It has a thin nickel coating on the frame, not the spray on coating of today
Yeah, that finish looks like it's held up really, really well. Especially if you've been carrying it in a pocket for all those years.
This poll is playing out in a somewhat unexpected way for me. I have to say I'm a little surprised with the results so far. I hope folks keep voting - I'd like to see it get to 100 votes before I draw any conclusions.