The finest Nikon was the F2. Actually the finest Nikon was a Nikkormat. Nothing wrong with MINE. Sorry for you guys stuck with those things. Looks like you're going to have to start tearing off coverings and fabricate some leather, if it can be done.
I was so stupid didn't buy the Nikkormat. I did buy the F2AS but still I moved on and bought the F3HP and the F5 spending way more money than necessary to own Nikon's finest.