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 they patented the first alarm wristwatch (now they had changed 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: S100
Movement: Cal 520, with serial nr: 3359642 (date it to 1947/48)
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 33mm without crown
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel No Name "Bonklip"-bracelet
Lug Width: 18mm
Serviced: Yes, according to seller the watch have been serviced recently. No receipt.
This watch have probably seen a lot in its days. The black original dial have develpoed an uniqe "stardust"-effect through the years. The arabic radium index have change character to become more green/brown which contrast beautifully to the yellow chapter ring. The hands have probably been re-lumed at some point.
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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