About a week ago I took a punt on a Girard-Perregaux I found at a pawn shop, it came without any papers and I knew nothing about it. I posted photos up in the vintage forums for help with identification and general opinions on my gamble (it was £180). See below:
The general feeling was that it was a solid watch but at some point it had been redialled/repainted, and badly at that. The more I studied the dial the more I disliked it. I decided what I'd do to rescue the watch, rather than sell it on, was to take off the dial and convert it into a semi skeleton watch. And the result was:
What are all your opinions? I know it's questionable to expose such a pedestrian looking caliber, but is it at least an improvement? Is this a classic WIS newbie move? Is it sacrilege to modify a vintage watch?
Please write it and let me know your views :)