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For sale we have a beautiful Eterna-Matic ladies watch from the 1950s, with an automatic movement which is small and of exceptional quality. The circular case has clever angular finishing which adds texture and intrigue to the watch, whilst the gold tone dial has a warm speckled patination. The signed crown is neat, whilst the screwback is well designed. The watch is on a period Clewco Stainless bracelet which matches the mid-century modern design perfectly. A very neat and good quality watch from an excellent maker.

 

The Stainless-Steel case measures 21mm x 21mm, with a lug-to-lug measurement of 28mm. It is neatly proportioned, whilst the subtle angles and bevels on the case add texture and intrigue. The circular central section would appear plain, but it has a bezel with a bevelled finish to meet the side. The sides of the case have a notched central section with adds to the texture. The lugs are sharp with a bevelled finish and flat polished sides. To the right of the case is the eterna signed crown, whilst the screwback is neat, with clear serial number.

 

The dial is a warm gold tone that has a speckled patina. It has some light spots associated with ageing. The hour markers are applied in a gold tone in a tear drop style. The dial is balanced with baton markers at 3,6 and 9, with an Arabic script 12 to the top. The applied ball bearing logo is below 12 with Eterna-Matic signing. The dial is signed Swiss to the base.  

 

The hands are of a luminous Lance Alpha style in a gold tone. The lume in-fill is original and has an aged tone, whilst the sweep central second is neat and original.

 

The Stainless bracelet is period correct and is English made by Clewco with a snake style linkage. It will fit up to a 7” wrist diameter.

The movement is a Eterna calibre 1402U. It is automatic with sweep second. It has a frequency of 18,000 BPH and a power reserve of 43 hours. It has a daily variation of between + or – 20 seconds a day.

 

Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.

A further condition report is below.

 

Dial:

The dial is a gold tone that has a speckled patina. It has some light spots associated with ageing. The applied hour markers have some corrosion associated with ageing.  

 

Hands:

The hands are original. They are of a luminous Lance Alpha style in a gold tone. The lume is original and the hands have some signs of surface corrosion associated with age.

 

Glass:

The acrylic crystal is a replacement in excellent condition.

 

Crown:

The crown is signed with the Eterna Matic logo and is in good original condition.

 

Case:

The Stainless case is in good condition, with only light surface scratching associated with age. It is unpolished and the finishes are sharp.

 

Caseback:

The screwback is Stainless Steel and is in good original condition with light surface scratching associated with age. The serial number is clear.

 

Bracelet:

The Stainless bracelet is period correct. It is English made by Clewco with a snake style linkage. It will fit up to a 7” wrist diameter.

 

Movement:

The movement is a Eterna calibre 1402U. It is automatic with sweep second. It has a frequency of 18,000 BPH and a power reserve of 43 hours.

 

The service history is unknown, but the watch is functioning very well and the movement is clean. It has a daily variation of between + or – 20 seconds a day, with an amplitude of 260 degrees and a beat error of 0.4m/s.

 

Case dimensions:

Case width: 21mm

Case width with crown: 23mm

Case length: 32mm

Case length lug to lug: 28mm

Case Depth: 9.5mm

Lug width: 10mm

1957 Eterna-Matic Stainless automatic ladies watch cal 1402U, Clewco bracelet

£250.00Price
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