eBay Finds: Seiko Seikomatic Weekdater Ref. 6218-8950, Hosam De Luxe Diver, and More

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 Seikomatic Weekdater Ref. 6218-8950

The Seikomatic Weekdater Ref. 6218-8950 is a neat little watch. Give it a cursory glance and you’d swear up and down that it’s a Grand Seiko without the badge. That’s because the watch employs some of Tanaka’s Grammar of Design elements, namely on the angular indices and razor-sharp hands. This reference rarely shows up in such good condition, and these watches are often plagued with dials that are water-damaged and cases that are way too polished. This one is really clean, and the high-quality, 35-jeweled movement is, according to the seller, running strong. This is a great catch!

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Hosam De Luxe 20 atm Diver with a Yellow Acrylic Bezel

This Hosam De Luxe (the first time I’ve come across this brand) has a steel case that measures just 36 millimeters wide (definitely on the smaller side of things, even for a vintage diver), which doesn’t include the large screw down crown at 3. Despite its size, the bright yellow dial and yellow acrylic bezel insert, both of which seem to be in excellent condition, are sure to draw some attention. And while Hosam may not be a known brand, the movement looks to be an ETA 2452, which is certainly a good sign that this was a quality piece in its day and remains so today. It’s available with a reasonable “Buy It Now,” so I can’t imagine this one will sit for too long. 

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Seiko Sportsmatic Calendar 820

We’ve got another great Seiko here. The brand’s Sportsmatic line offers great entry-level watches for vintage collectors, but they are also sought after by seasoned collectors who know that these watches pack quite a punch. This model from 1965 has that classic mid-century Seiko look with sharp indices and hands and a very clean dial overall. The case is a good size as well, coming in at 37 millimeters wide (not including the recessed crown at 4 o’clock). The bracelet isn’t original, but everything else here looks good and I imagine it won’t cost you an arm and a leg once the auction ends.

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Wyler 660 Dynawind

If you’re looking for a Super Compressor-styled diver without the Super Compressor price tag, then check out this vintage Wyler 660 Dynawind. This diver has the same dual crowns and internal bezel as some EPSA-made Super Compressors, but it was not made by EPSA. Still, Wyler made solid, purpose-built divers with unmistakable style. The big cushion case with signed dual crowns and super dome acrylic crystal is in excellent condition. The dial might be considered a bit busy by some, but I like it, especially the red accent numbers that go with the red arrow hands. The “Buy It Now” price on this one is more than fair, especially considering its condition.

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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.