My "new" Eterna Kontiki (1958)
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    My "new" Eterna Kontiki (1958)

    1958 is my birth year, and I was looking for a nice Eterna Kontiki from that year since a few month.
    Finally (thanks Bill) I found what I believe it's the best vintage kontiki I ever saw.
    Never polished 36.8mm case, stunning glossy original dial, yellow gold markers, case-back with clearly visible raft and serial number, 1414U movement. Original Gay-Freres bracelet marked 2-58. If it wasn't for the oxidized hands, it would look just released from the factory instead of being 54 years old. The crown doesn't have the 5 balls so probably it's not original but I found a nos one that I will replace as soon as it arrives here.
    My watchmaker just did a complete service and cleaning, replaced the crystal and the ball-bearing (it was a bit loose) and brought back the bracelet to its original (bi-tonal) blaze.
    Here is some pic for your review:







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    Re: My "new" Eterna Kontiki (1958)

    That is very nice, congratulations.

    Nothing better than a great birth year watch and it sounds like you got the watch you wanted.

    Enjoy it.

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    Re: My "new" Eterna Kontiki (1958)

    Phantastic! This watch is a legend.

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    Very nice


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    Re: My "new" Eterna Kontiki (1958)

    Very, very nice indeed.
    Well done on acquiring this beauty.

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    Re: My "new" Eterna Kontiki (1958)

    Congrats on a great birth year find. Very cool piece.
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    Re: My "new" Eterna Kontiki (1958)

    congrats on a good looking piece

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    Re: My "new" Eterna Kontiki (1958)

    Nice watch and congrats on finding Eterna Kontiki for your birth year.I was born the same year and all ways wanted a Rolex sub of that year but a 1958 Rolex sub is way out of my budget.

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    Re: My "new" Eterna Kontiki (1958)

    Wow. I've been on the look-out for one of those for a good while now, and that is the best example I've seen yet. Well done.

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    Re: My "new" Eterna Kontiki (1958)

    Wow. That's one beauty. Holy cow.
    Congratulations!

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