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Author Topic: My gramps wrist watch More info needed please!  (Read 1064 times)
skinznhydez
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« on: June 21, 2010, 08:10:16 pm »

My grampa passed away awhile back and my dad gave me his wrist watch. I guess for something to remember him by.

Anyway, I would like to know a bit more about it. I have googled the name and the number on the back of it, but it didnt bring up much.

Its a eterna matic
Number on the back 7026 212

If you have any info on this I would greatly appreciate it!
Thanks in advance!
-Ian
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 07:33:40 pm »

Pictures, please!  Smiley

You could try emailing the serial to Eterna: http://www.eterna.ch/#/en/company/contact/

Eterna is (was, really) a fairly old swiss company.  The modern ETA company (which makes most of the swiss watch movments these days) was an offshoot of Eterna, created after the Swiss passed a law preventing companies from selling in house movements as ebauches to other companies.  Eterna continued to make their own movements, pioneering a number of wristwatch innovations.  You'd usually see the same innovation show up in ETA movemnts a year or so later.  Of course, now they're all part of the mighty Swatch group of companies.

"Eternamatic" was the name they gave to their full rotor auto-wind.  That was in production for years, and your serial number seems fairly recent (4,000,000 was in the 60's, so I'd guess yours is more 70's.)
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