Sorry for not answering before. A generous, incredibly experienced Master clock and watchmaker is occasionally teaching me and few others. I need to drive 3.:30 hrs to get to there, so is unfortunately is not happening all the time. I know he has no problem having his name published but I will refrain from doing that until I can put together a good posting with pictures and more details.
So long as it comes in within the fiscal constraints, you can post whatever you like.
If you are luck enough to score a pristine watch for that money, then you have literally "won a watch", but yes, the majority of stuff in this price bracket needs a little TLC, so the transformation from ratty old clunker to shiny new ticker is certainly a major part of the "reward" for this particular strange obsession.
I have picked up a couple of brand new in box items that just needed a battery (a sad inditement of our throw away culture), so not all of the 404 club crew needed the full fumigate and lubricate treatment.