A nice Eterna-Matic from circa 1964 with original dial, that has just had a new plexiglass and quality leather strap fitted.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the case back we can date this watch to being produced circa 1964. We have also included an copy of an advert from the 1963 catalogue to support this date.
Eterna are a vastly underrated company, and for more information on this interesting firm please have a look at this knowledgible website Eterna-Fanatic
This stainless steel example features the in house calibre 1412UD movement, with automatic winding (including the five ball bearing rotor, an Eterna invention that also makes up their logo). The calendar function ticks over nicely, but does not have a quick set facility. The new plexiglass shows of the dial nicely, and the grey Hirsch strap could be changed for a black or brown leather strap if you prefer – one picture shows all three choices side by side. The original crown is signed, the seal on the screw down case back replaced and in all this is a very nice example. Because of the thin bezel, the watch wears slightly bigger than the sizes suggest.
Please see the HD video below for more detail.
Width with crown 35.2 mm
Width without crown 33.1 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 40.1 mm
Bracelet maximum length n/a
Thickness 10.6 mm
All sizes are approximate
£249 including 3 months guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.
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