In my continued search for bargains.... I came across this 'skeleton' of a watch..... which is all original apart from the strap
ETERNA MATIC SKELETON AUTOMATIC WATCH MEN'S. | eBay
And for those of you that dont follow the link... as taster:
As I have ranted about many times with these 'Skeletonized' watches.... how do they get away with selling these as 'Original' watches.... Ok, maybe some of the ones I have seen coming out of the Ukraine - normally Pocket watch conversions - have 90% gumph about the history of the brand (Omega, Patek, etc) in the description, followed by a short sentence that skirts around the fact the watch has been converted.... This seller seems to claim this is all original!
As far as I can tell, Eterna Did use the 2892 cal in their watches..... and from looking on Rolands site, the 2892-2 seems to be a good candidate for skeletonizing!
bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: ETA 2892-2
bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Eterna 12892 (ETA 2892)
The detail someone has gone into to engrave this movement..... then use a sharpie pen to add the 'eterna' dots on the crystal....
And my final thought when looking at this..... how do you get into service this watch?
Looks like both front and back crystals are glued in to me!