eBay Finds is back! This bi-monthly installment will feature a selection of watches currently listed on eBay that have caught the eye of editor Christoph McNeil. If you come across any hidden gems on the ‘Bay drop us a note at [email protected] for potential inclusion!
Citizen Star Alarm Date
Here’s something you don’t see every day, a vintage Citizen with box and papers…and an alarm watch to boot! This vintage circa late 1960’s / early 1970’s Citizen Alarm Date is a gem, in superb condition and complete with original bracelet and box and papers. The 37mm gold plate case has a classic fluted bezel and looks to be unpolished. The silver dial is perfect with no patina that I can see, with nice applied gold markers and gold hands. The oversized crowns look original as does the bracelet, although there are no pics of the buckle to see if it is signed. The watch comes complete with the original plastic clamshell box and instruction booklet. Oh yeah, and did I mention this is a vintage alarm watch? Man, this one has it all….
Omega Seamaster ‘Bumper’
Vintage “fat lug” Omega Seamasters are cool enough in their own right, but when you add in an original black dial…now you’re talking something special. This 1954 (date via the serial number on the movement) Seamaster is has the classic steel fat lug case that measures 35mm, and looks to be unpolished, you can still see the nicely defined chamfers on the fat lugs. The bumper automatic caliber 344 is clean and runs well according to the seller. That’s all well and good, but the real hero here is the original (IMHO) black sub-second dial. Most black dials you see on these vintage Seamasters are redials, but there are some that are legit, and it’s my opinion that this one is legit. The printing on the dial looks correct, and there is the expected amount of patina on the dial. Nice gold tone hands and hour markers complete the look, along with the correct clover leaf Omega signed crown.