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Date/Report Number …..010113.FN21HY.04 Item:  1958 ETERNA MATIC AUTOMATIC BALL BEARING ROTOR.
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1958 ETERNA MATIC AUTOMATIC BALL BEARING ROTOR. SIGNED  ETERNA MATIC SWISS MADE 17 JEWEL SHOCK DEVICE ADJUSTED 2 POSITIONS SHOCK RESIST SCREW BALANCE AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $795.00


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VINTAGE
1958
ETERNA MATIC
AUTOMATIC
BALL BEARING ROTOR
GENTS DRESS WORK DINNER WATCH

33 x 41

WITH

SIGNED
ETERNA MATIC
SWISS MADE
17 JEWEL
SHOCK DEVICE
ADJUSTED 2 POSITIONS
SHOCK RESIST
SCREW BALANCE
AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT

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Eterna is a Swiss watch company founded in Grenchen, Canton Solothurn on the 7th of November 1856 by Dr Josef Girard and Urs Schild. They initially specialized in producing pocket watches with alarms. In 1906 the company name changed from U. Schild to Eterna. In 1908 they became the first company to produce an alarm wristwatch. The movement production part of the company eventually became ETA SA.

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By 1932 Eterna had set up a subsidiary company, ETA, to make movements for itself and other Swiss watch companies.  This same year Theodore retired and handed over the control of the company to his nephew Rudolf Schild. Although retired, Theodore remained on the board of directors until his death in 1950.

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Eterna produced many innovations in their history, the smallest production wristwatch with a Baguette movement in 1930, an 8 day alarm watch in the 1930√Ę‚‚¨‚„Ęs and their first automatic watch in 1938.

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Probably the most famous Eterna watch was their Eterna-matic. This watch was launched in 1948 with a ladies version, and THEN a MAN'S version in 1949. The design of the automatic winding was one of Eterna√Ę‚‚¨‚„Ęs greatest designs. The weight runs on small ball bearings making it very efficient, hence the trademark of 5 ball bearings.

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1958 BALL BEARING ROTOR
SHOCK DEVICE
ADJ 2 POS
17 JEWEL
RARE
ETERNA SIGNED ROTOR
2 TONE FINISH
GOLD FILLED

ETERNA


AUTOMATIC

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THIS
ETERNA MATIC IS SHOCK RESISTANT
AND
POWERS ITSELF
WITH A
5 BALL BEARING ROTOR

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THE NEAR FLAWLESS CASE IS GOLD FILLED

IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE FACT THAT
SOME PAST OWNER USED A STEEL STRETCH BRACELET
THAT MARKED UP THE INNER SIDES OF THE LUGS
IT WOULD BE FLAWLESS


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THE
BLACK GLOSS & GOLD DIAL
IS FLAWLESS


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THIS MODEL WAS PERHAPS
THE ENVIOUS MODEL
FOR IT CAUSED ENVY WHENEVER WORN

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THE FIVE BALL BEARING
TRADEMARK

CAN BE VIEWED WITH EASE
THE CIRCULAR SECONDS DOTS ARE WONDERFUL

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WE INSTALLED A
HAND MADE
LEATHER STRAP.

OTHER FLAVORS AND TYPES
ARE AVAILABLE
INCLUDING DEPLOYMENTS
BE SURE TO ASK
BEFORE YOU INVEST

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THIS CASE HAS A THICK GOLD FILLED FINISH

AND IT LOOKS LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS

AND HAS LASTED FLAWLESS
FOR 55 WEARING YEARS

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NOTE THAT THE LINES ARE PERFECT

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THE DOMED CRYSTAL
COVERS A DOMED DIAL
THAT FITS ON
A SPECIALLY DOMED MOVEMENT

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CRYSTAL IS ORIGINAL

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ORIGINAL CRYSTAL IS ACRYLIC

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NOTE THE RE-ILLUMINATED
ILLUMINATION DOTS
AT EVERY MARKER

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I DID SAY THE ORIGINAL GOLD
FILLED CASE IS EXTRAORDINARY

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BLACK & GOLD

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SUPER DRESS WATCH
BUSINESS MEETINGS
DINNER FOR ONE WILL BECOME TWO

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STEEL CASE BACK

SIGNED
1OK GOLD FILLED
STAINLESS STEEL BACK

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COMPLETE OVERHAUL

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ETERNA
1414U
1958

Features
Automatic
Sweep Second
Ball Bearing Rotor
Adjustable 2 Positions
Shock Device
17 Jewels

Data
f = 18000 A/h
Power Reserve 47h

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CONDITION
-FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION-
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME


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