I picked up this iconic example a while ago and have just gotten around to doing something with it. First look (Click on pics for higher resolution view). So after cleaning around the bezel and caseback, a strip down and movement removed. Condition report: Case: Heavily marked and covered in welding spatter but original finish just visible. Crystal: Looks like the surface of the moon, heavy weld spatter. Bezel: Not too bad, will be cleaned and retained. Crown/Pushers: In good condition but sticking badly. Bracelet: Original STL Stelux bracelet, not too stretched, covered in weld spatter, gunk and scratches. Dial: Reasonable condition original with faded inner bezel. Movement: Good to very good condition, no corrosion and appears untouched. Concentrating on the case for the first part, here's what I have to start with. Starting at the crown side and going clockwise. So now it's a test of my skills to see if I can bring the case back to acceptable condition without making it even worse. More to follow.