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My father recently asked if I would service his wrist watch which he bought from the NAAFI at RAF Akrtiri in Cyprus during his national service days. The watch came to me as ticking, but the oil on the keyless works had gummed up like tar, making it almost impossible to wind without fear of doing some damage. Anyway, here are a few before and after photos.

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Bravo1.gif  , How did you clean the dial? startle.gif  

 

Hello Nucejoe. I discovered through trial and error with old scrap watches that a laundry product branded as ‘shout’ in the UK works very well as a dial cleaner. I spray on and leave about a minute for the surfactant to do its work. There is no requirement to agitate the surface. After the minute, straight into a bowl of lukewarm water to dissolve the surfactant, then another bowl of warm water to ensure no trace is left. I then absorb excess water and and dry in a stream of warm air. Of course it cannot work magic and restore any damage but at least all the oil is removed. Unfortunately the lume dots are still dull and don’t work, but that’s another skill I need to learn

 

 

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Your father's watch? What an honor.

Thanks. To be honest I actually bought a spare eta 2390 to practice with first.... didn’t want to make any mistakes with this one


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1 hour ago, Deggsie said:

Hello Nucejoe. I discovered through trial and error with old scrap watches that a laundry product branded as ‘shout’ in the UK works very well as a dial cleaner. I spray on and leave about a minute for the surfactant to do its work. There is no requirement to agitate the surface. After the minute, straight into a bowl of lukewarm water to dissolve the surfactant, then another bowl of warm water to ensure no trace is left. I then absorb excess water and and dry in a stream of warm air. Of course it cannot work magic and restore any damage but at least all the oil is removed. Unfortunately the lume dots are still dull and don’t work, but that’s another skill I need to learn emoji6.png

 

 

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Thank you  @Deggsie , good thing I asked, I was contemplating on oil of olay.:lol:.

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1 hour ago, yankeedog said:

Oil of Ol'lady . common misspelling.

Reminds me of the probably apocryphal story of the little old lady who when in to the hardware shop looking for some VD40 for her cat flap. 

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Reminds me of the probably apocryphal story of the little old lady who when in to the hardware shop looking for some VD40 for her cat flap. 

Oh my goodness! lol


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