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!
Ultra Deep Super Compressor 666ft Diver
Right off the bat, this watch will need some attention, but I think it’s a diamond in the rough that’s likely to be a steal. ’60s Benrus Ultra Deep Super Compressors are awesome watches and highly beloved by collectors, and this one looks to be really clean. The dial and hands are in great condition, and the steel case looks to be unpolished — you can clearly see the sharp lug angles in the first picture of the listing. The seller states that the rotating bezel is missing, but clearly the internal bezel is still there, so that incorrect description (and the “parts for repair” in the title) may have this one going for less than it should. Additionally, the seller says that this one isn’t running, so it will need a service and you should factor that into the cost. But after a basic service and a quick polish to the crystal, this one should be good to go.