Gift Guide: The Top Authenticated Watches Available On eBay
While the secondary market is filled with various platforms to purchase a timepiece, the costly purchase with no guarantee that you’ll get what you were intending can be intimidating and downright off-putting to many. Therefore, finding a platform that combines selection with trust is paramount.
Positioned to only corner more of the secondary watch market in 2022, eBay has rolled out multiple initiatives to alleviate the stress, including our favorite, the Authenticity Guarantee. Be confident in your gift this season and check out Watchonista’s top eBay listings that are available now and eligible for authentication.
Respect The Crown
At one time or another, most collectors have typed “Rolex” in eBay’s search bar; after all, it has to be one of the most (if not the most) popular watch brands on the platform. Whether you are searching for a Submariner or vintage Explorer, eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee has your grail gift covered. This Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is available now through eBay’s service.
Eligible for non-modified watches over $2,000, eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee service uses a multi-point physical inspection by a third-party authenticator who then ships the authenticated timepiece directly to the customer. eBay guarantees your gift will provide anyone with an authentic smile, such as this two-tone 41mm Rolex Datejust.
Man of Steel
One can never go wrong in gifting a steel watch. By nature, they are versatile and durable, two important factors when choosing a timepiece. However, the striking Grand Seiko Shunbun SBGA413 “Sakura” proves that a steel sports watch can also be elegant.
The Sakura-inspired dial beautifully reflects light, while the inner Spring Drive handles the time with astonishing precision. The SBGA413 is eligible for the Authenticity Guarantee services and available here.
For those wanting a vintage look with modern technology, look no further than the 2014 re-edition of the Omega Speedmaster Mark II.
Complemented with just a few colorful dial details, this is one Speedy you don’t see every Tuesday.
Off the Beaten Path and Under the Christmas Tree
Choosing a watch for the non-conformists in your life can be quite an undertaking. Luckily, eBay has a wide selection of choices, from the formal to the unconventional.
The NOMOS Glashütte Orion Neomatik, for instance, is an ideal choice for a budding horologist. A similar NOMOS Glashütte Neomatik is available now.
Another option for those looking for an unusual watch to gift is the Panerai Luminor Base Logo PAM 774. A recognizable shape that has survived the test of time, this watch can be gifted for holidays to come.
For Your Hype-Bae
With the undeniable hype around the Nautilus and Royal Oak, as well as the near impossibility of getting one at retail, eBay has the acquisition and authentication handled. There is nothing like a Nautilus, and this Patek Philippe Ref. 4700 is one stocking stuffer that steals the show.
When getting a Royal Oak from the secondary market, the obvious priority is determining whether it’s real. But with eBay handling that, your only conundrum will be whether your gift should have diamonds or not.
Sporty and stylish, this automatic 31mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is at the top of many Christmas lists.
Gift the Real Way with eBay
With only a week left to cross off every item on your Christmas lists, eBay should be your go-to destination for a horological-filled holiday. After your purchase, Santa’s sleigh will make a short pit-stop at eBay’s authentication center, and once complete, it will be safely delivered under the tree.
Fill the Yuletide season with a treasured timepiece from one of eBay’s thousands of verified listings. Visit eBay to shop Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and more!
(Photography by Liam O'Donnell)