Background: I know absolutely nothing about how to fix watches. I purchased this Hanowa Swiss Military movement ISA 2330 for $32 on ebay in 2016. I forgot I had it until my other daily watch broke (also Hanowa). After taking it to a watch repair shop to get the battery replaced, we discovered that the second-hand kept sticking. The watch store clerk thought it was the battery, but even after replacing a new one the second hand continued to stick. He recommended doing a "total overhaul". Because I didn't pay very much, I figured it would be a good first project to fix on my own. At first I thought about taking it apart to fix it but trashed that idea when discovering the movement itself is only $16! I guess I expected the movement to be more pricey since a new watch replacement is close to $200. Apologies in advance for those who will shriek at my questions.
So here is what I would like to accomplish:
- A solution that is easy, long-lasting and easy to maintain. Basically, what would I have to do to keep this watch running for the next 30 years.
- Preferably budgeted under $75
Thoughts and questions:
1) Are there "better" movements that I should consider using that will fit this watch?
2) Since I want long-term function, would it be better to make this an automatic movement?
3) How long would a replacement ISA 2330 movement last and is it my best option to keep the watch original?