ETERNA 1930's EARLY WATERPROOF LARGE RECTANGULAR 28MM CASE GILT DIAL HIGH GRADEEterna
For auction is an Eterna Waterproof stainless steel oversized early rectangular case. Firstly lets talk about what Eterna was: a great company (and a heck of a brand name too). They made great quality watches and are very historically important to the evolution of the watch, both in the creation of ball bearings for automatic rotors and branching off ETA to supply movements. This watch pre-dates those things but is very interesting. It has a case back affixed by two screws, an early attempt at waterproofing (it even says it on the dial, something that ended about 15 years after this...the language is now water resistant). Beautiful black and gilt dial has tons of character. Finally it has a great size: 28MM x 40MM is quite a rare size for a rectangular watch from this era.
Ref #: 3231423
Diameter: 28 mm w/out crown, 31 mm w/crown, 39 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 20 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 20 mm strap)
Height: 8 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 39 grams
Movement: Eterna manual wind high grade
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap
Case: STAINLESS STEEL with flared beveled case sides, curved to better fit the wrist, screw in case back affixed with 2 screws
Dial: BLACK with gilt minute track, radium plots with batons at 9 and 3 and an applied 12, the plot at 3 is a little messy but that can happen with radium especially on a watch that is 80+ years old, gold hands
Condition: 8 of 10, the case is in great condition the dial shows some wear on the applied radium luminous but really very nice for a 1930's watch
Box/Papers: Watch Only
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