A very nice example of a very nice watch, this Eterna-Matic 1000 is 6x signed and highly original.  Model reference 406 FT.


From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1967.


This Eterna-Matic 1000 may have spent the majority of its life in the box.  As well as being signed on the case, dial, movement and crown it is also signed on the buckle and the acrylic crystal.  The last two items on that list are high wear and often lost over time, replaced with generic parts, so that is very good news.  The movement is the Eterna 1479K, an automatic in house calibre which is very clean and was also introduced in 1967.  The case is plated with twenty microns of gold, twice the usual standard, and there is only wear on the tips of the lugs.  There is some tarnish around the bezel that we have left, as is shows the watch has not been used much – this wipes off with a jewellers cloth in seconds and we can do that for you if you wish.  The leather strap is nearly new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation boxes, and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  37.2 mm

Width without crown  34.3 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  38.9 mm

Case Thickness  9.8 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

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.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.