Your introduction to the essential oils and greases used in watchmaking, shedding light on their importance and application. Fundamental lubrication principles, the common types of oils and greases, and how they are employed in various watch movement components.
Why Make Your Own Mainspring Oiling Tweezers Oiling a mainspring requires a special type of watchmakers tweezers. Whilst you are able to purchase this tool, they are certainly not cheap and can come with quite a hefty price tag. Mainspring…
If you have ever wondered about the intricate world of horology and how oils and greases play a role in watchmaking, you’ve come to the right place. As any mechanical watch enthusiast or aspiring watchmaker knows, lubrication is a critical aspect…
Seiko Watch Oiling Points
Lubrication plays an extremely important role in maintaining watch precision and smoothness, in preventing parts wear, and in supporting the watches waterproof function. See our Seiko Watch Oiling Points guides.
Watchmaking Oils FAQ
Watchmakers use special oils and greases that are designed for lubricating mechanical watches. These oils and greases have different properties and viscosities that suit different parts and functions of a watch. Some examples of watchmaking oils are Moebius, Kluber, and Epilame.
Yes, you need to oil a watch regularly to ensure its optimal performance and longevity. Oiling a watch reduces friction, wear, and tear on the moving parts of a watch. It also prevents rust, corrosion, and dust from damaging the watch. Oiling a watch should be done by a professional watchmaker who has the right tools and skills.