Do you Grease the Crown Wheel and Castle Wheel?

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    maitai11
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    Hey Fellas,

    I saw a guy do this while he was servicing a Rolex watch. However, I wasn’t all that impressed with his technique, work environment, work flow, and…dirty fingernails.

    But I wanted to ask – has anyone ever greased the castle/crown wheel? He gooped it up really well (if you want to put it that way…)

    Best,

    Tim :)

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    randy
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    Crown Wheel AKA, ( winding pinion ) and Castle Wheel, AKA ( Clutch gear ).
    I lightly grease the teeth on the crown wheel that meet the teeth on the castle wheel.
    I do the same on the outside of the castle wheel, as it bears against/slides in the “ways”.
    I also lube the stem, so that it glides easily through the slots in both gears Tim
    Hope this helps…and that I explained it correctly !

    Randy

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    maitai11
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    Thank you Randy,

    As usual, you provide solid advice with a firm basis for your actions. Ever think of becoming a watchmaker? :):):)

    Best,

    Tim :)

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maitai11Do you Grease the Crown Wheel and Castle Wheel?