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1945 Eterna "Majetek" for the Czech Army / Unpolished


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Rare and beautiful example of a true military watch produced by Eterna for the Czech Army. It features a bulletproof cushion-shaped case with screw-down caseback and reliable Eterna Cal.852s.

This particular example is notable for a true collector's condition. It offers a well preserved unpolished case which still has original fat spring bars with bronze tubes and a beautifully aged "tropical" radium dial. Don't miss your chance to wear a part of history!

The watch went through complete overhaul/service in January 2018.
Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 2-body case with screw-down case back. Satin and high-polished finishing.
  • Professionally polished to factory specs.
  • 38 mm (without crown) / 48 mm (lug-to-lug) / 21 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel crown
  • Replacement plexiglass crystal

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding with sweep seconds.
    • In-house Eterna cal.852S, signed "Eterna" and with a serial number.
    • 15 jewels, 18000 A/h, 50 hours of power reserve.
    • Serial number: 3297523
    • Fully serviced in January 2018

    Dial:

    • Original black dial in good condition showing uniform tropical patina.
    • Signed "Eterna" at 12 o'clock and "Swiss" at 6 o'clock.
    • Original radium numerals
    • Original golden hands in great condition.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with generic leather strap and generic steel buckle
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

    In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

    Diameter without crown

    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

    This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

    Lug width

    This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.