I have an old Eterna chronograph which belonged to my Grandfather, so is very precious to me. It works fine but I've meant for many years to get it serviced, aware that to do it properly would likely be expensive. It not only needs a service but a model appropriate strap as the original is lost to memory. A thorough and careful cleaning of the dial (if possible) and I suspect the glass is also not original, so would need replacing too.
The first place to start I've reasoned is to nail the actual model. Over the years I've periodically checked the net to attempt to find out its exact model but unfortunately I've not been able to do so. Recently someone suggested this site as possibly holding the key to identifying the model, so here I am. :) If a forum member out there knows the model I'd really appreciate them posting it.
As I said above, eventually I'd like to get the watch serviced. However I'm aware that the Eterna brand may not be what it once was.. their site seems to suggest various service centres (I'm in London,UK) but none seem exactly what I would expect. Given that, if knowledgable people could point me in the direction of trustworthy and accredited watch smiths, I'd really appreciate that too.
Hope you can help.