Smashing Vintage Eterna Royal Quartz Wristwatch.
A Watch born out of the "Thinnest Watch War" of the late 1970s.
Eterna described its predecessor in 1979, the "Royal Quartz Kontiki" as the "thinnest watch WR to 100m, with calendar and centre seconds....a World Record".
Now I believe this to be a successor of that model and with a thickness of just 5.6mm (approx) including crystal, bezel and case back, it wears wonderful and sleek on the wrist. A nice change to the big lumps that are thrown around these days.
There is a strong suspicion in the Watch World that Gerald Genta designed this Case, though Eterna can neither confirm nor deny this.
With Vintage Eterna Box.
Dating this Watch
I believe this to date to around 1984.
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Great quality Eterna signed ETA 255.411 Quartz Movement with quickset date and hacking seconds.
*New Battery fitted by us at GungaDin Watches*
The Movement is clean and working nicely. We have fitted a new battery. We have not serviced this Movement. It is keeping Great time, most quartz movements from this period were accurate within 10-15 seconds per month. So when the timing does gain\lose a second or so, it is very easy to correct it by using the hacking seconds function.
This item is exempt from our 3 month Warranty scheme.
The piece de resistance of this Watch, is without a doubt the Dial.
Wonderful sort of Ribbon dial with a granite finish that sparkles when it catches the light. This Quality finish reminds me of the Tag HEUER that is currently in stock.
The Dial is in fantastic vintage condition with no marks to report at all!
This is the original Untouched Vintage Dial and what a superb one at that.
THIS IS NOT A REDIAL!!!!
Top Quality all Stainless Steel Case with Bombe lugs.
Wonderfully designed recessed bezel, that has Royal Oak vibes.
The Case is in fantastic condition for its age with no real marks to write home about at all bar a few case opening marks. Original clear sticker still over the Caseback markings to protect them.
Case approx. measures in at:
Diameter with Crown: 34.6mm
End of lug to lug: 36.5mm
Lug Spacing: 18mm
This Case was rated 100m Water resistant back in the Day, it is now a Vintage Timepiece, it has NOT been tested for Water Resistance and if you wish to Submerge this Watch, you will need to have the Watch Professionally Resealed before doing so!!
Hands, Crystal and Crown
Original Hands are in excellent condition.
Original Sapphire Crystal is in very good nick.
Original signed Eterna Crown.
On a new 18mm Condor Green Lizard calf leather strap with steel buckle that compliments the Watch beautifully.
Comes with a Vintage Eterna Watch Box.