Eterna Early Waterproof Case Black Doctors Dial SOLD

Price: SOLD

Style: Art Deco

Circa: 1930's

Case: An early attempt at waterproofing this solid stainless steel 2-piece case locks together using 4 small inset screws on the back of each lug.  The crystal flares out underneath the bezel to squeeze onto a rectangular gasket when the back is tightened in place.  Signed inside the back, Brev.+ 189190, Eterna Watch Co Swiss, Fab. Suisse, Acier Staybrite. Measures 34mm x 23mm. 16mm strap.

Dial: Rare doctors style original factory printed black dial with gold center seconds chapter and exploding style numbers.  Signed Eterna Waterproof, Swiss.

Movement:  Very rare form style manual wind center seconds movement signed Eterna Watch Co. 17 Jewels, unadjusted. Recently serviced and in excellent working condition.

A very hard to find early waterproof tank style watch with center seconds and black doctors dial.  These watches turned out not to be total successful in terms of waterproofing, but I would say quite an ingenious attempt.  This watch does have some slight fading around the edge of the dial, but is in overall excellent condition. I call it a doctor dial because the large center seconds track was used when taking the pulse of a patient.  Lots of rare features on this high quality watch from a superb Swiss maker.

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