So I will start off by admitting that this thread is a desparate attempt to fill the miserable void that occurs when you know a new find is en route and you can't wait to geek out. Anyway, through luck and generosity, I have stumbled into a nice example of a 903 H2. It is coming with all the packaging and accessories, and the leather strap is unworn, but sans that nice bracelet. It has a few hairlines and a small AR smudge, but is in great shape otherwise.
So my question to the Sinn-o-philes with a lot more knowledge than I have is this: Wear it or care it? Meaning, is this a watch I should pamper and wear sparingly, have the AR corrected, polish the hairlines and little strap change marks, buy the replacement bracelet (At a painful $400 bucks) and baby as a truly unique timepiece? Or should I enjoy it as I would any other nice watch, wear it whenever I feel like it, flip it if something else strikes me (Admission time: I am a chronic flipper)? I have never been a collector, always keeping three or four watches at most and using them with freedom regularly. But the rarity of this piece, the beautiful Lemania movement, the striking dial, etc. are making me wonder if this should be a first in terms of collectability and pampering.
I know no one else can tell me what to do, so I guess a better question is, what would YOU do? Thanks for indulging my stir crazy wait for this really striking timepiece.