I'm new here and mainly signed up for some advice ;) hopefully that's not considered too impolite...
I recently came across an old (1970's) Gents ST Oyster Air King Perpetual that was in some stuff left to me by a relative. The watch itself was without a strap and the plexiglass (or whatever the glass type) was damaged but the watch still worked fine. I sent it to Rolex for an estimate and it arrived back today...
Service - £430 ($694) includes tax and the glass replacement
Bracelet Options - Jubilee £730 ($1,177), Oyster £660 ($1,065) or Basic leather strap / buckle - £150 ($242)
Optional Parts - Replacement dial - £338 ($545)
Apparently the dial is 'marked' which is not something I noticed when I checked the watch so I would probably skip that (plus their estimate says the replacement dial would not have a textured finish and they will change the batons). You'd think for £338 they would at least replace it like for like .
Anyhow I was just wondering if it's even worth doing? The watch doesn't have any sentimental value really - it's just been sat in a box for the last 10 years or so. I am considering just having it serviced and buying an aftermarket bracelet and would like some opinions if you would be so kind.
Thanks in advance