An uncommon watch - new arrival ETA 1168
Like Tree16Likes
  • 15 Post By trim
  • 1 Post By trim

Thread: An uncommon watch - new arrival ETA 1168

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Member trim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    3,814

    An uncommon watch - new arrival ETA 1168

    An ETA 1168 powered chronostop - but not the cheap pin lever type. Holding in the top button holds the hand, pushing in the bottom is the flyback. Sold for timing things under a minute, such as pulsation and I guess short races. Unlike the cheap chronostops, the watch continues to run and keep time, regardless of button pushing. Its quite an interesting thing, and apparently not too many were manufactured.




    There was no movement shot on the ebay listing, so I took a gamble, gamble paid off, there could have been something nasty inside.

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: ETA 1168

    Arrived today, all running well and functioning correctly.



    New period sympathetic strap, and on to the wrist.






  2. #2
    Member James A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,746

    Re: An uncommon watch - new arrival ETA 1168

    Nice and interesting pick up.looks to be in good nick too.

    Regards,

  3. #3
    Mod. Russian, China Mech. Chascomm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    17,139

    Re: An uncommon watch - new arrival ETA 1168

    Very interesting. I had heard of such an ETA but not seen one up close. It looks like it works on the same principle as the Ruhla 24-35, right down to the vertical clutch on the sweep hand.
    Chascomm
    Moderator, Russian Watches & Chinese Mechanical Watches Forums
    (no, I am not going to list all my watches here)

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member ManOnTime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    2,829

    Re: An uncommon watch - new arrival ETA 1168

    Ha!

    I was watching that listing. I wanted that watch badly.

    Oh well, at least I can be happy it went to an enthusiast.
    Contact Info:
    Telegram: MoT
    Text: 6124245149
    WhatsApp: +16124245149
    'You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.' - Ray Bradbury
    'Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of debate, discussion, and dissent.' - H.H.H.
    I love deals on watches!

  6. #5
    Member trim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    3,814

    Re: An uncommon watch - new arrival ETA 1168

    Quote Originally Posted by matlobi View Post
    Ha!

    I was watching that listing. I wanted that watch badly.

    Oh well, at least I can be happy it went to an enthusiast.
    Well, thank you for not bidding then, it went rather cheaply I thought. I always appreciate that when it happens (which it rarely does).

  7. #6
    Member ManOnTime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    2,829

    Re: An uncommon watch - new arrival ETA 1168

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    Well, thank you for not bidding then, it went rather cheaply I thought. I always appreciate that when it happens (which it rarely does).
    If I'm going to be honest, I got distracted that day on other tasks and totally missed when it ended. I was hoping to swoop in and scoop it up. :(
    Contact Info:
    Telegram: MoT
    Text: 6124245149
    WhatsApp: +16124245149
    'You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.' - Ray Bradbury
    'Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of debate, discussion, and dissent.' - H.H.H.
    I love deals on watches!

  8. #7
    Member trim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    3,814

    Re: An uncommon watch - new arrival ETA 1168

    Yeah, I'm liking this watch, its a lot of fun.

    I can see what they suggest in the tech sheet about the accuracy of the timing.

    With a normal Chrono, there is a small delay while various cams/etc action. On this the hold is close to instant.

Similar Threads

  1. Omega Seamaster Meister w/1168 Bracelet
    By Remington42 in forum Omega
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: August 14th, 2015, 20:35
  2. Most uncommon watch you've seen in the wild?
    By BGPT23 in forum Public Forum
    Replies: 86
    Last Post: January 31st, 2015, 09:56
  3. Porsche Design Flat Six Quartz watch, Polished titanium, Black, 6320.41.44.1168
    By Iguana Sell in forum Watches - Dealers and Manufacturers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 22nd, 2014, 09:32
  4. Omega Speedmaster bracelet ref.1168
    By speedmaster971 in forum Watches - Straps & Bracelets
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 19th, 2012, 00:26
  5. FS: Ventura V-matic Chronograph $1168 shipped in US
    By Tom Chang in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 28th, 2006, 04:12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •