Eterna steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1941
A steel mid-size manually wound wristwatch with two-tone black/grey dial
A fabulous looking vintage wristwatch, this mid-sized model has a wonderful two-tone dial with grey centre and black rim. All tracks, signatures and hands have a gilded finish – there is very light and even oxidation to the dial’s surface. The steel case has slim faceted lugs and a chamfered bezel.
Eterna’s history goes back to 1856 when the company was founded in Grenchen under the name “Girard & Schild”. The company has a long and rich history and most notably founded the famous ebauches maker ETA. When Ebauches SA was formed in 1932, Eterna was split into two companies: Eterna S.A. for the production of precision wristwatches and ETA S.A. for the manufacture of ebauches, as an affiliate of Ebauches SA.
[M] Eterna calibre 1020S manually wound movement, lever escapement, 16 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH [D] two-tone dial with grey centre, black chapter ring with painted gilded Arabic numerals and track for minutes/seconds, gilded hands, signed Eterna and Fab Suisse to the base [C] steel case with polished chamfered bezel, satin finish to the case sides and sides of the lugs, satin finished snap-on case back [S] case, dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 30.5mm
Length including lugs: 37mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 16.5mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough fitted box will accompany this watch.