I posted my first thread weeks ago in the main forum, and I have gotten so much help, and have been just browsing on eBay and different websites almost everyday. I've read articles suggesting to "buy" the seller, not the watch. But I have found out that some sellers who sell fake watches are still getting 99+% or even 100% positive feedback. I guess a lot of the buyers (well, it will include me) have no clue that they are getting a fake watch. They are happy as long as the watch is running and looking pretty.
So, my question is, what will be the simplest way to spot fake watches on eBay? My main focus is a vintage chronograph (preferably made prior to the quartz crisis), and my budget is pretty low ($300). I'm not looking for the big brand names like Rolex, Omega, etc. Will that reduce my chance of getting a fake one?
Any feedback will be much appreciated