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!
Seiko Diver Ref. 6309-7040
Here is an honest example of a classic vintage Seiko Ref. 6309-7040. These don’t come up at auction all that often, and when they do they’re usually over-priced “buy it now” listings, so this one’s a pleasant surprise. This example looks to be all original and unpolished. It has a clean Suwa dial with beautiful hands and lume. The crystal has some scratches, as does the original bezel, but what’s a little patina on an original vintage tool watch, right?