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  1. 22mm Panatime Brown Deep Oil Chameleon Leather Strap - $22

    Watches - Straps & Bracelets
    $22. (Retail $50). Very lightly worn. 22mm. 125mm x 85mm.
  2. daily crown winding of manual wind watches

    Public Forum
    Is it detrimental to the watch's health? I have a manual wind right now, and even when I don't use it, I just keep winding it every 2 days or so to keep it going. I somehow didn't like the idea that my watch will "stop" - Not only concerning the oil on the parts, but also the effort it takes to...
  3. Used oil that was too thick

    Watchmaking
    Hi everyone. I am a noob in the mechanical watch world. I found a vintage watch with a Swiss Avia movement. I wanted to give it some help with some oil. Not doing my research, I used household 3-in-1 oil. This is too thick and it bogged down the balance and escapement. Is there any way to clean...
  4. Moebius Oil Splits

    Watches - Books, Parts, Tools, Winders
    I am offering the following oils for hobbyists to share. I purchased these from Otto Frei and will never use them all. I am dividing everything up into 8 shares and am keeping two shares for myself. That means 6 kits will be available. Here is what the kit will contain: D5 - 1ml -...
  5. Should a new watch smell like engine grease oil?

    Public Forum
    First post from a new watch owner! Yesterday I got a ~€ 400 sub homage from a European manufacturer in the mail. The watch looks stunning, but smells quite strongly of engine grease oil. This smell transfers to my hands and bothers me at night. Is this normal? I would expect Swiss watches to...
  6. Hydro Oil conversion - Help me prepare

    Casio G-Shock
    OK, obviously I read all the relevant threads but I still want to prepare well before I possibly wreck a brand new G. :) I'm planning on doing the conversion with an incoming GW-9010 Mudman. The thing I wonder about most is how to fill it with the oil. Of course, it has to be heated. But then...
  7. Hydro Oil conversion

    Articles & Tutorials
    OK, obviously I read all the relevant threads but I still want to prepare well before I possibly wreck a brand new G. :) I'm planning on doing the conversion with an incoming GW-9010 Mudman. The thing I wonder about most is how to fill it with the oil. Of course, it has to be heated. But then...
  8. SOLD: Sinn UX - Near Mint, new oil and battery

    Watches - Private Sellers and Sponsors
    For sale is a near mint UX. It went to Germany in July 08 for a new battery and oil change, so service should not be an issue for at least 6-7 years. Watch is in great shape, with only the slightest of wear detectable on the bracelet. The watch overall looks like new and the AR is perfect...
  9. To movement experts...

    Dive watches
    I'm fascinated by the extreme divers that use Silicone oil on the inside. I undestand that they are all Quartz, and I understand why there are no automatics- the oil viscosity stops them from winding- but what about hand winding watches? Why can't there be one? I know tipically dive watches...
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