This Eterna is not working and very dirty, but looks to be in decent original condition.
Lovely movement decoration.
Dial and hands removed.
Winding/setting mechanism with setting lever spring removed.
The first generation Eterna Matic movements can easily be recognised by the two different sized reverser wheel.
If you remember the super complicated Helvetia this autowinder is much more simple consisting of two intermediate wheels and two reverser wheels.
Plenty of dirt! I also find a case clamp screw lodge in the gear train.
The balance staff has been reduced to dust and needs replacing.
This watch has been dirty for a long time!
Movement after a badly needed clean and ready to be put back together.
New balance staff fitted to the balance and being tested that it swings freely.
Mainspring in the clean barrel.
Here you can see the gear train layout before fitting the train bridge.
Almost back together, clean and nice!
Setting/winding mechanism, the finish and decoration are very good all over this movement.
Aesthetically, Eterna has some of the most beautiful automatic movements.
Back from it’s long sleep and preforming well.
Dial and hands back on the movement. Some light patina, but overall very good condition!
Movement back in the case looking great!
I love the simple design of this watch, it tells you the time with no fuss!
Yep happy with that!
Another success! Beautiful watch? Mitka, what approximate year would the watch be?
This would be early 1950’s is my guess.
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