Having been down the classic cars hobby, I 100% agree. For me, the ranking goes this way,
1] 100% original to the factory item, and 100% condition
2] 100% original, at least 90% condition.
3] 100% condition, with 100% factory replacement parts which are period and item correct
4] 100% orginal, but less than 90% condition; making exception for super rarity, I will not spend good money buying anything less than 75% condition.
Then the rest..but really not for me.
For watches,100% means correctness down to the spring bars, bracelets, ELs etc. everything that is part of the watch as it left the factory. As for box and papers,etc, if they are original to the watch, great,and I would expect to pay an appropriate premium for these, but I would not spend money putting stuff togrhter.
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