Thanks for the advice, Folks, and also the warning about the pallet jewels. I knew that but it never hurts to be reminded. This is not really a crisis. I'm sure everything would be fine with no further cleaning beyond what I've done already. I was just thinking as long as I have it apart if I could spruce it up a little more, why not. As always, I appreciate your input. Loren
Hi When doing serious jobs with the liability of pinging parts it has been advocated doing it in a large plastic bag to limit the pingability of the parts. If the said parts ping they are still encapsulated in the bag and easier to locate. This applies to click springs as well that always look for an escape route.
Hi as mentioned by Old Hippy a photo would be advisable so as to asses the level of contamination. as to dissolving varnish, metheylated spirit is what cabinet makers use but be aware that "varnish" as used by cabinet makers is the same product as used to cement in Jewels in the older watches and is still used on some modern watches. As Vinn has mentioned don't wash the jewels out of their settings