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  1. Nice work cleaning up that movement. Maybe that was special nano-lubricating sand... (just joking with you).
  2. Hello everyone, I'm happy to be here. I am an electronics engineer by profession -- so tiny, delicate components are nothing new to me... but working on watches provides a mental satisfaction absent from that work because with timepieces, I get the opportunity to actually SEE how the parts interact. I also find that, when I look at a movement in detail, I can't help but to think about the craftsmen and engineers who designed and built such fine and intricate machinery. Looking forward to participating more here. Ben
  3. Thank you both for your replies. I had a chance to begin stripping the movement apart and I found that I can actually gain good access to the friction pinion by disassembling the movement just a little beyond the officially-recommended degree of disassembly -- and by doing so, I'll be able to oil it directly with 9010 rather than hoping that the oil will spread to the proper area.
  4. Thank you for your suggestion, rogart63. You may be correct about the Epilame, but I'm not sure that's what they are referring to in this instance. The manual recommends stripping the movement only so far as removing the balance wheel and bridge -- then cleaning the remainder as a unit, and finally applying the oils -- so if a person follows this procedure, I can't see any reasonable way to get an even coating on the relevant part. I have attached a screencap from the service manual, showing the location where they want the "spreading oil" applied (it's marked as "A"). The impression I
  5. Hello all, I'm about to service a Timex 260 electric movement. It's running strong as-is, but I doubt that it has been cleaned or lubricated in its lifetime. I do have the service manual for the movement and for most of the oil points, the SM calls for Moebius Synt-A-Lube, without specifying a product number (I intend to use Moebius 9010), but for the friction pinion the manual calls for "spreading type oil" (Woods AAAA oil). I cannot find a cross-reference for this old Woods oil and most watch oils are, of course, specifically formulated to NOT spread... so, I'm seeking advice and su
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