Right or wrong?? my theory on this is than a phonograph motor does in 3 minutes, what a clock does in a week or month.
this I could see, but is the spring unwinding that fast really? I doubt it would just sling oil off of it.
I found some lithium grease with teflon in a spray can. going to try that out and see what happens. also purchased a bunch of other lube products just to see how they behave. was thinking of putting some on a vertical surface and seeing how long it stays, and whether they start to get tacky, etc. I have yet to find a grease, even some expensive mobil synthetic motor grease that didn't start to separate in storage and ooze oil and "dry out"
being a traditionalist and doing things the old way is fun and interesting, but with some stuff, it just makes sense to use modern compounds. lubes of all sorts, rubber-like compounds, etc. all most all of the traditional ones have been replaced with vastly superior products that have superior wear and corrosion resistance, oxidation resistance, etc. I can't see putting vaseline and graphite on a piece of machinery, unless it would be because I really couldn't get my hands on anything else.