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 change the name to Eterna).
In 1948, Eterna advanced the 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: S101
Movement: Famous cal 852 with serial nr: 3370774 (date it to 1948)
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 36.4mm without crown
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel flexi bracelet
Lug Width: 18mm
Serviced: Yes, according to seller the watch have been serviced recently.
Lovely movement in a lovely watch! There are two types of Eterna 852 calibers: The 852 S and the 852 C. These letters refer to the placement of the seconds hand. Here you got an amazing cal 852 with a central seconds hand, and in this case the original one that often is replaced - the red lacquer-tipped seconds hand. The movement is, as you can see in very good condition and have been, according to the owner, serviced lately.
The dial is one of a kind, an original radium dial in a lovely vintage condition. The numerals got a smooth and complete patina and the hands got a nice brown patina. This watch have aged with pride!
The crystal and case got some signs of use but no deep scratches or deep dings.
Sold "as WOFS Sales Mission”!
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