I hope this is not a silly question, but do you do anything to increase the value of your vintage watches?
What i guess im wondering, is what can add value, and what is wasting money.
I dont mean servicing or restoration, but adding a correct box, correct buckle/strap, etc....
For example, would an Omega watch be worth more with a correct (expensive) strap with a little Omega logo on the buckle? Opposed to the cost of purchasing said buckle.
I hope that makes sense.
I have been looking for correct or close to, vintage boxes for some of the watches i have, and some of the examples i have seen are worth more than most of my watches.
Another example is a trench watch that i am looking for a strap for. I have found an original early strap in good vintage condition, but is three times the cost of a new repro.