Hello Omegoids! The prognosis from my watchmaker was fatal. Wholesale flooding in the mid 60's Seamster cosmic 166022 I bought on eBay (which required tool 105 to open so I bought movement unseen for a very low price) means that it's way too expensive to clean, repair, and replace everything piece by piece. (600 euros and up he tells me..wow!) So I've bought a cal 565 from a watchmaker in Belgium who assures me its in very good working nick. ..(another risk I know but I'm still under budget..just) Am I now officially creating a Frankenwatch? I have every intention of retaining it ,wearing it , and enjoying it. How much will the value of the watch drop if I should sell it on with this new movement installed. Case , dial, (crosshairs) and band are all still original and charmingly untouched and unpolished. Naturally I'd like to keep the watch in its 60's condition as original as possible. I don't even know when cal 565's started and finished. I'd like to think it was still a piece of its era...Am I adding to a Frankenwatch plague or doing good bringing a dead watch back to life?