Currently waiting on the postal service to deliver a Benrus CE13 (ETA930) movement. The cost for the complete movement was much less than international dial can refurb one. I bought it for a watch on which the dial has yellowed over time. .
It made a mark on me too. It's why, if I stumble upon a particularly well-crafted movement in a really nice watch that is advertised as "non-running" or "for parts", I try to procure it and restore it. Before scrappers come to get it, if I can. They'll just melt the case and sell the movement for jewelry parts. So many were beautiful works of art, as well as marvelous mechanisms for their time. And the craftsmanship that went into them! It so very different from the computer-designed components we see today. Computers do not have an eye for aesthetics. But long ago, humans were combining aesthetics and accuracy in lovely ways. And some of those artisans struggled to keep bread and cheese on their table.
Yes. This is the video that prompted me to look into getting an automatic oiler again. Several years ago I asked my mentor about automatic oilers. His opinion was that it was an unnecessary luxury. He tends to be old school and even makes his own precision oilers from sewing needles.
But recently I've been restoring pre 60's watches and they don't have shock springs. It's a real pain to lubricate such jewels.
I don't know if any of you have this problem with steel oilers, but here in Singapore, it's so humid that if I leave my oilers uncapped on my bench for a couple of days, it'll start rusting.
I might get one of these Chinese oilers as with the discounts and coupons, it comes to 1/3 the price of a Bergeon.