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!
Elgin Super Compressor
Super Compressors aren’t too hard to find, but some are scarcer than others, and this Elgin is actually quite rare. I have only seen a couple of these, and this one is the nicest by far. It has really great looking patina on the lume of the dial and hands. It also appears to have the original crystal and dual crowns (with bold cross-hatching). Do be aware that the seller states this one does NOT currently run and will need a service. Because of that, this example may end up going for less than it should (it’s an actual auction, and not just a buy it now listing). If you have access to a reliable watchmaker, then this one is definitely worth pursuing.