Run Away. Run Away quickly. There is a reason why every post on Timezone calls Ebay "Eprey". The thieves abound and they have all the advantages. With vintage watches you have the condition issue-- the better vintage watches these days sell at retail jewelers (I paid $500 for a 1924 rose gold Wakmann chronograph at a Main Street jeweler), so there has to be a reason why the watch is on Eprey. That reason is usually a condition or originality defect. The most common is that the jeweler takes in a piece with a rusted solid movement (remember it doesn't take much to ruin a movement when the gears have teeth .008 inches thick), replaces it with a $25 mechanical generic movement from LaRose, and closes the case back up. The movement has swiss ebauche markings and real jewels, etc., but it's not corect for that piece. Sometimes the jeweler can transfer a marked bridge to even give the movement a marking. Sometimes you'll find a white nylon spacer ring inside, but lots of real period pieces have those too. Other times the hands will be too new. But you have to be very, very, very good to know the difference. With new high-grade watches you now have a HUGE amount of energy going into fakery-- some of the latest Breitling and Rolex fakes are so good it's absolutely terrifying. We're talking marked mechanical movements, very good silkscreening, and case castings (in zinc, which feels about as heavy as steel, and takes a nice plating) that are taken from genuine pieces. I was suckered into a fake Rolex Oyster band two years ago at a watch show. I looked it over with a 10X loupe, reviewed it with three other highly knowledgeable sellers for nearly an hour, and finally bit. It had slotted screw heads, the full rollmarks (USA-- suggesting that it was a middle period band, as would be correct for that style), proper polish contrast, a fliplock, and marked endpieces. The best darned fake band I've ever seen. That's just the BAND. I also bought a Corum Admiral's Cup at a pawnshop in Colorado five years ago that had a fully marked movement, accurate bezel screws, a marked crown, and a picture-perfect metal bracelet. I paid very little, but decided that on the 50% chance it might be genuine I couldn't afford not to pay $80. I also reasoned that Corum was not a brand highly likely to be faked, since the yobs don't know about it. Under magnification and chemical testing it turned out to be fraudulent, but the amount of imitative energy put into this piece was unbelievable. Remember that you have ZERO legal protections. Paypal only cares that you got something in the box. Even in your own state, you would bear the burden of proving it was a fake-- an impossible task. I would love to see the expression on the face of a state's attorney, too, as you outline why he should waste his time on a criminal prosecution built around your expensive watch purchased eyes wide open on Ebay. Out of state, fuggedaboudit.