Neither are second impressions – I can already see some rust.
Ouch. Lots of rust.
This is just about salvageable …
After a lot of cleaning, I start reassembly with a new mainspring.
All nice, clean and rust-free.
Top plate done.
Now it’s time for the bottom plate.
The auto-winder assembly is mounted on top.
Now it’s time for the dial and hands.
And the movement goes back into the case.
I couldn’t find an original crown, but the generic one I could get hold of doesn’t look too bad… Compare this to the “before” photo …