Alright, I was told to get opinions on this site before buying anything and I tried to follow that advice. However, this site was down and I'm surfing ebay early in the morning. The guy wants $1500 OBO for a watch. I made a very low offer like I had done for a lot of Pateks and been ignored or rejected. The guy accepts my offer.
So, a few days later I wearing the watch and I think it is sharp. I just wanted comments or opinions and/or someone tell me that I am an idiot. Eventually, I will still purchace my vintage Patek, but that will be on hold for now as at least I have a dress watch. I have to say that the watch looks even cleaner in person than in the pictures:
This vintage 1960s Le Coultre Master Mariner 14k solid gold mans high grade automatic mans wrist watch has an excellent case and a very good original dial with some slight aging at the outer perimeter between the 8 and 1 solid gold raised markers. Keeping excellent time, with the date functioning perfectly. Case measures 39 by 35 mm excluding the Le coultre marked crown. I have added a new brown stitched leather band and a new reflector crystal to this extremely fine timepiece.
I am an expert watchmaker and jeweler with over 25 years experience. However I do not have the time to expertly go though every vintage timepiece I acquire. These are mostly vintage watches and there is no warrantee the watch will keep exact time or be water resistant. Every watch is sold as is where is. As any fine watch it may require service by your local watchmaker.