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Hello everyone, 

Caught a vintage watch collectors bug and decided on expanding my skills with basic watch servicing. Bough some cheap basic tools and non working Jaquet-Droz from 60's with AS 1767 movement and now off to find out what oils to get and where they go ( I think this is most confusing part for me so far ).  

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Hi, for a rough guide as to what oils to use where, have a look at the Moebius chart here:

https://blog.esslinger.com/moebius-oil-charts/

The blue ones are the newer synthetic types, which are longer lasting. The sizes ''' are in "lignes" which are roughly 2.25mm or 1/11th inch.

 

I'd suggest you start with 9010 (the lightest grade), 9104 (the synt-hp, heavier oil) and 9504 grease (for keyless works etc).

You can use general silicone grease for rubber cased seals etc.

(The "Wristwatch Revival" videos on youtube are pretty good at showing how and where to apply lubrication, to get started).

 

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23 hours ago, Shumway said:

Hello everyone, 

Caught a vintage watch collectors bug and decided on expanding my skills with basic watch servicing. Bough some cheap basic tools and non working Jaquet-Droz from 60's with AS 1767 movement and now off to find out what oils to get and where they go ( I think this is most confusing part for me so far ).  

Hi and welcome.

You've got the bug as well, welcome to the club!

If you need any help with what lubricant goes where, DM me. I teach this subject so might be able to help.

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