No, I've definitely come to understand that servicing the watches myself is largely out of the question for now, and I believe I've found a reputable local watchmaker. As much as I'll be desperate to wear the Bulova, I can restrain myself enough to wait until I can afford to have it properly serviced, however much that might be. So, no real dismay here. I'm still excited about the watches.
Is dipping movements in WD40 a common/shady practice?
I've read other threads about the radium in the paint on the Fontain, but are there any other thoughts on safety measures if I do decide (increasingly unlikely) to open the case? Is even the dust from the one watch the equivalent of playing "Russian Roulette" as one other poster put it?