I would agree they can be a good starting point, but the Seagull is SO cheap and it works really well, so one has a known goal to rebuild it in good working order. It is also used as the base (or Unitas 649x) by a couple of the online courses so if LX wants to go further..... it's already in stock.
Buy: Bergeron 2.5 loupe 4x mag and head ring Medium brass tweezers Screwdrivers 1.6, 1.4, 1.2, 1.0, 0.8 Rodico stick Seagull ST3620 movement Start there and see how you go. 😄 You’ll be able to get everything to bits but for the cannon pinion. Don’t take the spring out of the barrel either. Try and g