Forum users should use their own judgment...
There was a significant scratch hidden, and the seller refused to consider a return and refund, underscoring that a "discount" was not my goal.
The fact that he immediately deleted his post (above) after I posted the warning speaks volumes, and given the disparity between the "as new" case and heavily patinated dial, his claim of originality was dubious at best.
Again, this is not a seller to be trusted. That doesn't mean that he is always dishonest, or that he is incapable of describing watches accurately. However, and again: Caveat emptor
I am well known by the same user name (i.e. Tony C.) on many forums around the world, and have completed hundreds of watch-related transactions without any problems.