You all need an newbie introduction forum (unless you do and I just passed over it). Well this is my FIRST post, FIRST vintage watch, FIRST badly damaged watch, and the first lesson of many I am sure I will learn the hard way.
It's a Waltham 100 with some aftermarket expandable Speidel USA band. I took it to a reputable repair shop and after a quick inspection, they notified me that the inside was in a very bad state of disrepair. From what I can remember, they said the balance staff was broken, balance was only rotating about 90*, and was in desperate need of cleaning/oil. Not to mention he printed out a scatter plot that usually shows how fast or slow the watch might be moving and mine looked like a Lichtenstein. The movement looked free of rust to me, although the edge of the case had some green tarnish on it. The gasket looked to be in decent condition. So maybe some time down the road when this has sentimental value as being the first vintage watch I ever bought, I'll shell out the money to get it repaired.
Pics (sorry, no movement shots):
Here's to the next purchase being useable!