Lubricant (watchmaking)

The purpose of lubricants is to limit the friction between the parts of a watch movement , they are essential to ensure the smooth operation and reliability of the watches .


The development of fats and oils used in watchmaking and their techniques of application are a field in full evolution. Like John Harrison who built his 4 marine chronometers tropical wood, self lubricating, the trend is looking for materials with the same property.


Protecting the movement against moisture and impurities by a perfectly sealed housing is necessary to keep oils and greases fluid .

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