Hi, I am new to the whole watch collection world and still in the learning stage of the vintage collection rule.
I notice most of the newer watches have display case back asleep while older watches have solid case back.
Display case back is a more seek-after feature.
However, for the exact same watch, which one will have a higher value, display case back or solid case back? and how much of a price difference will that be?
For example, VC model 47200 was originally offered in solid case back, later version do offer display case back. The movement is actually pretty good looking. This model is now discontinued. For the exactly the same front dial, solid case back model is about US$3000-5000 cheaper than display case back version in used market. I don't know if it justifies for that 3000 difference.
Would it be a dumb idea to buy a solid case back and later change it into clear case back during next manufacturing service?