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  1. @yankeedog - lets just say I have seen few episodes
  2. Hi All I know some of the viewers reading this post will cringe when they read this but, keep in mind that I am working on <$10US watches from thrift stores that do not run now. So... a watch that will run for 6 ~12 months before needing to be cleaned again is just fine at time. As stated, I am a noob at watch repair/cleaning. I have read a few places about watch cleaning solutions (L&R, etc.) that I should use. The problem is, I am on a budget and I want to spend the right money at the right time. By that I mean I am spending my money on basic tools (screw drivers, etc.) and not $40EU/$50US per liter for watch cleaner and the same again on watch rinse. With that being said, I am seeking help - What chemicals can I get locally (Walmart, Target, Home Depot, etc.) that will work for cleaning watch parts? Can I use Isopropyl 70% Alcohol? Can I use peroxide 3%? Can I use Easy-Off oven cleaner? Can I use paint thinner? Can I use concentrated Ammonia (via dilution ratio)? Can I use CLR - Calcium, Lime, Rust remover (US based product)? Can I use lighter fluid? Can I use carburetor clearer - what type? Is there something else that will work that don't know about? Also I found a simple ultrasonic jewelry cleaner for $7 (which I think will be useful) Thanks
  3. Hi All Hello from Texas (Austin). I decided to join after the forums after watching Mark's videos and catching the watch restoration bug. I have been working on a few thrift store finds Timex, Seiko, & Bulova. Hoping to learn from you guys - Thanks
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