Hello to all,
this is my very first post after having been lurking here for a very long time at these countless great posts but had nothing to offer in terms of posting which is why I had not contributed.
I have been contemplating on purchasing a 1803 Day Date for quite some time and although there are so many good ones out there mainly online, I am very much naive about them before pulling the trigger of purchase. After having sifted through this forum for a long time I have not found the information I seek so I hope some of you can help with your expertise at the vintage lines.
I am aware that most of them have been polished at some time or even overpolished and after careful research notice that the cases are not as solid as the oyster stainless steel ones. Therefore, I am worried that if they are overpolished then there could be some problems with future polishing. Especially if the case backs have been overpolished and had the brush finish redone, what are the risks of the case back becoming too thin before a perforation may come through as gold is very soft when wearing? (Sorry if this sounds like a silly question!!) Is it possible to solder more gold onto the thinning case back as a feasible solution or is it not worth the risk?
I also notice that near the crown and tube of most of these models there seems to be a hump unlike the stainless steel Datejust models? Is this a sign of overpolshing or is it a normal situation for models of this vintage as I have not been able to see an image of an old advertisement showing the 1803? Sorry for not showing any images as I do not own any that I have seen.
Thanks in advance for having taken the time to read my first post and for any feedback,