When considering a purchase of a vintage specimen, what is your threshold for patination? How much is too much for you? What’s acceptable? In the past I’ve really valued condition overall, especially with regards to lume and case condition (scratches are fine, I hate polishing). However, as I venture into different areas of collecting I’ve seemingly adjusted my threshold or tolerance. I enjoy the wabi sabi of a timepiece. Patina shows character and suggests that a timepiece was used—but sometimes abused. But don’t subscribe to the notion that a premium should be placed on patina. Here’s a potentially new acquisition I’m looking at that might be just a bit too far gone, however, I’ll probably convince myself that it’s not that bad and still end up with it anyhow. Curious to see examples of heavy patina pieces that you own. Or some that you’re considering or have ultimately passed on because it was just a bit too much.