I just cleaned & oiled a Junghans movement and it looks like the pads on the end of the hammers /strikes? Are hard & dry. I'm not sure of my nomenclature here. Are these pads replaceable or can they be softened?
Most pads can be replaced (use a leather boot lace) but I don't unless it is metal on metal. I can not speak to how hard they should be? I have had more luck in adjusting how the hammer strikes the gong.
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