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I decided to try this stuff from my garage for braking grease. Let’s say it was an experiment, or maybe snowed in boredom. Anyway, bottom line is it’s too slippery to be effective in normal amounts (three dots along barrel wall). I was able to get 250 degrees amplitude with that amount but only about 24 hour power reserve. I removed the mainspring and cleaned about 80% of that amount off and then tried again. The smaller amount seems to be just right, 40+ hour power reserve and 290 deg amplitude. I did it because the make-up of this is similar to what is in actual braking grease. I’ll leave it in for now and see how the watch does long-term.


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3 hours ago, spectre6000 said:

What inspired this experiment?

Well, I recall someone once posted a photo of this stuff somewhere on here and wondered if it would work. I wondered, too. Its make-up is similar to the Kluber, I believe. The watch, by the way, is still running very well. Looks like around 40 hrs power reserve. I’ll likely take the barrel out one more time, in a month, to make sure this stuff isn’t making a mess in the barrel.

If anyone want to use this, my application recommendation is one oiler tip full spread around the entire barrel.

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