036 Unusual Eterna Czech military watch from the mid 1930s


Unusual Eterna Czech military watch from the mid 1930s

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Interesting Eterna Military Wrist Watch made for the Czechoslovak Military prior to WWII  and has the most unusual case construction I have ever seen. There are 4 distinct parts to the case, a movement holder/case back, a central case body with lugs, the glass and a securing ring which locks the case back and body together.

The original black dial is signed Eterna and it has heavy luminous numerals, steel skeleton hands with luminous infill and sunken subsidiary seconds dial at the 6 position. The unusual Stainless Steel 3 piece Case has a separate movement holder/caseback and downward facing faceted lugs

The case back is engraved with the inscription, “MAJETEK VOJENSKE SPRAVY”  (which means “Property of Military Affairs”) and the issue number 100343.

The movement is the Eterna Cal. 520 rhodium plated 15 Jewels Movement, with an oversize compensated balance; like most movements of this period, the balance is not shock protected.

The case & dial are both 90% whilst the movement is 95%.

The watch measures 36mm Diam, 43mm lug to lug and is 8.5mm high; it takes a 19mm strap and a heavy sueded dark brown leather strap is fitted to the watch.


£950.00 (approx. $1,375.00 US)