I have just recently gained interest in wrist and pocket watches. I have decided to purchase the basic tools so I can start trying to disassemble and assemble movements. I want to also start with basic cleanings,no ultra sonic just store bought cleaner. I guess my question is when I start taking apart the basic movement parts my jewels will be connected to these, will I be rinsing the movement parts with the jewels on them I can't imagine taking jewels out this early in the learning process. If I do clean the movement part with the jewels on them then what is a safe product to use and what is the max time to let them soak I don't want to loosen the shellac that holds the jewels. And what parts should i never put in cleaner.
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