Can anyone please tell me what the 4 (or 3) most common lubricants are in watch servicing? And solvents?
Lover of watches since my first Texas Instruments digital watch I received on my 7th birthday in the 70's as a present. A Seiko 7002 in the 90's kickstarted my obsession. With the increase of watch re...
There are several youtube videos on this topic. Id suggest looking into the channel called "chronoglide". He is a very experienced watchmaker. He shows cheap and expensive methods to clean/oil movements. He also explains what solvents you need/can use. And on which places you SHOULDNT use said solvents..
I'm building my oil catalog and already have (all moebius): 8000, 8200, 9000, 9010, 9014, 9020 and D-5.
Check oils/greases descriptions at Moebius website (https://www.moebius-lubricants.ch/en).
I also would strongly recommend these videos:
Complete Beginner Watchmaking Tool Buying Guide - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tl7xNPvmyM
Watch Lubrication - A Purchasing Guide for the Hobbyist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Ube3ISeB4
About solvents/cleaning as a hobbyist I usually go with Benzine (I heard that also could be naphtha or lighter fluid) and mainly for rinse isopropyl alcohol (IPA).