Sometimes it's not worth it Simon, it's always tempting to get an interesting project on the go, but if it were me, I'd put the $2k towards finding a nice example. They are out there, and as I have said many times before, half the fun is in the chase.
: I did see it and had a think about it but at that money, with the
: service and restoration (and probably import duties) it's too
: much. I had a Tudor Snowflake where some rather expensive damage
: was done modifying the watch to accept a non-standard crystal.
: It would probably have had to have gone back to Rolex to have it
: rectified, I was lucky enough to sell it on for what I paid for
: it, with the buyer fully briefed about the issues. I'd be too
: worried to go near a Heuer with similar potential problems!