Birks Eterna Automatic Challenger Fancy Case SOLD
Style: Mid-Century Dress, Sport
Case: Beautifully sculpted 2-piece solid stainless steel screw back case signed Eterna Automatic, shock absorber, antimagnetic, waterproof, Swiss. 33mm diameter. 18mm strap.
Dial: Original factory printed 2-tone dial with luminous number and inset small seconds. Signed Automatic Birks Challenger Eterna, Swiss.
Movement: Early "bumper" automatic style winding mechanism signed Eterna Swiss, Automatic Brevette, 17 jewels unadjusted. Caliber 834. Excellent working condition.
Some of the more beautiful stainless steel cases you will ever see were used by the very underrated Eterna Watch Company in the 1940's. This wonderful example has long sculpted lugs that flow perfectly into the fully rounded screw back case. This dial is in great shape with only some very minor discoloration on the very edge of the dial. The original luminous paint is still in great shape on both the dial and hands. Fantastic high grade early bumper automatic winding mechanism makes this a real beauty!!