When it comes to hunting down 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!
Universal Genève Polerouter
Most Universal Genève Polerouters that come up on eBay are “buy it now” listings, and, as a result, most are often way overpriced. So when they show up listed as a true auction, it’s noteworthy, and while this example may not be perfect it still has a lot to offer. The case here looks pretty good — though it was definitely polished at some point — and there’s an original polished crown. The dial appears to be clean, too, which isn’t always the case with these. All in all, this looks like a good chance to snag a Polerouter at a reasonable price.