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For sale we have a good, new old stock example of a mid 1970s Technos Technabird TV style wristwatch. The 36.5mm square Stainless-Steel case is well proportioned, with a large TV shaped bezel that has excellent brushed sunburst finishing. The deep Blue dial is eye-catching with its polished applied hour markers, showcasing a clean design. The crown is offset at 4 O’clock on the case and is recessed to sit neatly. The case is of a monocoque design, with split stem providing good waterproof design. Inside is an ETA 2630 automatic movement, keeping good time. The watch comes on its original Stainless Steel bracelet which finishes the watch off perfectly. It is eye-catching with its beautiful use of finishing and is the encapsulation of Retro design. A little-known model, but with its quality and charming design, its sure to become more sought after.


It comes with its original hang tag and was sourced from the Italian market.


Technos were registered in 1924 in Switzerland near the Jura mountains, gaining popularity after World War II. In 1970 the brand was sold to the General Watch Co. It employed 450 people at this peak and exported watches worldwide and in particular to Japan & Brazil. With the quartz crisis underway, Technos lost market share and by 1976 only the Japanese market was still providing orders.


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A further condition report is below.



The dial is original and is in excellent condition for the age. There is no corrosion to the hour markers and the lume plots are good. All signing is excellent.



The hands are original with original lume in-fill. There are no signs of corrosion to the hands. The lume has an aged tone.



The acrylic crystal is original and is in very good condition with no marking.



The crown is original, formed of Steel and is signed Technos.



The TV style case is Stainless Steel. The front is large, with the original brushed sunburst finish. It has a polished bevel and side of the bezel, before giving way to the brushed finish on the side. It has hidden lugs behind the bezel. All the finishing is original, with light surface scratching associated with storage.



The case back is Stainless Steel and is solid. It is in very good original condition. It has polished sides, with a circular brushed finish to the central face. There is a clean Technos monogram to the back. The reference and serial engraving is clear. It has light surface scratching associated with storage.



The watch is on its original Steel bracelet. It has the original satin finish. It has light surface scratching associated with storage. It will fit up to an 7.75” wrist.



The movement is an ETA 2630. It is an automatic movement, with sweep second hand day date display, with quickset date. It has a jewel count of 25, shock protection and a hi-beat rate of 21,600 BPH.


The service history is unknown, but the movement is in good condition and is keeping good time. It has a daily variation of +25 seconds a day with an amplitude of 285 degrees and a beat error of 0.6m/s.


Case dimensions:

Case width: 36.5mm

Case length: 36.5mm

Case Depth: 10.5mm

Lug width: 19mm

1970s Technos Technabird Automatic TV case watch Blue dial Ref 1407 ETA 2630

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