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).
Eterna produced many innovations in their history: 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: 21
Reference: Caseback nr: 3365061
Movement: Caliber 520, serial nr: 3423274
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: Hard to know but probably original
Dimensions: 34mm without crown
Strap/Bracelet: New brown leather strap. This strap is possible to buy; navigate to accessories
Lug Width: 18mm
This dial is one of a kind. The dial is in amazing condition despite its age, the numerals got a smooth and complete patina and the blueish hand got a nice brown patina. This watch have aged with pride!
The case is very nice and so is the teardrops lugs. The backcase got some scratches and signs of wear but the overall condition report is: Amazing and Stunning!
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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