Tend to agree I don’t see the current gilt bb58 as faux anythingI didn't. I responded to a poster who specifically mentioned ageing.
I don't see anything about the regular BB58 as 'faux'. They are simply colour choices, that happen to give a warmth that we mostly associate with vintage watches because we generally don't see it in modern ones. I would argue that it was an important part of the secret sauce that made the 58 the 58.