Stan (Login Rolco) VRF Member Posted Apr 24, 2012 12:31 PM
Would you buy a watch with replacement case, e.g. the 4.4M serial?
I think it is a matter of price and condition.
Now do a test: Pick a vintage model you like it most. Now a mint one with replacement case is presented to you. Will you buy it?
A. No, I will never buy a 4.4M case because it is not original.
B. Yes, if it is below the market value of an original case in similar condition.
C. Yes, if it is no more than the market value.
D. Yes, if it is no more than X% of the market value because a mint case is hard to come by.