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: 333
Reference: Caseback nr: 3586525
Movement: cal. 12740
Material: Stainless steel
Crown: Unsigned crown
Dimensions: 35mm without crown
Strap/Bracelet: New brown leather strap.
Serviced: Serviced and under warranty until 2022-12-31
This dial is really something! Pumpkin muffins dots, arabic numerals (3-6-9-12) and a two tone configuration - this got it all. The original dial have developed a brown-ish patina. All package in a big 35 mm case.
The case (beefy lugs) and caseback got some scratches and got signs of wear as you can see in the photos. The case is very ”present” at the wrist with the beefy lugs design.
The movement is professional serviced and ready to be used in many years.
Sold as "serviced”! Warranty until 2024-03-01
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