So, I've cleaned the and brushed/polished the watch case and bracelet and it's looking pretty good cosmetically. Lucky the bracelet fits pretty good, it a couple of mm to tight, I don't have any extra links so I'm happy that I've only got a 7" wrist
: does the bezel just pop off these by using a watch knife? the Bezel has more play than I prefer and I would like to tighten it up if possible.
I've found a watch smith here in Germany that can service the movement, replace all the seals, re-lume the dial and polish the crystal for me, so it will be going out very soon. I did open the back and the vintage ETA 2872 Automatic movement looks pristine, so I'm certain with a full service it should be running tip-top. The keyless works is not functioning so I can't set the watch, but if I give it a few shakes, it does run.
Interesting, I had found some information about the quartz version of this watch and the owner indicated that the crown was unsigned, but mine has a Swiss Cross on the crown (hard to see in these photos, but it's there).
The crystal is in need of a really good re-polish or replacement. Would it me an abomination to have a sapphire installed if I can get one in the correct size?