This is the basket case that I bought from Ramon's deep sea treasure chest...
He advertised it as WILL NOT RUN and disclosed all the other stuff you can see.
Well; as with many of the treasures I've gotten from Ramon; this one was actually running when I opened his package!
Sure it was running a bit slow but it was working properly. A complete service brought the movement back to a good state with a decent swing to the balance and running a bit fast(no doubt from the cleaned parts and fresh oil). A little bit of trial and error regulating and it is now running within +10 seconds per day. I'm sure it can be dialed in tighter but I don't have a timing machine and I'm not that anal about accuracy anyway.
Since I got it and apart from the service, I have replaced the crystal retaining ring(the original was cracked) and I stuck an AM 6309-7040 dial on it so I could wear it.
There is a 'new' bezel insert coming and an AM -7290 dial. With these; I will also install a 'new' crystal.
The AM dial will receive a bit of 'aging' so it doesn't look so glaringly green and the hands will get a nice clean up and reluming.
Until then, this is what it looks like...
This whole project was inspired by Poseidon-Jim who tried to get me into a 6309-7290 a couple of times...but for one reason or another just never happened until now