Firstly, is the stone properly degreased? No oil residue in the degreaser?
Secondly, I sometimes use the same oiler after I’ve deposited the oil to the cap jewel to “ghost” the jewel hole to help it to attract the oil.
Here's a problem I haven't encountered before ....
I'm working on a small (16mm) Omega 455 and I'm having problems oiling the balance cap jewels. The oil won't stay in a nice circle - see pic.
I've tried re-cleaning and oiling 5 times (including using epilame), but still have the problem.
There looks to be a small circle of oil at the end of the balance pivot, but the remaining oil is off to one side (both top and bottom). Is this something to worry about or is it OK?
My technique is to oil the cap jewel on the bench (1/3 - 1/2 area covered), then place the inverted chaton on top - a slight press down and the cap jewel should stick. Only it doesn't want to with this movement. Using epilame allowed me to use a big blob of oil, the cap jewel stuck, and the oil was a nice circle, but there was too much and it went down through the chaton hole.
Any ideas ?