Eterna Rare Vintage Calatrava Gilt Black Dial / Cal.852 / 1941


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Basic Info

Ref. No. n/a
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1941
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, München
Price 1,700 € (= $1,824)
Availability Available now


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Cal,852
Power reserve 50 h
Number of jewels 15
Frequency 18000 A/h


Case material Steel
Case diameter 35 x 48 mm
Waterproof Not Waterproof
Material bezel Steel
Glass Plastic
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black
Lug width 18 mm Size guide
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel


Small Seconds, Only Original Parts


Charming and very balanced timepiece by Eterna with military provenance, featuring robust and beautifully finished chrome-plated case with stainless steel snap-on caseback, precise manual-winding cal.852 and amazing original gilt dial. Beautiful and perfectly preserved timepiece.

The watch went through complete service in June 2016.

Manufacturer: Eterna, Switzerland
Model: n/a
Reference: n/a
Type: Manual-winding antimagnetic waterproof watch
Year of production: ca.1946
Case type: 3-body, with screw-back, mixed satin and high-polished finishing.
Case material: Chrome-plated steel + stainless steel caseback
Case measurement: 35 mm (without crown) / 48 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
Case serial number: 2901582
Case back: Snap-back signed 'Eterna W Co. Swiss' and 'Fond Acier Inoxydable'
Crown/pushers: Steel fluted crown
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement type: Manual-winding with small seconds.
Movement model: Eterna cal.852, signed Eterna and with serial number. 15 jewels, 18000 A/h, 50 hours of power reserve.
Movement serial number: 2980022
Dial: Beautiful gilt black dial. The outer perimeter of the dial is decorated with gilt printed minutes track and gilt printed Arabic numerals. Subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock. Signed 'Eterna' at 12 o'clock, signed 'Swiss' at 6 o'clock.
Hands: Golden hour and minute hands, golden small seconds hand.
Case condition: 1 (mint). Professionally restored, very sharp, showing no trace of use.
Movement condition: 1 (mint) professionally serviced in June 2016, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time. All functions work properly.
Dial/hands condition: Untouched, mint and very lightly aged. All original hands in mint condition.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Delivery set: The watch comes with brand-new black leather strap and generic steel buckle. Along with our company’s warranty certificate, general terms and conditions of sale, our company’s box.
Warranty: 1-year technical warranty

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1 | Lug width

The lug width is the width of the strap at the end that is attached to the watch. This is the interior distance between the two lugs (horn-like protrusions) on the watch casing. The strap will fit your watch only if the lug width of the watch is the same width as the strap.

2 | Buckle width

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3 | Strap length

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4 | Strap thickness

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