eBay Finds: A Rare Omega with the Full Kit, a Certina Chronograph in Great Condition, and a Pair of Fantastic Bulovas

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 (@vintagediver). If you come across any hidden gems on the ‘Bay drop us a note at [email protected] for potential inclusion!

Vintage Benrus

First up this week is some stylish bling, a vintage 1958 solid 14k gold Benrus. The solid gold case has unusual fancy lugs and a slim bezel, and is on the smaller side at 32mm wide. There is a super cool personalized engraving from Booth’s 25 Year Club. Yeah, I don’t know what that is either, but the engraving really is a good one. The silver dial is superb with the classic Benrus logo and tri-color bar beneath it. There are applied gold arrow markers for most of the hours, and Arabic numerals for the 12, 3, 6 and 9. No date, but a classy sub-seconds dial at 6 o’clock. This is a nice stylish dress watch that has the under-the-radar bling with the solid gold case. No movement pic, but the seller states the watch runs well.

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Seiko 66-7109 “Blue Tuxedo”


Here’s a great vintage hand-wound Seiko on the original bracelet. The bold blue bullseye style dial really pops without being garish, and it’s in fantastic condition. There are applied steel markers and no date – this  is a great looking dial. The steel case is 36mm and unpolished, with nice sharp edges, and it also has the original crown. The Seiko caliber 66 manual wind movement is crisp and clean, and the seller states it runs and keeps time. As an added bonus, it comes on the correct and original beads-of-rice bracelet with Seiko signed buckle. This is a great piece and easily worth the opening bid and more.

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Vintage Art Deco Bulova 

Next up is a brilliant vintage Bulova dress watch from 1956. Truly, everything about this gem is top shelf. The 28mm gold fill case is fancy with wild scalloped sides on the bezel, and elegant curved lugs. The Butler silver dial has an amazing Art Deco style with fine dauphine hands and is in perfect condition. The watch comes with its original Bulova signed crown as it should. The manual wind Bulova caliber 11AC movement is clean as a whistle and runs great per the seller. The watch comes on a stretch bracelet that at best is original and at worst is period correct and looks good on it.

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Vintage 1968 Bulova

Time for another Bulova, this one from 1968. The 33mm wide cushion style case is clean and unpolished with sharp edges. The dial is a cool one, a nice silver color with a linen texture, and is in great condition. Nice applied steel arrow markers and no date give it a really stylish look. There is no movement picture, but the seller states the watch runs well and keeps time. This watch has lots of vintage vibes, and shouldn’t break the bank.

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Vintage Omega Seamaster De Ville

This vintage Omega Seamaster DeVille is a real winner, coming complete with the original box and papers. Although the seller doesn’t state the case size, I’m guessing this one is 34mm. The steel case is clean and looks unpolished, with clear chamfers on the razor thin lugs, and a nice, deeply engraved Hippocampus logo on the back. The silver dial looks original and has all the correct markings, and looks clean as well. A no date dial adds to the sleek look. The crown is signed and is the correct type. Best of all this gem comes with the original box, as well as the original polishing cloth, certificate of precision and also the warranty booklet. There is no movement picture as this is a front-loading case. Seller states the watch is in “excellent” condition, but does not specifically state it’s running, so definitely check with the seller before bidding. That said, this is a full kit vintage Omega in great shape, something you don’t see much any more for auction!

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Certina Argonaut

Finishing this week strong with a killer circa 1970’s Certina Argonaut chronograph. The chunky, steel case is unpolished, with sharp edges and retaining the original factory brushed finish. The black dial with dual white subdials is super clean, with no date window to mess up the symmetry. The white hour and minute hands are large with a black inlaid strip and lume inlay at the tips, a really cool look. The watch comes with the original Certina signed leather strap, which is cool. There is no picture or mention of the buckle, so it might be original too! There is no movement picture, but if I had to guess, this is likely powered by a Valjoux 7733, but don’t hold me to it! Seller states this is an estate find, but like the Omega above, no mention of its working condition. Definitely inquire and take this into consideration when bidding. But this chronograph is too cool and in too nice shape to not bring to our readers’ attention. 

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Christoph (Instagram’s @vintagediver) is a long time collector and lover of all things vintage, starting with comic books when he was a kid (he still collects them). His passion for watches began in 1997 when he was gifted a family heirloom vintage Omega Genève by his step-father. That started him on the watch collecting path—buying and selling vintage watches of all sorts, with a special appreciation for vintage dive watches and Seiko.