unless your scratches are very deep. They just remove a slight layer. The laser welding is for the deep gashes. If they don't weld additional material into the gaps and then polish down , you would indeed be losing a lot of material as they try to even out the surface.
the date. It's incredibly useful. I don't really need a chronograph's precision nor do I need a GMT as I can add/subtract quickly from the local time. Having owned them I found sonneries and repeaters to be fragile. But I always found the need to need to refer to a date during the day. The reason I
I have been collecting for 20years. I think after a certain time I decided to stay away from watches with dates, and sometimes even moonphase. As I rotate everyday I try to minimize my time setting watches. On a side note, this is a big difference between collecting now and back then. I realize most