Really pretty bike. I've got the same chainring and cranks on my Viscount. Was going to swap it out but it suits older frames so well
If you slather that saddle in clear shoe polish, and I mean totally slather it top and bottom, it'll come up nearly like new again. My ancient Brooks looked a bit like that but after a polish it came up really nice:
Well worth the effort
Looks ace! I've given mine 10 Proofide treatments so far, still a bit 'crusty' but it was very nasty before... I will give your trick a go, cheers!
PARTS FOR SALE:
vintage Brooks Professional saddle | Specialized FACT CX fork | Columbus fork | Reynolds 531 fork | Avid Arch Rival v-brakes | various 700c, 27" and 26" wheels | vintage Weco hubs (fixed/freewheel) | vintage Raleigh ladies frames + lots more!