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Good morning watch lovers,  my vintage Zenith Deft automatic, cal 2552PC, circa 1969

Morning, During my last fortnightly visit to my watchmaker, he produced this Eterna Sonic. I don’t know who was more surprised  -  me, as it’s the first one I’ve seen in the wild, or him bec

Morning...   Circa 1970 VULCAIN EXACTOMATIC. Cal: MSR T56, 22 jewel.

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Morning,

During my last fortnightly visit to my watchmaker, he produced this Eterna Sonic.

I don’t know who was more surprised  -  me, as it’s the first one I’ve seen in the wild, or him because knowing my liking of hummers, he’d fished this one out of his mysterious and seemingly bottomless TBDTETA* bag and all it needed was a new battery. Always accompanied by much grumbling, he’ll tackle just about any mechanical watch repair, but not hummers.

And so, for the price of a coffee and a token sum, here it is today.

It probably dates from around 1970, 35mm steel-cased and running on a 12j tuning fork movement which Eterna called their cal. 1550. In reality that’s a rebadged and more nicely decorated ESA 9162, a movement also found in the Omega f300 hummer and, as a little added bonus, this one still has its original signed crown.

Incidentally, any shadowing you see on the dial is of me and my steam-driven camera.

*Too bloody difficult to even think about.

Regards.

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Good morning

 

This for the morning thanks to Roy. I was not buying any more watches but this one seemed lonely in the for sale section. I decided it needed rescuing and at the price of a couple of cups of coffee and a strap it's not broke the bank. [emoji16]

 

 

 

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I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17]

Well maybe the odd one or two. [emoji16]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, louiswu said:

Morning all.  Today I shall be wearing the exceedingly comfortable Perlon Nato strap

oh, and there’s an HMT Jawan on it:)

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Cheers

Nice one :thumbsup: 

 

 

I think I`ll join you with one of it`s siblings....

 

hmt pilot,cal.020,17 JEWELS

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Plus something from the homeland of the old Empire... 

SMITHS PRS-29A,  ETA2801-2, 17 jewels

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Wasn't going to bother today because it's old faithful again.  But found myself munging around with a shiny watch, bright sunshine, and a camera phone, so seemed churlish not too.

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Hope you had a good day.

 

10 hours ago, Balaton1109 said:

Morning,

During my last fortnightly visit to my watchmaker, he produced this Eterna Sonic.

I don’t know who was more surprised  -  me, as it’s the first one I’ve seen in the wild, or him because knowing my liking of hummers, he’d fished this one out of his mysterious and seemingly bottomless TBDTETA* bag and all it needed was a new battery. Always accompanied by much grumbling, he’ll tackle just about any mechanical watch repair, but not hummers.

And so, for the price of a coffee and a token sum, here it is today.

It probably dates from around 1970, 35mm steel-cased and running on a 12j tuning fork movement which Eterna called their cal. 1550. In reality that’s a rebadged and more nicely decorated ESA 9162, a movement also found in the Omega f300 hummer and, as a little added bonus, this one still has its original signed crown.

Incidentally, any shadowing you see on the dial is of me and my steam-driven camera.

*Too bloody difficult to even think about.

Regards.

Eterna Sonic 2 v.2.jpg

Eterna Sonic 1550 v.2.jpg

Eterna Sonic inner case back v.2.jpg

Excelled even yourself today! Fantastic.

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