Wilderness... or house hunting!
Even though I have participated very little over the past year... it has not stopped me looking in to see what was going on. But me and my partner moved in with my family whilst we looked and saved for our first house.... watches were quite far down the pecking order!
However, the temptations of the bay were sometimes too much... im still surprised at how many watches sell each day at bargain prices (bargains in my eyes).
other than the few I have already posted, I thought it easiest (for me) just to put the rest in 1 thread.
Eterna very kindly confirmed the following:
Case No: 2796654 Movement No: 2877872
Movement: Cal. 10 ½ ‘’’- 600
'Golfer' pocket watch...
A £6 (delivered) rotary... sold as a ladies watch!
the last of the watches is an odd one... just looked at what was finishing... think I was the only bidder... cost about £10.... just thought it looked interesting!
Most interesting though, is the back drop to the pics... 'Eterna Contact'.... which appears to be a monthly magazine supplied to retailers of Eterna watches. They start with Vol 1 Issue 2 (missing issue 1 ) in Feb 1959 and span through to 1961 (Vol 3 Issue 4). They are full of sellers tips, adverts, prices, info about the new ranges... and just snippets of info. Not had a proper chance to read through them properly yet... but spotted this interesting article about the history of the self wind watch... as they saw it!
anyone seen a 1785 selfwinding pocket watch? was a new one on me!
Also picked up a early retailers guide... which give standard prices for repairs and parts - including what you should charge for engraving... again very interesting (to me).
not my most exciting year in watches.... but interesting nonetheless!
Back to the hunt!