Nice watch! I think old lubricants are gumming up the gear train. I got a few nice "defect" watches cheap from ebay that only needed some cleaning and some lube. (very tiny gears though, difficult)
To thickman808,Ah the Robot Face.
I've been looking forward to getting this ready to wear this summer.... I can do a step by step if you are at all interested in a bit if DIY....but as Joe advises, it might not be the best to start on. Perhaps search for a donar watch, you do see them on eBay, at least to know you have a contingency plan.
Thanks!I have been using this stuff The proper watchmaker has of course an array of different oils
Thanks for the advice.As said, that's a fairly classic sign of lubricants drying. hen you wear it the warmth of your wrist helps to keep them liquid but when they cool down (after you take it off) they turn more like treacle.
It's not a good idea to put new oil in without cleaning first because any particles in there (including any dried oil) will tend to form a grindig paste with the fresh oil and cause wear.
I've never had a chance to strip one of these down but it should be a pretty straightforward movement given its age and very basic functions (as far as the analogue is concerned). But it's probably not one for the complete novice because (a) quartz trains tend to be on the small side and (b) you'll need to remove all the LCD parts in order to do it properly.
eta: Great watch btw!