It's a bit of an involved story, but following the release of the 60th Anniversary Speedmaster at Baselworld 2017 I have decided to reconcile my collection against my long established collecting guidelines. This means moving some pieces on and acquiring some others, but has also opened up the opportunity to fulfil a long held desire to buy a birth-year watch. I have done quite a bit of research on vintage Navitimers and believe this one might fit the bill from a macro level; however, while I think it might be a reasonable example, my knowledge does not yet extend to micro aspects such as replacement parts; therefore, I am seeking your opinions.
In providing your feedback, please note that I am not a vintage watch collector, and have no intention of becoming one, so I am not after an investment or vintage-collection grade watch. That said, I would like my birth-year watch to be a decent representation of the marque and not something that has been trashed: a bit of judicious polishing or brushing would be acceptable, as would the minimal addition of later OEM replacement parts. I guess what I am trying to avoid is a watch that is a Franken or a fake or so overly cleaned up that it would get me laughed out of the vintage collectors club (a few sideways glances and bit of gentle chiding would be acceptable though).
Unfortunately, all I have are these low-resolution photos from the dealer's website. I have asked for higher resolution photos, including of the movement and inside of the case back, but these have not been sent yet. If still needed by members to formulate opinions, I will post those once I get them.