With a case diameter just a shade under 37mm, this is a big vintage wristwatch with a robust steel case. Stylistically, the watch is strongly influenced by the designs of military watches used during the Second World War. Indeed, the watch’s rugged design is reinforced by the manufacturer’s engraved detailing to the case back which advertises the watch as shock proof, waterproof and anti-magnetic (please note the watch is no longer waterproof). These ways of protecting the watch’s movement would have been important considerations when the watch was purchased new, and highlighting their presence was obviously intended to assist the retailer when showing the watch to prospective purchasers.
A large and good looking vintage watch, there is very even oxidation across the dial surface and some light scuffs and scratches to the case.
[M] Eterna calibre 852 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, shock absorber
[D] silvered dial, black Arabic numerals, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, outer minute track, blued steel feuille hands
[C] large steel circular case with polished faceted bezel, the tops of the lugs and case sides with satin finish, down-turned lugs, screw-down case back with manufacturer’s engraved watch details for anti-magnetism, shock resistance, water-resistance, metal and serial
[S] case, dial and movement signed.
36.5mm diameter excluding winding crown
44mm length including lugs
11mm depth to centre of crystal
19mm strap width/lug gauge
One Year Guarantee – this watch has been serviced
Black Bough box, Black Bough certificate