I would be very grateful for advice buying a vintage Omega, something like a Geneve or a Seamaster - budget around £500. This would be for my son's 21st birthday at the end of May who is into all things 60's, great fan of Madmen, etc. I am sure that this question has been asked a lot but can't find any recent threads. Some recommended Ebay sellers in the past do not seem to be operating. I have some experience with collecting new watches in that price range, (Seiko, Tissot, Steinhart, Junghans, Certina etc) but never bought a vintage
So first question is whether doable on this budget and without more experience perhaps I should maybe avoid going down this route. If it is possible then I can start doing some more detailed research. Attaching link to watch on Ebay which I felt initially looked promising.
Positives I thought was that it was from the UK, had picture of movement, aged patina, reasonable detailed description and 100% positive feedback. However don't like the fact that no returns are accepted so would pass on that account.
Any general pointers, recommended sellers etc would be most welcome.