.
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My watch stop and it is not battery.

Your watch needs to be clean,so that the old oil will be taken out,and change it with a new fresh oil.Old oil can caused the machine to stop,because old oil become sticky causing machine small gear stuck up and gear shafting can't move .

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I need to know how to remove links from a Fossil watch with a metal band that has arrows pointing the opposite directions. Can you help?

That means you can take the links out either way. Take a small pin that fits in the hole and lightly tap on the pin. If you find you have problems, add a LITTLE oil in the whole, this should make it easier, though a little messy.

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