I posted about this watch a few months ago. After 3 months I finally got my watch back. At first look, I was stunned at how pretty it is now. After the initial excitement died down a little and I thought about it a little. They didn't really follow my explicit directions. I asked for the crystal to be buffed out, and the crown replaced and stated nothing should be done to the face. When they came back with an estimate the only thing they mentioned added was polishing the case. I said I was worried about devaluing it, and okay'd a light polish to the case. So, here's the before and after pics. BEFORE: AFTER: It looks stunning now, but I'm no antique expert, I don't know the difference between patina and grime. Did this guy de-value my watch by cleaning the face and markers? I think I'm happy with the results, even though they didn't follow my directions, just curious if they ruined the value. Thanks for opinions.