In NOS condition, this black-dialed 1962-1963 Eterna has been professionally inspected in-house by Localtime.
It still has its case back sticker and is wearing its original dark brown leather strap and steel buckle. The polished steel case measures 35mm across and carries an Eterna-Matic 17j Cal. 1412 which is a feast to the eyes. Serial number #4735812 places its production in 1962-1963.
As with all watches that I handle here at Localtime, the listed BIN price will include a written 6-month warranty from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact me for any questions you might have.
Try my Localtime genuine crocodile Italian handmade straps (last photo), listed separately under ‘Accessories & Straps’.
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 include a written warranty with my buy it now price and I always describe what I have changed, if anything, on the watch.
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.