Timelord Posted April 1, 2022 Report Share Posted April 1, 2022 Had an interesting encounter this afternoon at the hardware store when I bumped into a retired watchmaker. He had stopped to buy a can of acetone to clean some metal prior to priming the welds before the final coat of paint! As we discussed the old and the new, he mentioned as a passing comment that acetone is a good substitute if you are ever cleaning watch movement by hand,! I had never thought of it as most hand cleaning solutions such as lighter fuel, naphtha, white spirits and essence of Renata are commonly referred to!! I am not sure how effective acetone is in comparison to the naphtha etc. My guess would be that if it is as good, then it may be less toxic since it also occurs naturally in the human body! Anyone ever tried using acetone in cleaning watch parts and how were the results? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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