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
Universal Genève Polerouters are hot right now, and one look at a nice example of one and you’ll see why. Designed by the great Gerald Genta, Polerouters are timeless classics (read up on them here). This example is in good condition, with some honest patina on the dial/hands, but nothing too bad. The case looks like it has been lightly polished, but, for whatever reason, these are rarely found in unpolished condition. Regardless, the bombé lugs still look pretty sharp to my eye, and this one has the original signed crown as well. These are usually listed with inflated “buy it now” prices, so here’s a great opportunity to take a shot at one at auction.