I use purpose made watch cleaning fluids and rinse fluids. I find these to be the most effective. In any case I find properly disassembly and cleaning of the 3rd and escape shock assemblies to be an indispensable step. In my experience Japanese movements are especially sensitive to proper cleaning and lubrication so you'll want to get every nook and crany. I do achieve around 300 amplitude with these but only after very meticulous cleaning and precise oiling.
I thought that would probably be the case. I’m just disappointed the jewelling tool and the staking tool are so expensive. If I buy a watch and it needs a jewell replaced, I’m buggered. Until I know I can actually repair watches, spending £300- £500 on tools is a hell of an investment for me. Enthusiasm only goes so far doesn’t it? I mean I used to be an enthusiastic footballer before my back injury, but I was never good enough to play in the premier league!!!
Not sure what to do about this .....
I also found a 1919 elgin 16s pocket watch not working. going to look to make sure it's complete before I start on it. Gonna wait on the Waltham since I need more experience on jewel replacement and balance staff replacement.