Vintage Blancpains have caught my eye. I have found a really nice looking one I am interested in from a very reputable seller. Pictures:
Unfortunately, the seller sent me some pictures with the caseback off and to my untrained eye, the movement seems really scratched up. Maybe this is normal if the watch has been serviced in the past (it dates to c. 1955, and presumably has been serviced a few times, though the seller has no records in this regard). My question is, is this excessive damage to the movement? Should it look like this or am I overreacting? Does scratching like this indicate shoddy service and possible problems with the watch down the road? The seller represents it is keeping good time, but, of course, makes no warranty. Does/should a movement in this condition demand a discount?