I'm reletively new to buying vintage watches, its a new interest for me but I'm I am enjoying very much. I have about 10 watches at the moment but I seem to have many problems when buying from eBay and wondering if these issues are normal and maybe I am expecting too much from a vintage watch
So far the issues I've had are:
- Highly inaccurate time keeping, -20 mins / day.
- Watch said was in good condition but had a poorly refinished dial with uneven markers and glue still on face, couldn't see this in the pics as they were bad quality.
- Watch arrived with cracked crystal
- Rotor on automatic loose, rattles and scrapes case when rotating.
Of course I am only buying from sellers with good feedback and I read the descriptions very carefully but it seems really hit and miss even when being careful.
Is this normal or have I just been unlucky or am I expecting a vintage watch to be too perfect?