Which is your preference?
Are you a collector or do you wear the watch?
Personally, I get why some collectors might want to be as “original” as possible. Avoid any Frankenwatch possibilities.
I am a wearer. I view a good polished case and even cleaned dial as a good thing. Just as much as a good servicing.
I guess I view it analogous to: if vintage cars were still capable every day vehicles, I would want the bumper polished up and maybe the leather refinished. Then drive that car around feeling good about it rather than have it all rusted and the seats all cracked leather and what not.
I see a lot of the YouTube experts all hype up the worn look.
I am interested to hear your opinions.