The FedEx man delivered a tasty new treat today. I knew it wasn't a mint example but the calibre 1072/1 beating inside the non-date model 6394-2 was enough of an incentive to buy this vintage piece.
It has a rather clumsy redial with, I think, an incorrect brushed rather than sunburst finish. The VC lettering seems to be in the wrong font and the word AUTOMATIC is a bit crooked too! The hands have an unusual black finish which I'm not sure is original but I like it.
Some over-enthusiastic polishing has taken away the linen pattern off the case edges and there is one nasty nick in the case next to the winding stem.
But it's keeping good time so far and looks pretty good on the wrist too...
The fastidious part of me says to ship it off to VC Switzerland for a refurbishment, but the fashionista part doesn't want to seperated for the next 6-9 months and says just wear it and enjoy!
Which way to go?