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!