When it comes to shopping for vintage watches on eBay, it can be a gold mine, but it can also be a minefield. Our very own Christoph McNeill (you all might know him as Instagram’s @VintageDiver) wrote a must-read, common sense guide to buying vintage watches on eBay (check out Part 1 and Part 2). So if you’re looking for a vintage watch, but are still a little nervous diving head-first into those murky waters, then don’t worry—we’re here to help. Today, we have another installment of eBay Finds, our series where we highlight some great vintage gems looking for a new home. Happy hunting!
1960s Omega Seamaster
This stylish 1960s Seamaster has that clean and classic “Mad Men” look.These are great watches, but unfortunately so many Seamasters these days are redialed or polished to death. This one appears to be farm fresh. The dial and hands look super clean, and the crown is correct and signed. Who knows, the crystal might even turn out to be original and signed, too.
This is one of those auctions that could turn out to be a gem. The pics aren’t the best, but the seller states that the watch is running and it’s an estate find. Furthermore, the seller does not appear to be a regular flipper of watches, so he’s not just pushing product. Sometimes you need to take a risk with sub-par pictures to get some good deals on eBay. This listing seems like one of those cases. That said, feel free to reach out and ask for better-lit shots—preferably in daylight.