Its a pity the person didn't take it back and told them to put it into the same condition as when they took it to that incompetent person, they should have sued them. Because of the damage they have inflicted on that watch they have removed any value to it. The movement is called a 5 bar movement and are normally Swiss made. Good luck with what you are willing to do in helping your friend, not an easy task. I look forward to the video if you record one.
As you got the movement from esslinger have you asked them about dials to fit.
Steve as this is your first post. We like new members to introduce themselves first by telling us a little bit about themselves.
Thank you for everyone's thoughts on this subject, very helpful indeed!
I decided initially that I would tackle this and took the balance out. On closer inspection the index finger (is that what it's called?) Wasn't like any I'd played with or even seen before in that it didn't have a slot to rotate it in order to release the hairspring. At this point I decided that this was not the movement to be trying this on and I can live with it for now. I will probably revisit it when a little more confident.
Definitely going to have a go at adjustment with the spring on, just on a few scrappers first.
Thanks again chaps.