Intro: How to Open and Clean Your Old Mechanical Watch
Hello, everyone !!!
Today I'm going to show you how to clean your old watch. My watch is Orientex 17 jewels, its a classic, manual winding male watch.
Follow the steps and be careful !
Step 1: Open the Watch
Use screwdriver or sharp knive to open the watch, some watches have screws or screw like cap so you have to unscrew them.
Step 2: Take Apart the Watch
Take apart the watch with hand or with a tool like screwdriver or clippers, but be careful you don't want to damage the gears or other parts of the watch.
Step 3: Clean It
Take off the protective glass by pressing it down with finger and then get piece of cloth and polish the glass and the chassis of the watch. I suggest you to use microfiber towel for better result.
Step 4: Clean the Clock-face
Clean the clock-face with cotton swab but be careful with the arrows of the watch !!!!!!!!
After you clean it and change the battery (if the watch is digital) assamble the watch and if it work like mine everything is OK but if not then go to real watchmaker !
Step 5: Assamble It
After you clean it and change the battery (if the watch is digital) assamble it and if it work like mine as shown as on the video, everything is OK. But if not then go to watchmaker so he can fix it.