I bought a vintage watch for my husband for his birthday tomorrow and I think the item isn't as described. I asked the seller lots of questions about whether the watch had its original parts and he said it did. I don't have concerns about authenticity, I have problems with the condition. The gold on the hour/minute hands has faded and looks tarnished. The gold on the numbers on the watch dial are black with hints of gold peeking through. I feel like the watch wasn't described properly. Also, when you turn the watch over there is a major jagged edge that wasn't mentioned in the auction. Upon looking at the pictures, I see it is there, but the photo makes it look like the light from the flash is reflecting off the watch. Now, the watch is from 1956. But the seller never mentioned the tarnishing, or is that just the aging? He just says the "Rare Black Dial Shows Nice Even Aging." This is the watch my husband chose, I was just the wallet, but I think the pictures are misleading and I don't think the fellow described the watch or its flaws properly Here's something he'd emailed me: "The dial of the watch is cloudy, the dial shows consistant even aging, also mentioned. My jewelers only suggestion at the time he inspected it, was that for cosmetic purposes, I may want to think about finding a new old Stock dial to replace the current one, or have a professional re-do the dial." Here's the scratch: Look at the top left. http://i5.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/b5/45/6358_1.JPG See how gold the numbers, etc are. Well, it is amazing what flash and good lighting can do. http://i8.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/b5/45/782a_1.JPG Any watch experts out there that can help? I'm not sure if I am over-reacting or just being cautious.