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13 hours ago, Geotex said:

Glad you got it open! What movement was inside?

Swiss EB 8800.  AND thanks again for your help!

In a completely unrelated matter, a friend of mine asked me if I could get his pair of 50 year old political novelty watches running.  He had a set, Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew.  The Agnew one was actually a sort of big deal in the early 70s.  Interesting story.  Anyway, I open them up (two days before getting the Sovereign watch open) and what do I find?  Two EB 8800 movements.  What a coincidence.  None of them needed parts.  Just a cleaning and lubrication.  They’re all running now. 

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Yes, it's a problem if you're not familiar with them as a 3rd tier brand with 90% of the cases being monoblock, especially if you get one of their chromed cases with faux joints like you ran across. The Benrus and Belforte watches (1st and 2nd tier) more often than not had some opening instructions stamped on the front loading case. 

It is easier to tell when you get one of the Sovereign anodized aluminum one-piece cases, especially in Hot Wheels purple!

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