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    Hoverta

    Hey Cats,

    I was offered a trade for my Eterna Matic 1000 today. It's very similar to mine case design wise with an identical case back, it also has the same movement. It's a gold topper with 14k bonded to stainless steel much like you'd see with vintage Omega and such.
    It's a beautiful watch with a gorgeous dial and in my opinion nicer than mine.

    He seemed really charged up about my piece and offering what he's offering gives me pause.

    It's there something he knows about my watch that I'm missing.

    Strange really.

    I told him I'd think about it.

    Any thoughts folks?

    Here's my watch.





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    Re: Hoverta

    Perhaps he likes the Bowater logo very much Bowater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Hmm, puzzler. 'Course you're down in Bowater country (sort of - my Dad used to be in pulp and paper and we spent many summer vacations baking in the car and waiting for him to finish his visits to mills down your way), so as Marrick says, maybe you've got someone with a sentimental side on your hands. Did he smell of sulphur, by chance? A local joke, not a Satanist one.

    The 1000 is a fine watch, but I personally would be tempted as heck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habitant View Post
    Hmm, puzzler. 'Course you're down in Bowater country (sort of - my Dad used to be in pulp and paper and we spent many summer vacations baking in the car and waiting for him to finish his visits to mills down your way), so as Marrick says, maybe you've got someone with a sentimental side on your hands. Did he smell of sulphur, by chance? A local joke, not a Satanist one.

    The 1000 is a fine watch, but I personally would be tempted as heck.
    I'm tempted alright but I should bring my wrench and have a look at his watch before I make the trade. Looked Hoverta up, not many watch pictures showed up in my Googling so it may be a good thing for sure.

    I'll update on what happens.

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    Well, the movement's king, it would be interesting to know what's inside, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habitant View Post
    Well, the movement's king, it would be interesting to know what's inside, eh?
    And this just in! Now he wants this, I just got it back today as a treat from a friend. Once I told him about an old flame coming back to the collection he said "I want that instead!"



    The Seiko is a nos in box stunner but I doubt it meets the Hovertas value.

    Interesting events in my watch world right now

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    I like Seikos
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    I'd like to see an image of the Hoverta (or did I miss it somehow?) Basically, there's little to top your Eternamatic - I own a 2000, and am after both a 1000 and a 3000 (on a 'come time, come watch'-basis )

    I find the forest products connection interesting - I bought my Franken-Omega for the movement and the colorful dial with the McMillan-Bloedel logo Seems foresters were particular generous with jubilee watches in the 1960s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat1960 View Post
    I'd like to see an image of the Hoverta (or did I miss it somehow?) Basically, there's little to top your Eternamatic - I own a 2000, and am after both a 1000 and a 3000 (on a 'come time, come watch'-basis )

    I find the forest products connection interesting - I bought my Franken-Omega for the movement and the colorful dial with the McMillan-Bloedel logo Seems foresters were particular generous with jubilee watches in the 1960s

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    I'm meeting him tomorrow, I'll take some pictures of course. However it looks like I'll end up with both the Eterna and Hoverta. Stay tuned.

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    Hoverta has landed!

    She's a stunner alright!







    Movement has already been serviced so I'm real happy about that, saves me some $$ there

    Anyway on to polishing the crystal and putting a Hirsch Kansas strap on it.

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