Quote Originally Posted by shou.biao.kuang View Post
These two sentences are so true. Having read a lot, nothing beats handling a vintage watch in its physical self. Absolutely nothing. No amount of reading will complete your knowledge of a particular model till you go out and handle/touch/feel one.

And yes, buying from a knowledgeable or reputable collector or dealer will give you the assurance that the parts matches up nicely. In fact, it adds credential to your timepieces when it is time to let go (for something else of course! we should not stop buying vintage!) I have spoken to a few "well known" dealers who do not know exactly if their vintage pieces match up correctly. And there are not that many in Singapore who are competent enough in this aspect. very few indeed...
So true , so true.

Well said.