Buying a Russian Watch on eBay
Updated 3 April 2014 by Editor, RussianWatchGuide.com
Although many buyers purchase Russian watches from official online suppliers like Russia2all or Smirs, others use eBay.
As you might guess, many used, vintage watches are up for auction on eBay. But you can also buy new, modern Russian watch models like the Vostok Amphibia and Vostok-Europe Energia.
But is it safe to purchase a Russian watch on eBay? Are the watches authentic? Are they shipped promptly and received in good condition?
Of course, the answers to these questions depend on the seller.
As with any eBay purchase, start by following eBay's advice on how to buy safely. For example, contact the seller, check the seller's feedback rating, use PayPal, and so forth.
One eBay seller in particular is worth mentioning. The seller is called Zenitar and, at the time of writing, has a positive feedback rating of 100% based on more than 9,400 sales since January 2001. Russian Watch Guide has purchased from Zenitar and had positive experiences. Also, Zenitar has received positive comments on the Watchuseek forum.
In the words of one Watchuseek member, "Zenitar is often the best way to go."
Zenitar ships from Russia and the prices are competitive. However, the store generally doesn't advertise as large a selection as Smirs and some other online stores.
Here's a link to The Zenitar Store.
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