Message read and understood. Having had the back off all the watches to admire their internals, I really don't think I am going to attempt cleaning them myself. I've managed to clean up the Boyd dial a bit with the rodico, but it's still a really messy dial. I was hoping to keep it original, but may need to consider a redial after all.
I'm self employed running my own Plumbing company, and think learning to restore them will have the potential to take so much of my time up as to make it uneconomic. Far better to find a good (local)
watch restorer who can take it on, and I'll go out and earn the money to pay them, in less time than it would take me to do it, but with better results.
On top of that, I've got 2 young daughters and a toddler son, and a 1961 Triumph Tiger Cub motorbike to finish, so time is at a bit of a premium!