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If anybody want's proof that WD40 and an Omega Seamaster Co-Axial does not mix well then take a look below.

 

Be aware - these pictures are quite graphic...

 

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And yes, the balance spring is bent as well...

 

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I truly am not sure I will be able to revive this as the co-axial parts are restricted, but we shall see how this turns out - I am not too hopeful though.

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I take it it wasn't running then! ;)

Even though it was full of WD 40, it's the amount of crud that shocks me. I saw an photograph on the net of one in great need of service, and it although not covered in WD 40, was full of what is best described as swarf. It makes me wonder how they can get that bad, even without regular servicing.

I'm a great Omega fan, but have no desire whatsoever for a co-axial watch. :(

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WD 40 is the pain of the clock world too. It,s original name was "Water Displacement #40"  If I get one in I first remove as much as possible with white spirit & cotton buds before the ultrasonic clean.

P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

 

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WD 40 is the pain of the clock world too. It,s original name was "Water Displacement #40"  If I get one in I first remove as much as possible with white spirit & cotton buds before the ultrasonic clean.

P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

 

All the parts are nicely soaking in lighter fluid at the moment - I don't want to contaminate my expensive watch cleaning solution.

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Why oh why oh why???............luckily it didn't go through to the dail side...must have been at the hands of a precision WD 40 oiler..they used the straw!!...

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I would call it a crime against horology and whoever did the spraying should be given a severe flogging  talking to.

 

I hope you can save it Mark,  if anyone can,  you can.

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Mark that was my point I did this once without cleaning first with a clock & the cleaning solution was ruined.

Never tried lighter fluid will give it a try next time 

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Fish Oil is good cholesterol! I bet watches are allergic to the stuff! :)

 

Thanks for the XXX pics and warning! Now I know better....and saved a watch from my herd (stuck dial)!

 

Cheers,

 

Bob

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Disgusting! Filth! Really Mark you should have the decency to use black rectangles to cover up the worst parts of this! I thought my computer had been hijacked by one of those rude sites everybody keeps telling me about.

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The client should return to his last watchmaker... and beat him. Such a shame!

My bet is he would have to give himself a good kicking! :)

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It's not the worst I've seen that would be a walk in the park. But zoom people do lubricate watches with the strangest of things.

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I just received a lot of 40, yes 40 watches.  ALL of which have WD40 dripping from them....returning and giving the seller a good talking to even if they weren't the perpetrator!  And here I thought I was the first to discover this moronic fix:/  People really can be intelligent about this stuff!  I like that 3-in-1 joke, LOL;) 

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