It certainly isn't Rolex's finest work I agree.
I wonder if the "explosions" are an artefact of the low level radiation. I guess they may also be caused by some chemical process or moisture ingress.
Maybe I should start a "Show us your brownest watches thread" as an antidote to the blue dials one.
I have 2 incomplete movements and I would like to try to combine them into a functional eta 2895-2 for a Tag Calibre 6 rebuild.
One is an eta 2895-2, complete on the dial side. The other is eta 2892-2, complete on the back side. So far I have figured out that the escape wheel and the second wheel are different, and I have been able to order the correct ones on E-bay. It is very hard to figure out which parts are slightly different, as ETA uses the same part number for a given type of part, even if they are from completely different watches. For example, the second wheel from 2824, 2892, 2895 and 7750 are all referred to as part 227. Does anyone know if there are any other differences on the back side between these 2 movements? There just doesn't seem to be a lot of info out there on the eta 2895 movement. And is there any other source to buy calibre 6 parts on line? Thanks.