This was purchased at an allegedly reputable European auction house a few weeks ago. I specifically asked (twice!) if the dial had been refinished. I was assured (twice!) that it was indeed the original finish. They told me their "watchmaker" had confirmed this. I have very little knowledge when it comes to Longines Chrono's. But I think that I can recognize a mediocre refinish when I see one. I think the four poorly covered holes were for a "tachymetre ring" that snapped on the dial when the watch was in it's original condition. The Auction house is being rather stubborn and delaying repayment until they hear back from Longines. They are sending these pictures and awaiting confirmation from Longines which may take "2-4 months". Shouldn't any watchmaker be able to tell that this dial is clearly a refinish? All thoughts and opinions are welcome..