An early Eterna-matic, in an oversized stainless steel case and with a linen dial complimented with gold hour markers.


From the serial number on the watch movement we can date this watch to being made in 1950.


This is an early example of the 1249T movement, which was Eterna’s first men’s automatic movement to feature the five ball bearings to help the rotor spin.  This development was so important that Eterna changed their logo to the 5 ball bearings, and on this watch the 3, 6 and 9 markers also look to be ball bearings.  The cream dial has a textured, linen effect which does show some marks but not many.  The other arrowhead markers and the 12, as well as the hands, show no tarnishing and may be gold.  The stainless steel case is highly desirable, especially at this size which is large for the time.  A brand new lizard calf strap has been fitted.

Please see the HD video below for more detail.


Width with crown  37.2 mm

Width without crown  34.5 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  42.0 mm

Bracelet maximum length    n/a

Thickness  10.5 mm

All sizes are approximate


£ Sold  including 3 months guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.