EBAY FINDS JULY, 2020: A Triple Date, a Bullhead, a Hi-Beat, and more

Time for another round of eBay finds by @vintagediver! This month we have an eccentric group that would actually make for a really awesome four-watch collection with some, cool exotic movements, including a triple date chronograph and a 36,000 bph hi-beat. Enjoy!


Wakmann Triple Date Chronograph

You want cool? You got it! This vintage Wakmann triple date chronograph has cool in spades. The 37mm wide steel case houses a Valjoux caliber 723 driven chronograph with day, date and month indicators on a reverse panda black and white dial. Very 70’s vibe going on here with the stick hands. A little patina on the dial and hands, but nothing bad. Seller states the watch is serviced, which is a bonus. This one won’t likely go cheap, but these don’t grow on trees, so if you’ve been looking for a nice vintage panda chrono, here ya go!

Available here

Seiko Bullhead Chronograph 6138-0040

Ok, yes, this auction only has one picture, but with honestly there are slim pickings on eBay these days. I have this exact same model Seiko, and everything looks original and legit on this one. The case shows a bit of light wear, but it looks unpolished to me. It even comes with the original and correct fishbone bracelet. The Seiko bullhead chronographs really are an amazing value in vintage chronographs, and the bullhead configuration is such a unique look. If I didn’t already have this model I’d have bid on it myself!

Available Here

1938 Bulova Corrigan

The Bulova Corrigan is one of the all-time great Art Deco watch designs. The “Mayan Temple” stepped case is unparalleled, and is an example of Machine Age aesthetic design at its peak. Now, it’s a tiny one at just over 25mm wide with 14mm lugs, so keep that in mind. That said, the look and vibe of this model are gigantic in my opinion. Seller states it is serviced, which is nice. The case exhibits typical wear from a nearly 100-year-old watch, but overall the condition is fantastic. Seller states the dial is original, but I suspect it’s likely a well-done redial. But to be honest, that is very common for a watch this old and shouldn’t deter you from bidding.

Available here

Seiko Lord Marvel 5740-8000 Hi-Beat

Another Seiko here, but what can I say, you can’t get better bang for your buck than with vintage Seiko! The Lord Marvel was the first watch that Seiko used a hi-beat movement in, which is surprising since both King Seiko and Grand Seikos had been out for some time. Super clean and sleek 35mm steel case, with a simple silver/white dial make this a timeless classic. The case looks in good shape, and the dial as well. Can’t beat this model for style and value.

Available here

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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.