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I love jump hour watches, and I couldn't resist this black and white Oberon. Overpaid for it a few months ago as "needs repair," I'm finally tearing into it now. It looks like the previous owner did the old "soak it in oil to make it run" trick, but it was definitely not running. Came to me fully wound. The balance seemed free, but wouldn't oscillate, so I set about disassembly. Everything, including the dial, date, minute, and second rings are completely soaked in oil. The main plate is marked BF 866, which looks like Baumgartner's mark. Now I just have to figure out how to get the barrel open. Well, there's your problem. I don't know what that black crud is, but it was definitely gumming up the works.