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: 260
Reference: Caseback nr: 3421166
Year: approx 1944-46
Movement: Caliber 1079H , serial nr: 3281483
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: Hard to know but probably original
Dimensions: 35mm without crown
Strap/Bracelet: New brown leather strap.
Serviced: The watch was serviced during 2022. We leave a warranty of 3 months from date of purchase.
This dial is really something! Pumpkin muffins dots, orion index (3-6-9) and a two tone configuration - this got it all. And all is package in a big 35 mm case.
The case and caseback got some scratches and signs of wear but is very well preserved with clear lines and still sharp ends.
Sold as "serviced”!
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