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!
Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver Chronograph
The Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver has to be one of, if not the best watch names ever! These were made in many dial/hand variations with many different movements, and the combo here is a really nice one. This example has a buttery smooth Valjoux 23 manual-wind movement — a personal favorite of mine — housed in a 38mm case. The dial and hands are in near perfect condition, and the aluminum bezel insert is excellent as well. The lugs are nice and sharp, and the case back markings look clean, too. This is a great watch, and it’s definitely one you should keep an eye on.