I searched for previous threads about this but couldn’t see anything this specific (mostly requests for translations) so here goes.
I wondered what the consensus of opinion was regarding the value or otherwise of watch back inscriptions?
I assume that purists would want a pristine case back – just the way it left the factory. On the other hand, an original inscription can add a real feeling of “value” as it provides a little provenance or even some direct insight into the original owner.
Sometimes it may not amount to much; e.g. just a set of initials “W.R.G” but on occasions it can almost tell a story; e.g. on a recent Omega I bought the inscription stated;
“To J J Seatter from Wife & Family for Father’s Day 1952”
which, as a Dad, I find poignant.
Finally, does an inscription lower or possibly increase the financial value of a watch?
Interested to hear other views.