Norway Watch Fans Warm to Swap Meets

Organizers decided that it worked for cars and antiques, so it would work for watches. In February, their third show, 400 people came.

OSLO, Norway — Of the six watches that Jonas Adolfsen brought to the Oslo Swap Meet — a three-hour event in early February where watch enthusiasts gathered to buy, sell and swap timepieces from their private collections — the one that overwhelmingly drew the most interest was a vintage Ollech & Wajs Mirage III he had bought on eBay in 2021 for $990.

In one half-hour alone, five passers-by plucked the chronograph from Mr. Adolfsen’s collection case. There were questions: Was it an authentic vintage model or a

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