When you get an old piece, do you restore or keep it as is?
I'm of the restoration school of thought - since I don't want to wear beat up or worn watches. Yeah, say what you will about history, scratches and stuff. But that's why they invented Botox.
I have restored my Tudors, my 1960 Omega Seamaster and my 1946 Concord (twice). I doubt I'd ever recoup the cost of the restorations if I sold (although Tudor prices have outpaced the cost of my watches and restorations) - but that's not the point.
It's fun bringing back watches to the glory they deserve.
What's your take on this?