4/16/14
 
 

Vintage Watch Hunting

 

"What self-respecting watch nerd hasn't spent countless hours trolling eBay for that elusive vintage treasure that no one has discovered?" writes Gear Patrol's Jason Heaton. "While the thrill of watch collecting is in the hunt, enough foiled plans and missed auctions will make anyone gun shy." So the watch-obsessed gents at GP have put together an extensive guide to purchasing old school timepieces on eBay, featuring a strong mix of under dog watches that fly under a lot of collectors' radars. "Not only do you stand a better chance of scoring one of these collectible tickers, once you do make the final bid, you'll end up with a legitimate piece of horological history."

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Smart Buy:
Seiko Dive Watches

The overbuilt, downright modern cases are still wearable today and are durable enough for everyday use. And then there's the price ... the ubiquitous 6309 that was sold through the 1970s can often be had for a couple hundred bucks.”

Ben Clymer's Tips for Buying Vintage

We asked the Hodinkee founder for a few of his best tips for entering the world of vintage timepieces.

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4/16/14
 
 

Vintage Watch Hunting

 

"What self-respecting watch nerd hasn't spent countless hours trolling eBay for that elusive vintage treasure that no one has discovered?" writes Gear Patrol's Jason Heaton. "While the thrill of watch collecting is in the hunt, enough foiled plans and missed auctions will make anyone gun shy." So the watch-obsessed gents at GP have put together an extensive guide to purchasing old school timepieces on eBay, featuring a strong mix of under dog watches that fly under a lot of collectors' radars. "Not only do you stand a better chance of scoring one of these collectible tickers, once you do make the final bid, you'll end up with a legitimate piece of horological history."

Read more ›
 
 

Smart Buy:
Seiko Dive Watches

The overbuilt, downright modern cases are still wearable today and are durable enough for everyday use. And then there's the price ... the ubiquitous 6309 that was sold through the 1970s can often be had for a couple hundred bucks.”

Ben Clymer's Tips for Buying Vintage

We asked the Hodinkee founder for a few of his best tips for entering the world of vintage timepieces.

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Save: