I recently picked up an old Eterna matic cetenaire chronometer.
When it arrived the rotor that winds the movement had separated into two pieces , but the watch ran If I wound it. Luckily last week I picked up a second hand rotor assembly off ebay and everything is working fine.
It's also missing the second hand and would like to know if these are fairly generic, or do I have to source an Eterna specific hand?
From what I can gather the Centenaire was introduced in 1956 to celebrate 100 years of Eterna, and I think my watch is a little later, but I don't know how to date it exactly. Are there any lists of serial numbers out there?
The other thing I was wondering about was the Chronometer bit.These seem to be a little rarer and is the cal 1429u movement any different or is it just regulated to a better degree?
Anyway, on to the all important photos that I know you guys love!
The face is still in good condition.
The movement, a cal 1429u, serial number 4343663
The case serial number is between the lugs ( 3971136)
And lastly the caseback.
Thanks in advance for any info on this watch.