Originally Posted by redsport
The value only matters if you plan to sell it. If you are going to keep it (which I would do if I were you) then do whatever you want and enjoy it.
Thanks redsport. The value is entirely sentimental. Not looking to sell it. I wore that watch for years as a "work watch" and had it snatched off of my wrist on more than one occasion by moving equipment/machinery. Hence the replacement bracelet. As a matter of fact I'd like to be buried with that watch. Now that I've had some feedback I think I'll just wear it as it is and save myself some money