Whatever the flaws with Chinese mechanical watches value certainly isn't one of them. I recently purchased a new one off http://www.dealextreme.com/p/leather-band-self-winding-mechanical-wrist-watch-16037
and I'm looking to rip out my old movement to do something creative with it. Still works, just doesn't keep good time (bit of an oxymoron for a timepiece but the mechanism SEEMS to run nice and smooth).
Unfortunately for me the crafty devils have locked it up tighter then a kraken in spawning season. I want to make it into something... not watch related. I'm thinking of removing the hands and face to make it into a moving clockwork flower for my buttonhole. To do this it looks like I will have to break the face at the very least... Any tips to prevent me wrecking the movement (I know destroying a timepiece is sacrilege but needs must and its not like its valuable). All watches by this manufacturer (IK coloring) are the same so if someone has one any tips are likely to be universal.
Sorry to make you follow a link but I really can't be bothered digging out my phone and messing round with image hosting right now, you know how it is... especially when I could bring employment to a little man (or woman) in China who was being paid a pittance to take that photo. May even be an education to someone with REALLY good ad blocking software