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    Tips on buying common vintage watches

    Hey guys, I've been spending a bit of time on ebay looking at some 40-60 year old watches and was wondering if anybody could offer any advice when buying an older used watches like reputable sellers, sellers known to be moving knock offs, etc.

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    Re: Tips on buying common vintage watches

    Quote Originally Posted by ablar View Post
    Hey guys, I've been spending a bit of time on ebay looking at some 40-60 year old watches and was wondering if anybody could offer any advice when buying an older used watches like reputable sellers, sellers known to be moving knock offs, etc.

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    ' sellers known to be moving knock offs, etc.' i'm a little confused , which sellers are more important to you , the first or the latter!!
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    Re: Tips on buying common vintage watches

    Um, both are important. I'm looking at if there's anybody in particular that I should be avoiding or if any are any with a good reputation.

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    Re: Tips on buying common vintage watches

    People I've bought vintage watches from...

    WatchUSeek & TImeZone:

    Enicar.Racine
    Cubbiepants
    The Bigwatch Guy

    eBay:

    Anticvarius
    Empressissi
    HappyHappy9877
    Holbens Fine Watches
    Palmetto Watch
    Vintage_Hamilton
    TristanZ

    Audemars Piguet Bernhardt Breitling Corum JeanRichard Elgin Eterna Gerald Genta Hamilton
    IWC Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Omega Rolex Seiko Timex Vache
    ron Constantin Zenith

    Horologium manuale meum stitit.


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    Re: Tips on buying common vintage watches

    Quote Originally Posted by TristanZ View Post
    People I've bought vintage watches from...

    WatchUSeek & TImeZone:

    Enicar.Racine
    Cubbiepants
    The Bigwatch Guy

    eBay:

    Anticvarius
    Empressissi
    HappyHappy9877
    Holbens Fine Watches
    Palmetto Watch
    Vintage_Hamilton
    Were these all positive experiences with an authentic product?

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    Re: Tips on buying common vintage watches

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Panerai View Post
    Were these all positive experiences with an authentic product?
    Absolutely.
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    Audemars Piguet Bernhardt Breitling Corum JeanRichard Elgin Eterna Gerald Genta Hamilton
    IWC Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Omega Rolex Seiko Timex Vache
    ron Constantin Zenith

    Horologium manuale meum stitit.


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    Re: Tips on buying common vintage watches

    Quote Originally Posted by TristanZ View Post
    Absolutely.
    Good to know! It's nice to have some sellers you know you can go to when there's wayyy too many frauds on eBay.

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    Re: Tips on buying common vintage watches

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Panerai View Post
    Good to know! It's nice to have some sellers you know you can go to when there's wayyy too many frauds on eBay.
    I buy quite a few vintage watches on eBay. I've been doing so for years, and have studied most of the brands I buy pretty closely. eBay enforcement continues to improve. eBay is totally slanted to protecting the buyer, which is why I buy there. I've seen very little fraud and what little I've seen, eBay, on the whole,has been vigorous about running it down.

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    Re: Tips on buying common vintage watches

    Quote Originally Posted by TristanZ View Post
    People I've bought vintage watches from...

    WatchUSeek & TImeZone:

    Enicar.Racine
    Cubbiepants
    The Bigwatch Guy

    eBay:

    Anticvarius
    Empressissi
    HappyHappy9877
    Holbens Fine Watches
    Palmetto Watch
    Vintage_Hamilton

    +1 for HappyHappy. Great to deal with.

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    Re: Tips on buying common vintage watches

    Buying any vintage watch -even from a reputable seller is never an exact science ablar - lot of homework -and certainly weighing up the purchase cost against servicing and parts [if available ] - doesn't stop us doing it all the same and getting pleasure from it . Welcome to the forum by the way

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