If you do not have the best,
Make the best of that you have
I always have liked vintage components from the 70-th. The very engineering and manufacturing approach was very different back than, comparing it to the modern one. They didn’t save on quality and quantity of materials, and they didn’t save on high quality machined parts as well. It is especially important for such components as turntables are. As a result, on many vintage belt drive middle-end Hi-Fi tables both a motor and a platter bearing are largely oversized and overpowered. So they may handle a much heavier platter and still work for years and years. I mean 5 to 10 kilograms platters, and sometimes up to 20 kilograms. And a motor still will be able to accelerate a platter to reach its nominal speed in just 3-10 seconds.