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Gents 1970 Eterna-Matic 1000 Automatic Wristwatch

Ref: LA66591

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Description

This is a Gents 1970 Eterna-Matic 1000 automatic wristwatch which has a 1488K automatic movement which is working nicely. The movement is fully signed and the serial number 5,999,330 which dates it back to 1970.

The watch measures 34.5mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the lugs. The case is gold capped which means a luxuriously thick layer of gold has been applied to the fronts of the lugs and the bezel is solid 14ct gold. There is a little marking to the screw-on case back, where the back has been removed in the past, but overall the condition is very nice for a 1970 piece.

The winding crown has the five ball bearings logo. In 1948, Eterna introduced their automatic movement which contained five strategically placed ball bearings which made the movement very efficient and significantly reduced friction and resistance on the oscillating weight that wound the mainspring. This reduced the wear and tear on internal parts, increasing the watch’s accuracy and useful life. The watch was probably Eterna’s most famous and it was in fact so successful that Eterna adopted the image of five ball bearings as its corporate logo.

The lens is in good condition.

The signed dial, again with the five ball bearings logo, is in its original finish… there is some discolouration to the finish but still very easy to read the time. Quick set date (set by repeatedly pulling the crown).

A new leather strap has been fitted.

The watch will be sent in a new presentation box.

All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch.

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Declaration

The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the Gents Eterna-Matic 1000 Automatic Wristwatch (LA66591) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1970.

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