Occasionally when I have a moment off I browse eBay. Recently I've stumbled upon several 'vintage' high end watches. They tend to be converted pocket watches from 1900-1950 with very little background information. Now even this isn't too odd, but the frequency brands like Breguet, Patek and VC tend to turn up, makes me suspect something fishy.
Since I don't want to accuse any sellers of offering fake or dubious items I'll post an image:
They tend to start at $0,99. I've seen most go for $500-$2000. I have a tough time believing that Breguets from that era would show up that frequently and for such a risky low price. Either someone has found a tremendous load of pocket watches from A+ brands and decided to convert them all into watches (there's 2-3 regular sellers), or someone with bad intentions decided to capitalise on niche market watch brands.
I apologise if this has been discussed already. Also if these watches are genuine (I'm no vintage expert by any means), I apologise for insinuating any foul play. But with the immense counterfeit market out there, it's better to be safe than sorry.