Buy It Now: 4 watches to snatch up from eBay and their “What’s Trending” September sale ending today Buy It Now: 4 watches to snatch up from eBay and their “What’s Trending” September sale ending today

Buy It Now: 4 watches to snatch up from eBay and their “What’s Trending” September sale ending today

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Whether due to the pandemic, or the nuances of sourcing pieces at retail, many watch buyers look to buy from a distance online in favor of making a deal in the metal. It is also the medium where informed buyers can find the best deals, whether pre-owned, or even new, at a discount. Seasoned collectors will caution newcomers to the dangers of buying online, but the e-commerce marketplace for watches is becoming a safer means of acquiring pieces thanks to platforms like eBay and their new Authenticity Guarantee program for watches listed at, or expected to sell above, $2,000 USD. eBay really has their ear to the ground in the watch space, and are working to make the watch buying experience on their platform better than ever. In their commitment to upping the quality of their listings and offerings, eBay has been holding a “What’s Trending” sale throughout the month of September. Before the sale closes tonight, we wanted to take a moment to showcase 4 watches to snatch up from the sale before it ends.

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Omega Speedmaster Chronograph Tokyo 2020 Limited Edition ref. 522.20.42.30.06.001

The Omega Speedmaster is an iconic collector chronograph with a storied history tied to its usage in outer space – notably the watch worn when NASA astronauts landed on the moon. But if your personality requires a bit more flair, this 2,020 piece limited edition twist, created in honor of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, may be the Speedmaster for you. The grey pie pan dial has a nice sunburst finish, and the contrast of the Sedna™ gold accents of the hands, applied Omega logo, applied hour markers, and chapter rings of the registers really come alive against it. You also have accents of gold with the chronograph pushers, crown, and the bezel ring. Its green anodized aluminum tachymeter insert with Sedna™ gold toned scale further elevates the play with color – overall a fun Speedmaster that, while colorful, is true to the roots of its build. Considering the limited edition watch is listed as no longer available on Omega’s site, this may be your best bet in purchasing it – with complete box and papers as well.

Price: $9,950 USD or best offer (pre-owned)

Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad Limited Edition 5008D-1130-B64A

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The Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad Limited Edition is a tribute to the brand’s famed Fifty Fathoms that proudly boasted the fact that it did not use any radioactive compounds to increase the visibility of the diver. Limited editions of Blancpain divers are hot commodities in today’s marketplace, and the 500 pcs. sold quick. They also have the added benefit of speaking to a wider spectrum of wrists, taking on a smaller 40.3mm case diameter reserved for limited editions. There is a lot at offer here, with a 40.3mm x 13.23mm stainless steel case, 300 meters of water-resistance secured by a screw-down crown, sapphire timing bezel insert, and 1151 caliber with 100 hours of power reserve. This listing has the added benefit of being new with tags, box, and papers.

Price: $26,700.00 USD or best offer (new with tags)

Rolex Submariner Date ref. 116610LN

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Now discontinued, if it wasn’t already almost impossible to source a Rolex Submariner Date ref. 116610LN at retail it certainly is now. This means that the secondary market is the only avenue to purchase this coveted diver, and with many replicas and counterfeits flooding the marketplace you want to make sure a secondary Rolex purchase is as safe as possible. With this listing, you fortunately have two layers of security at play here. First, this eBay listing is actually from WatchBox, a reputable pre-owned vendor, and second, assuming you are a USA buyer, you have the eBay Authenticity Guarantee program a your disposal. The watch apparently comes with box and papers, as well as time remaining on the factory warranty – a huge added value.

Price: $13,450.00 USD or best offer (pre-owned)

Rolex Milgauss ref. 116400GV

If you want an under-the-radar Rolex, you go for the Explorer. But if you want one the most distinct and different models in the catalogue, yet still deeply rooted in Rolex history, then you may want to check out the Milgauss. Born from a desire to have a robust timepiece highly resistant against magnetism, the Milgauss is not necessarily the biggest name in the Rolex range today. However, as a stainless steel Rolex it is still a challenge to source at retail. Buyers have been drawn to the Milgauss thanks to its playful lightning bolt second hand and green colored sapphire crystal. For a usually tame manufacture, this is arguably one the most playful stainless steel designs in the catalogue. But it also means business, with a Superlative Chronometer in-house movement and, of course, its anti-magnetic build.

Price: $11,823.99 (new with tags)

These are just four of nearly five hundred listings from the “What’s Trending” sale, so to see all of the watches available click here before the sale closes.

Made in partnership with eBay. However, the opinions expressed in this article are our own in accordance with our Editorial Policy.

Editor’s Note: Items that are listed on eBay.com from sellers located in Japan, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, South Korea and Italy for delivery to a buyer located within the US are eligible for Authenticity Guarantee – check back for additional countries to be added. However, items that ship to a buyer address outside the continental U.S. are not eligible for the service.