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eBay Announces “Watch From Home Week,” Gives Enthusiasts an Inside Look at the World’s Finest Timepieces

By: eBay News Team

The week-long event invites watch aficionados to discover the rich history and fine details of watches from top brands including Rolex, Omega and more.

In a year unlike any other, watch enthusiasts are looking for new ways to connect and celebrate all things in the world of horology, from interesting watch stories to connecting with other watch fans. This summer, eBay is unveiling “Watch from Home Week” (WFHW), the marketplace’s first-ever dedicated luxury watch takeover for its global community of timepiece collectors. Debuting on July 13 at 2pm ET/11am PT on eBay’s YouTube channel, WFHW is an exploration of some of the world’s finest watches handpicked by top collectors and a look at what makes them tick.

Headlining the week is eBay’s new “Dialed In” video series, which features preeminent watch experts in the field breaking down the most popular watch categories — Chronograph, Dive and Dress watches. Highlighting iconic models such as the Omega Speedmaster, Rolex Submariner and Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso, each episode is hosted by watchmaker and horologist Nicholas Manousos. Industry insiders and tastemakers Brian Sacawa, Matt Hranek and more join Manousos, diving into what makes these timepieces unique and collectible, while sharing tips on general watch care and what to look for when buying vintage watches on eBay.

In addition to the “Dialed In” series, eBay is turning over its Instagram to international luxury watch and lifestyle influencer, Anish Bhatt, best known as @WatchAnish, to host an @eBay IG Live takeover at 12pm ET/9am PT on July 14. He’ll answer questions from fans, share his own purchasing tips and discuss favorites from his watch collection.

The eBay “Watch From Home Week” full schedule is as follows: 

  • Mon. 7/13, 2pm ET / 11am PT: Dialed In: Chronographs- Omega Speedmaster featuring Matt Hranek

  • Tues. 7/14, 12pm ET/ 9am PT: eBay IG Live Takeover with WatchAnish

  • Wed. 7/15, 2pm ET / 11am PT: Dialed In: Dive Watches:-Rolex Submariner featuring Kat & Katlen

  • Fri. 7/17, 2pm ET / 11am PT: Dialed In: Dress Watches-Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso featuring Brian Sacawa

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Summer Luxury Watch Trends

Summer calls for a reliable, stylish dive watch to make a splash. eBay turned to its shoppers to determine the hottest dive watches and trends this season across eBay’s wide selection of inventory, including top name-brands like Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Patek Philippe, Cartier and more. Trends include:1

Most Wanted Dive Watches 

  • Rolex Submariner

  • Panerai Luminor

  • Rolex Sea-Dweller

  • Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Automatic

  • Omega Seamaster 300 CK 2913-8 SC

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre E859 Diver Polaris

Top 5 Most Wanted Rolex Styles 

  • Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Gold

  • Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

  • Rolex Pearlmaster

  • Rolex GMT Master II

  • Rolex Day-Date President

Top 5 Most Wanted Omega Models 

  • Omega De Ville Central Tourbillon First Edition

  • Omega Speedmaster Trilogy 60th Anniversary Edition

  • Omega Seamaster Trilogy 60th Anniversary Edition

  • 1966 Omega Speedmaster 105.012-65

  • Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Edition

Top 5 Most Wanted Jaeger-LeCoultre Models 

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB2 Q2032540

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Lunar Calendar

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph Q1538530

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris E859 Diver

Top 5 Most Wanted Panerai Models

  • Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950

  • Panerai Ferrari Perpetual Calendar FER0016

  • Panerai Radiomir GMT

  • Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00974

  • Panerai Submersible Bronzo PAM00968

Top 10 Luxury Watch Brands

  • Rolex

  • Omega

  • Breitling

  • Patek Philippe

  • Cartier

  • Audemars Piguet

  • Panerai

  • Hublot

  • TAG Heuer

  • IWC

To check out eBay’s Dialed In series, visit @eBay’s YouTube channel and for eBay’s selection of luxury watch inventory and shop the episodes, visit eBay.com/LuxuryWatches.

Watches By The Numbers

  • A watch is sold every 5 seconds on eBay 

  • There are over 150,000 on average daily live listings for luxury watches

  • eBay sold over 2 million watches in 2019 with nearly 8 million watches sold over the past three years

1Data is based on U.S. eBay sales data from Jan. 2019 - July 7, 2020