Pros and Cons - Amp vs Volt meter?

Hello everyone, 

Happy New Year!  I am interested to know if the original Veglia Borletti Amp meter is a better choice than the Volt Meter.  My Amp reader gauge kept on flickering and having seizures while driving since I bought the car.  I lived with it without problems for the last ten years until yesterday, when upon firing up the engine to idle it and warm it up, the whole car died out.  My son, who is a die hard Marvel fan, thought it was Iron Man sending an Electro Magnetic Pulse  only to notice upon turning the key that the Amp needle went to negative and pegged out on bottom scale with or without the battery connected.  On disassembly it is fried on one of the connections over the plastic at the base of the contact (the car has the original harness in place and it's an original unmodified PB).  

I am trying to figure out if it's worth going the route of originality and maintain/ re purchase the Amp gauge (live with the flicker/ seizure behavior) or go with the Form follows function attitude I often read about on the forum and change to a Veglia Volt Meter or any other brand for that matter.  Car lives a charmed life as it sits with a battery tender in a climate controlled carcoon and gets few hundred miles per year of driving in the summer (lack of time not will).  I know to most of you the answer is going to come as second nature, I would be heart broken to find out I was the only victim of this failure.  Any input/ rec will be highly appreciated.   

Thanks!

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