On 7 November 1856, Dr. Joseph Girard and Urs Schild founded Dr. Girard & Schild. During the 1870 there watches was built entirely in-house. The company continued to be at the leading edge of watch development, and in 1908 it patented the first alarm wristwatch (now they had changed the name to Eterna).
Eterna have produced many innovations in their time: the smallest production wristwatch with a Baguette movement in 1930, an eight-day alarm watch in the 1930s and their first automatic watch in 1938.
In 1948, Eterna advanced self-winding watch technology with the development of the Eterna-matic automatic movement. The use of five strategically placed ball bearings 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.
Object nr: 76
Reference: Caseback nr: 2868624
Year: approx 1951
Movement: Caliber 520, serial nr: 2953870
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: Hard to know but probably original
Dimensions: 33mm without crown
Strap/Bracelet: Black leather strap.
This dial is an original black dial that have aged beautifully. The hands and index are original and in amazing vintage condition. This watch have aged with pride! The case is very nice. The caseback got some scratches and signs of wear.
We got no service history of the watch but everything works without problems, good timekeeping and long power reserve.
Sold "as it is”!
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