When it comes to hunting down 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!
Longines Ultra Chron
The Ultra Chron line was a series of mostly dressier watches from Longines that featured high-end, hi-beat movements. These were fantastic calibers and quite advanced for the time, so unsurprisingly the Ultra Chron models are quite sought after today. The model for sale here is one of the best looking ones Longines made, in my opnion, and this is probably the finest example I’ve personally ever seen. It has a sharp unpolished case, a signed crown, and even the original buckle. The silver cross-hair dial is gorgeous with those bold, faceted steel markers, and it looks to be original and in excellent condition. This is a great buy if the styling speaks to you.