Since I can't go and directly leave negative feedback without dealing with the seller,
I give neutral feedback and a description:
Inadequate packing resulted in damage to celluloid dial, needs packing 101.
I think I can repair the damage to the dial with minimum visible scars, but in examining it, it really looks like they tried lifting the chassis front by the dial and their finger went through
the fragile dial, the auction pictures show no dial damage, and the dial on the chassis in the cabinet doesnt move around in a way to place any stress on the dial, plus the chassis was securely mounted with 4 screws to the cabinet. So, either way, the lousy packing job, no cushioning just some styrofoam sections, or their damaging the dial somehow before packing it and not telling me, gets neutral / negative feedback.