Buying a vintage watch is obviously your first step in the vintage watch experience. Sadly, it is also the most dangerous step. Most sellers that offer watches are either reputable dealers or enthusiastic collectors that are looking to trade in their watch. Unfortunately, some sellers lack the knowledge required to judge their watch. Other sellers misrepresent their watch on purpose. If you are not careful you could buy a watch that isn’t original or that requires expensive maintenance. There are a lot of ”frankenwatches” out there, with parts that are real, and others that are fake. Plenty of vintage watches also have remade dials. We have made a guide to help you judge the condition and originality of your watch in order to ensure you get the best deal.