aBlogtoWatch has been producing some buying guides for eBay, and we’ve got a fresh new batch to share. Now, we know that many “watch people” know the ins and outs of how to buy, sell, and trade watches online. However, more casual or beginning people who don’t have the confidence of experience can find themselves overwhelmed, intimidated, and plain stressed out about the process. We hope our guides, which are designed to answer broader questions about watch buying as well as provide watch brand- and model-specific guides, provide a good frame of reference for anyone on the hunt for a timepiece. Click on the images to view the articles on eBay


The world of watches can be a little alienating if you’re not in the position to expend the substantial amount of money it takes to buy a nice mechanical watch, let alone have a collection. We figured we’d really challenge ourselves by asking if you can get a truly quality watch for less than $100. We’ve visited this topic of ways to achieve affordability before by looking at surprisingly affordable watches, buying watches that may need some servicing, looking for good deals on vintage timepieces, going for a Japanese watch rather than Swiss, and even (gasp) quartz watches rather than mechanical.

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We also have “What’s the Deal? The Cartier Tank.”  If you’ll recall, we previously looked at the Omega Speedmaster Automatic in our series dedicated to buying some more affordable (and yes, with compromises) models of costlier watches. And for the real beginner, we present an introductory guide to Breitling.

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A question a lot of people have been asking themselves during graduation season is what is a good watch to get that special grad in your life? It’s a nearly impossible question to answer since so much can vary, but take a look at our guide to get some ideas going. And if you’re going to have a watch that needs to be tougher than just a watch ideal for a college graduate starting in the work world, we explore what are some of the best “beater” watches out there.

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And in the world of “watch buying ephemera” we look at what are some good choices for a “unisex” watch, we explore the bracelet vs. strap dilemma, and take a look at GMT watches. We also look at water resistance ratings, and look at what makes an “appropriate” watch size based on your wrist.

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We’ve been doing these guides for some time now and the library is really growing, so please check out what we have to date over here. Below are a handful of our most popular and useful guides that you may have missed, so check them out as well.


The Most Faked Watch Models


Guide to Buying a Rolex Daytona


Guide to Buying an Omega Speedmaster


Guide to Buying a Hublot Big-Bang Watch

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