With a double signed dial by Eterna and Garrard, and an inscription from Ford, you have three great names in one watch story.


From the hallmark on the inside of the case back shows this case was assayed in London in 1963.  But the more obvious dating reference is the inscription from Ford on the outside of the case back.  It wasn’t unusual for massive companies like Ford, ICI and others to buy large batches of gold watches ready to give to loyal employees, and they would sit in safes until the correct time had passed – in this case 30 years.


Here we have a good watch brand, a great retailer and even a strong connection to Ford motor company, so this is a great combination.  Garrard are the Crown Jewellers, but in essence they had Eterna make the case, movement and dial to their or Ford’s specifications.  You get the Eterna manual wind calibre 1475K movement, set into a 9k gold case and the dial is double signed with both Eterna and Garrard names.  The case back is screw down – always a nice thing to spot on a gold case as it takes more gold to do that, so you know not every penny was being counted when this was commissioned – and after 30 years work nor should Ford have cut costs!  The watch has been worn, hopefully by Mr DuBock, and as the case has not been polished you will see marks.  The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

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

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Width with crown  36.7 mm

Width without crown  34.0 mm

Between lugs  17 mm

Lug to lug length  39.2 mm

Case Thickness  10.1 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.