A stainless steel men’s Eterna vintage watch from the 1960’s that is still affordable to most.


From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1961.


If this was by Certina it would be 50% more money, and if it was Longines or Omega it would be double or three times as expensive.  But here we have a Swiss vintage watch by a good maker, that has an in house movement set in a stainless steel case, for under £200.   The real irony is that modern Certina, Longines and Omega watches have all used or still use ETA movements, and the initials ETA come from the spin off company that made ETernA movements like the one found in this watch.

The movement is a 17 jewel calibre 1408U, a well finished manual wind movement that is behind a screw down case back – another sign of quality.  The dial is clean but does have some small areas of damage around the edge- possibly an incorrect crystal was fitted at one time in the past?  We will never know.  the non crown side lugs are both slightly bent inwards, but they are not cracked and are still very secure.  The lugs are also drilled, allowing for easy strap changes.  We have fitted a quality brown leather strap, but this simple three hander watch would look good on any colour.  The watch is keeping good time.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  36.0 mm

Width without crown  34.1 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  41.2 mm

Case Thickness  9.5 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

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