You've probably seen a fair bit of threads like these but here it is again...
Came across this Record Geneve Datofix for sale (the pic is not mine but of the seller) and I kind of got interested and gave up on it in the time of 15 mins. The photo obviously shows why. I'm far from an expert but I can see that the 7 o'clock is broken and the piece is missing, the crown looks like a replacement and probably the same goes for the sub seconds hand. A trained eye would probably notice a few more things I guess.
The question is, how hard is to find replacement parts or details for brands out of business like this? Start with a crown, it's obviously a gold one, probably close to impossible? Same for a replacement 7 or a seconds hand. I'd think that Ebay would be the first place to look but do watchmakers, especially ones that specialize in restoration have other channels of sourcing parts?
And last, would you wear an imperfect piece like this just because you like it? In the sense, I don't give a damn, I'm wearing it because it's exactly the way it is.