I recently inherited my grandfather's vintage VC gold watch (mediocre photo attached) with a 466/3B calibre and a "disco volente" back. It was given to him by my uncle in 1952 in Naples, Italy while my uncle served in the U.S. Navy. After much reseearch, it appears that this is very unique piece. I have only seen it once before on this forum several years ago.
After years of neglect (primarily water damage), it is now ready to be restored in Geneva. Customer service reports that beyond a complete service, it will need a new crown, barrel bridge, and reinforcement of its Horn's holes.
My quesion for this group involves the optional interventions suggested by VC: Does anyone believe dial restoration is worth the cost?
Also, VC suggests I replace the aftermarket band with an alligator Mississipiensis strap and a replacement gold VC pin buckle at a pretty steep price as well.
I know it is personal preference, but if it was your watch...what would you do?
Thanks everyone, David