I picked up several old Timex watches in jewelry jars lately. They have been some really interesting 70s style watches but we're not running. This One in particular was really cool but would just tick a few times before stopping. I tried a little experiment where I soaked the movement in lighter fluid to clean it. I then replaced the lighter fluid and added in a very small drop of WD-40 with it. I then dipped the watch in it then removed it to air dry. My theory is that the lighter fluid will evaporator and put a very fine layer of WD-40 on the contact points. The crazy thing is the watch is running beautifully now and has been keeping accurate time for two weeks. Now don't get me wrong I would not do it on a nice watch but it was an interesting experiment. Here is the Watch. I would love to see if someone else could try it on an old junk Timex and see if they have the same results.
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