Finally in our new house... boxes out of storage and some sort of normality is coming back to my life.....
I did have a few casualties, notably, one of my Borgels left my possession - but it went to a perfect new custodian! However, over the passed year I did dip my toe in the bay every now and then.... 1 new borgel and many Eterna later, I thought I would start with this one.
I dont have great pics and the watch does need some work/cleaning... not unpacked everything yet. I picked this up in a job lot and will sell the other watches to make this watch free.
With a love of Eterna and early wrist watches, this was too much for me to pass on, as its not easy to find Eterna's from this period. There was no clear info in the listing as to its age, but I contacted Eterna with both the case and movement number, along with a few pics... I was told:
Case No: 18665062 Movement No: 913708
Movement: Cal. 13’’’ – 87
This was a lot earlier than expected and I have not found any reference to their 13 Ligne (87 cal).... not that I have had much time to do some research. As mentioned in another thread, there are basic tables that can be used to date Eterna serial number... I gave this as an example.
The earlier part of that table (seen below) does appear to conflict with Eterna's records when looking at my watch.
It may be possible (speculation) that the 13''' movement was produced earlier and cased in 1913.... I dont know. Either way, Eterna appeared to have a match for the movement and case together... its an interesting (to me) Eterna....
If anyone has any info, It would be appreciated.