Clock and Watch Oils

June 9, 2015

Clock and Watch Oils


A wide variety of natural and synthetic oils are required to meet the varied applications in horology

 These special lubricants can be expensive:

  •  Natural oils dispensed in 20ml containers cost $685.00 per litre
  •  Synthetic oils dispensed in 2 ml containers cost $24,000.00 per litre

A clock has very slow and some faster moving parts. Different lubricants may be required for different clocks. Genuine clock oils resist becoming sticky in comparison to regular lubricants. The more refined the movement in the clock or watch, the more damage can be done with the wrong oil.