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Hello, everyone.

I've read quite a bit about 'Nano Oil.'

Has anyone tried 'Nano Oil' for lubricating a watch?

Or, has anyone got any views?

 

 

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Hadn't heard of it so I had a quick Google and it seems to be a general purpose oil in a pen type applicator?

I note there are three (at least) oil weight ratings like you'd get with motor oil, now, I don't know the weight ratings of watch oil because they don't list those like motor oils etc but I'd guess it wouldn't be ideal certainly for the high speed low torque pivots but probably OK for things like the barrel arbor?

If you want to try cheaper stuff for practise purposes on your own watches I'd suggest a light machine oil like sewing machine oil or similar for the train wheel pivots and such.

For practise oiling purposes pretty much anything will do to 'get your hand in' but for long term practical use I'd say not.

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If possible, I would suggest sticking to the known brands, since they are likely to be stable and predictable over the 5 years plus, that they are expected to work.

If you cannot get them, or you are not too concerned about the quality of the oil as the watch in question is only a practice piece, then you can use sewing machine oil, hair clipper oil, or something similar. Traditionally they even used whale oil.

Motor oil works on clocks too, but that doesn't mean I would recommend it, but I have used it when there was nothing else to hand.

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The subject of lubrication has been covered on many, many occasions on this forum. I prefer Moebius oils because they are a tried and tested lubricant. They are not cheap but a 20ml bottle will lubricate a lot of watches.

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