I'm a brand new member, though I've learned a lot here over the past couple of years lurking and reading. Sorry for the abrupt first post without any introduction, but I started a shower a few hours ago and realized after about a minute that I was wearing a vintage Wittnauer, but by then it was too late. It seemed the watch was fine at first as it kept running, but sure enough it stopped after about an hour and now it won't run unless I move it. So, water and potentially soap have definitely gotten inside.
Unfortunately for this circumstance, the watch has a closed back and there is no way I can open it up. First of all, I don't have one, and second I am not a DIYer in any event. If it has an openable back, I would give that a shot, but alas it's the Longines case that's a single piece.
I just called two places, and both are closed until Monday, and I don't really know who else to call. So I guess my questions is, what is the likelihood that the parts will rust by Monday morning? I'll definitely want to have this repaired unless it's crazy expensive, and I gather it shouldn't be so long as nothing rusts. (It's a recent Christmas present from my wife and otherwise in beautiful condition.)
Any thing I can do in the meantime short of opening it up?
Thanks in advance, and I hope to get to participate more cheerfully in the near future.