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!
Enicar Sherpa Diver 600 in NOS Condition
Ok, so this auction is not likely to end up in the “affordable vintage” category, but it is such a stunning example of a rare and legendary vintage diver that I had to showcase it here. Enicar made more iterations of their Sherpa divers than I can count, but the Sherpa Diver 600 is a true classic. With its distinctive two-tone trapezoidal markers, unique handset, and ridiculously cool red anodized aluminum bezel pointer, this watch is a beauty to behold. It would seem that most people actually used these as they were intended — as a tool watch — and as such they are quite scarce to find in any condition, so to find an example as pristine as this one is really quite rare. I predict this will fetch a pretty penny, but whoever can afford to be the top bidder will be very happy indeed.