The purpose of this paper is to understand how a capillary viscometer is able to measure the viscosity of a fluid, which equals time required to empty a given volume of liquid through an orifice. A fluid analysis was done on a capillary viscometer in order to derive equations to theoretically describe the viscometer. In addition, physical experiments were undertaken in order to correlate empirical data with theoretical models. Various fluids were tested and their corresponding times were recorded. Time readings were taken at two separate temperatures of 25oC and 100oC. The kinematic viscosity of a fluid is measured in Saybolt Universal Seconds (SUS), which is related to the kinematic viscosity of the tested fluid.