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    like a broken record...

    i know, you guys are going to get sick of my one-note song here, but...

    and i really shouldn't keep pointing out how undervalued and well made these are, but...

    here's my latest. 'buy it now' for $60. dial is rough, case needs a polishing, but still has some charm:



    i like the shape of this case. beefy, but not huge at 34mm.



    but here's the best part. the seller's pics weren't great, but i could tell it was an adjusted movement. eterna wasn't big on overstatement, so there tends to be very little writing on the plates. but when i popped the hood i got a nice surprise;



    they didn't produce a lot of movements with micro-regulation. all the examples i have seen that had it were labeled 'chronometer' on the dial. i believe this dial is original- and in terrible shape- so this wasn't marked a chronometer, but it still one their better movements.

    again, i really shouldn't urge my fellow collectors to seek out these watches. that will leave fewer good bargains for me. but really, the quality here rivals the best mass produced watches of their day. i think anyone who picks one of these up will be very happy with it.

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    Re: like a broken record...

    Quote Originally Posted by sherwoodschwartz View Post
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    again, i really shouldn't urge my fellow collectors to seek out these watches. that will leave fewer good bargains for me. but really, the quality here rivals the best mass produced watches of their day. i think anyone who picks one of these up will be very happy with it.
    I find that to be true of many Swiss watches of the 50's to 70's era... quite good pieces of workmanship.

    ... of course that may be due to the bias that good watches tend to hang around and bad watches disappear. (For example, 10x as many dollar watches were made as the highly jeweled movements we discuss here.)
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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