So in an extreme moment of weakness last night, I bid on and won an auction for a beat to hell H558-5000. I know nothing of its condition other than what I can see in the pictures. Obviously not working, but for the $100 I paid, it might be worth a shot at restoring. I know I can get the aluminum shroud off eBay, new bezel insert from Harold, and Borel has all the gaskets, hands, crystal and other small parts, but obviously that will only go so far. I'm going to assume that the movement is beyond repair, but hope that it just needs a good cleaning and a new battery. :D
I'm hoping that even if the movement is beyond repair, I could sell the refurbished case or keep it as a spare and buy another working Arnie. What do ya think?