I have a nice Pontiac chrono with a Landeron 148 movement. I've repaired and serviced it and it runs beautifully and all the chrono parts function correctly.
The only thing is that it's goldplated and the case and especially the pushers and lugs are in a pretty bad condition.
I'll receive a Pontiac with Venus 170 movement soon. A great column wheel movement and the dial has a lovely patina and crisp lettering. The condition of the case is even worse though :)
Normally I would leave a watch alone as much as possible. Just a service and a cleaning and that's it. However in these cases I think that they would look much better replated.
Would you consider to get the case replated? I've seen some results of a local company and it looks stunning. What are your thoughts on originality?
I'm not really worried about the value. I was able to get them really cheap because of the condition of the case and pushers and I will keep them for daily wear anyway.