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!
Dress Watch with cal. 1010 Automatic Movement
Any day you find a vintage watch with its original box and papers is a good day, especially if it’s as nice as this circa 1978 Omega dress watch. The unpolished, gold plaque case measures 35mm (not including the signed crown), and the simple dial with its stick hands and markers is as classic as it gets. There’s a neat engraving on the case back, which makes the watch all the more special, and underneath that case back is a cal. 1010 movement that looks clean and ready to go. The strap has been replaced, but the buckle looks to be original, which is a nice bonus on top of everything else. But really, the best part is the box and papers, which I’m sure you already know is tough to come by on vintage watches.