This was my father's, who passed away 5 years ago. It's a very well travelled watch, seen 10+ years in Africa, the middle East and a few trips to the far East.
The battery cover slot has rounded off a bit and wouldn't open, but it was easy to prise off the whole back cover. There was a tiny bit of moisture inside strangely, maybe water or perhaps a small leak from the battery.
A new battery has been ordered.
Is the cover brass, or plated? On the edges it looks like a plating that's worn slightly, being silver underneath, which i guess means polishing the scratches is a no go, because it would remove more of the plating.
Any other tips on how to refurbish this a bit?
I checked eBay but didn't see any spares apart from crystals. It could do with a new bracelet. Is fitting a screen difficult?