Originality is key, until the original dial gets so damaged it's no longer "patina", it is damage. That is what I suspect happened in the case of this watch, it was beyond looking good and was bordering on looking terrible! So the watch was faithfully restored and they have done an amazing job, sometimes, if done correct, restoration is the best thing for a watch! Done true to form with luminous hands and numerals the watch really pops and the contrast on the dial is beautiful. If you are looking for a vintage JLC without the hefty price tag then look no further!
Points of Mention
The watch is sold as watch only and comes with no box or paperwork, the strap is not a JLC strap! The watch has been fully restored, the case, dial, hands etc... It has been faithfully done meaning it has been done as true to original as possible. The case is chrome plated and shows some sign of wear. The watch has no service history and the date of restoration is unknown, the watch runs well.
I am not opposed to restoration as long as it is done well and faithfully and for the right reasons! If a watch was water damaged beyond saving, restore it. If it has aged so much that the dial is almost falling apart, restore it! I would rather see a restored vintage watch than no vintage watch at all!