I have the same choice to make myself on my 6217-8001. Same situation as your. Runs good case is good but the dial has several small spots of discoloration. Your dial is way worse than mine. My personal opinion that dial is way beyond having "character" If you can afford to have the original restored that would be option number one for me. In fact please post if you do get a quote because I think that is what I want to do with mine also just as long as it is not outrageously priced to restore it. Then I would go with a reproduction. I personally would not wear a watch with that much damage to the dial. Just one mans opinion.