Can this be a DIY job that doesn't require disassembling the bracelet? Also, what kind of grease do you use (I know for watch movements at least servicing one movement requires a multitude of different types of oil).
In answer to question.....My watch guy sold me a number 2 can of elbow grease... That's all you need. And yes it is DIY.Can this be a DIY job that doesn't require disassembling the bracelet? Also, what kind of grease do you use (I know for watch movements at least servicing one movement requires a multitude of different types of oil).
Look, they are not meant to be lubed. Oils attract, and hold, dirt (check that bike chain -, that's why many-ok me at least- are now using non-oil lubes for their bikes btw) also most have some odor and who wants that mess on your arm or cuff? My bracelets just don't move that much to make noise.Guys, quit teasing...
Poomkusa, you shouldn't need to lube it, but a dab of machine oil or 3-in-1 wouldn't kill it, either.
I've wondered about bracelet lube since I noticed my watch's bracelet being a bit noisier after I wore it into the shower. It was dead silent before.
You should see discussions on bike forums about how to lube bicycle chains...
(btw, for any non-native English speakers out there, "elbow grease" isn't a lubricant)
It shouldn't be necessary to lube your bracelet pins. That said, the metal used in the pins will many times be sourced differently than the actual bracelet parts and I've seen then deteriorate to a much greater degree than the actual bracelet. Especially maddening on some vintage Omega bracelets I have where the connecting hardware wasn't much better than pot metal and mere body oils and salts caused them to thoroughly corrode.Like what most of the other guys said. You don't actually need to lubricate metal unless it's making contact with other bits of metal.
It's not like leather. It won't dry out.
You'll also be left with nasty lube all over the band if you try to wear it. I'd recommend a metal impregnating lubricant.
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Militec is probably your best bet. I used it quite a bit on firearms, and because it works like a dry lube, you don't have to worry about getting the messy lube everywhere. You apply it to the metal and then heat up the metal with a hair dryer or oven. As the pores in the metal expand, the militec is absorbed. You can then wipe off the excess oil.
The band will feel dry to the touch, but it will still have quite a bit of lube on it.