Gender: Gents
Brand: Eterna
Movement Eterna Manually Wound Cal 852
Case material:

Stainless Steel


Here we have an interesting oversize Eterna with an original black military style dial, showing a beautiful brown patina to the dauphine hands and arabic applied numerals.


This has a large 37mm polished steel case housing the highly regarded cal 852, the same movement that was used by Eterna in the watches issued to the Czech Airforce in the 50s. The watch has a very utilitarian feel to it, with easily readable numbers, lumed hands and an obvious minute track. 


The crown is quite large and easily gripped so the movement is easy to wind and set. 


The lugs are thick and slightly turned down. The case back is screw down and also has a polished finish. 


This is an extremely good example as the lume is all original and while aged has not flaked off so the dial has no marks from crumbled lume and the features are a great caramel brown colour. 


The 37mm size of this watch means it actually has quite a modern look on the wrist but with all the charm of a 50s timepiece.


We have fitted a quality black leather strap with a steel buckle.


Technical Details

This watch uses the Eterna manually wound Cal 852.

This has 15 jewels and a 50 hour power reserve.

Frequency of 18,00 bph.


Condition Report

This is in excellent original condition. The dial shows some patination to the numbers and hands. The case has some light general wear, we have given this a very light hand polish to remove the small surface marks but have not polished this too heavily. The crystal has been replaced and is scratch free. The movement has been serviced by us and keeps excellent time. 

Water resistance never guaranteed with vintage watches.

Eterna Oversize 37mm circa 1950s

  • If you are not local to us, we are happy to post your watch to you, fully insured next day delivery at buyers expense (between £8 and £12).

  • While all care is taken to ensure every watch functions perfectly well, occassionally when worn on the wrist they can behave slightly differently. If any issues occur within the 30 days after purchase we are happy to refund or repair the watch hassle free.