An early 1960’s (SN#4,597,351) gents date watch by Eterna (Swiss), this lovely ‘baby Panerai case’ style dress watch has been professionally inspected in-house by Localtime and is ready to join your collection.
The solid steel case (34.25mm or 35.50mm counting the logoed crown at 3h) measures 40.50mm L2L, has a classy thickness of 11.35mm and has been professionally cleaned but not polished, to maintain its original integrity. It is in a lovely vintage condition, is a very classy looker on the wrist and comes in its Eterna box which is in great condition without scuffs or dirt and its hinges work as they should. The silver domed dial and metal stick indices are simply classy. Date window is at 3h and the quickset function is achieved by repeated pulling of the crown. It is carrying an automatic-wind Eterna Cal. 1424UD with 21j and is wearing one of my own ‘Sorrento’ premium glove-grain calf leather straps in chestnut brown (you can see the entire line of these lovely straps in the last photo and they are also listed separately in the store).
As with all the watches we handle in-house, the listed buy-it-now price includes a 6-month written warranty from the time of purchase. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.
Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I mention what has been changed (if anything) on the watch and I include a written warranty with my listed price.
Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches (leather, canvas, suede, rubber) are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.