eBay Finds October 2020 Edition: The One With The Regate Timer

Vintage Aquastar Regate Yachting Timer

Here’s one you don’t see often….or ever! Vintage 1970’s Aquastar Regate yacht timer. Nice chunky 39mm stainless steel cushion case which looks to be unpolished with nice crisp bevels on the sides, as well as the original signed crown. The while dial looks pristine, and it has the yachting timer circles that turn different colors as the timer goes. The chrono hand is wild with a large triangle base and bright yellow tip. Powered by an automatic Lemania 1345 flyback movement.  Seller states it was purchased from Hodinkee earlier this year and is working great. Snag this beauty and you’ll be ready for your next yacht outing in style…

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Vintage Jaeger LeCoultre

Up next is a fantastic little dress watch from Jaeger LeCoultre. Really clean and classic design (as you would expect from JLC), with an 18k gold case that is just a hair under 34mm in diameter. While that is on the small side, it’s really not a bad size for an understated dress watch, IMHO. The off-white dial has nice thin crosshairs with a printed Jaeger LeCoultre script logo at three o’clock and an applied ‘JL’ logo at twelve. Simple straight stick hands and hour markers complete the look. The dial has a nice, mellow and even patina that looks amazing. Powered by a gorgeous hand wound caliber K818/C movement that works well per the seller.

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Vintage 1963 Omega Automatic Seamaster

You simply can’t go wrong with a vintage Omega Seamaster! This vintage 1960’s version is a little different than the famous 1950’s ‘fat lug’ versions, but it does not disappoint. The silver dial has a really cool patina, complemented by the classic Omega stick markers and dauphine hands. Correct thin knurled crown (love this style of crown). This gem is powered by the automatic Omega caliber 562 with true quickset date. This one may not be cheap, but the starting bid is not an unfair price.

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Vintage ’75 Seiko Lordmatic

Check out the dial on this vintage 1970’s Seiko Lordmatic! Amazing metallic blue that really pops, and a Kanji/English day wheel to boot. The steel case is nice and sharp, appearing unpolished with the original finish intact and nice sharp lines. It comes on the original and correct solid link bracelet with a signed LM clasp, although the seller states the bracelet is a short one so this one will not be for the hefty wristed. Over all excellent and scarce vintage Seiko with a host of cool details.

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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.