Pictures first... sorry, phone only for now, need to set up a lightbox at home.
So, please correct me if I'm wrong (I am basing this only on other models I've seen on eBay and so on): everything looks legit. Hands could be newer (just because the lume is a very different colour and actually seems to slightly work), but they are visibly old and the correct set. Plexi is likely a replacement, it's fully clear except one little scratch. Caseback (didn't attach a picture) is also original, with quite a lot of deep scratches (but the central logo isn't overpolished or anything). Crown seems to be original.
Bracelet definitely not original (it was supposed to come with this Gay Freres ladder, and while authentic, I really don't like ladder bracelets so I don't mind).
The case has likely been polished? All the facets (and this is a complex case! love it!) are quite visible, but the thing does have lots of dings and dents, and the edges of the facets seem to be rather soft. Then again, I don't know what the initial finish looked like.
Date-setting doesn't work, so definitely in need of a service, but I got it for like 15% of the asking price for those eBay models. A relatively good deal I'd say.
So, next steps:
- service and date mechanism repair
- request some cleaning of the dial? e.g. there's grime on the date window. Not sure whether the indices can be re-lumed.
- should I request a case re-polish? Like, how bad would it affect
- new strap - I was thinking of brown distressed leather, or some kind of contrast (like a dressy lizard strap? or a fun green one?).