Nothing ventured, nothing gained! So I bid on and won a nice little rectangular Lord Elgin.
The dial was a little grubby, and it had an excessively thick crystal. BUT it had a sweet little 670 movement, in good working order!
A few months later, I saw a NOS dial on Ebay, and got it for $6. Then, I learned an important lesson - don't try to do any watch work when you're tired, hungry, and excited. I broke the 4th wheel post, prying the second hand off. I sent the watch off to my 'Watch Guy', who not only replaced the 4th wheel, but also cleaned the movement and replaced that thick crystal with the right one. I put it on a new strap, and now it's one of my favorites.
It was the first of a collection that's grown to over 60 Elgins. More on those later.