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    Eterna, Rare Czech WWII Military Pilot's Watch, Never Commissioned, Stainless Steel, Manual Wind, Circa 1930s
    Case: 38x48 mm, stainless steel, three body, tonneau, brushed, anti-magnetic, with faceted lugs, fixed lug bars, and screw-down case-back ring securing module containing movement and crystal, No. 189190
    Dial: tropical" matte black, with gilt markings, outer "railroad track" minute track, five-minute luminous markers, luminous Arabic numerals, and sub seconds dial; skeletonized baton hour/minute hands with luminous inserts, silver sword seconds hand
    Movement: Eterna caliber 852 manual wind, 15 jewels, Swiss lever, with nickel finish, No. 2742808
    Band: leather
    Signed: Eterna on dial, case, and movement

    This rare timepiece was produced for the Czech military prior to the German occupation. Its case does not have the usual military markings on the back, as this watch was never commissioned.


    Condition Report*: Type: Eterna, Rare Czech WWII Military Pilot's Watch, Never Commissioned, Stainless Steel, Manual Wind, Circa 1930s
    Signed: Eterna on dial, case, and movement
    Model: Czech Military Pilot's Watch
    Dial: "tropical" matte black, with gilt markings, outer "railroad track" minute track, five-minute luminous markers, luminous Arabic numerals, and sub seconds dial
    Hands: skeletonized baton hour/minute hands with luminous inserts, silver sword seconds hand
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case: #189190
    Case Info: three body, tonneau, brushed, anti-magnetic, with faceted lugs, fixed lug bars, and screw-down case-back ring securing module containing movement and crystal
    Case Length: 48 mm lug to lug
    Case Width: 38 mm across
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Eterna caliber 852 manual wind, 15 jewels, Swiss lever, with nickel finish, No. 2742808
    Band: leather
    Circa: 1930s
    Condition: Very good, well-preserved condition overall. "Tropical" dial shows even patina, and both dial and hands retain their luminous paint. Case retains its brushed finish and what appears to be its original crystal, and shows only light surface scratches. Running, but service is recommended.
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    Additional Location Info:
    Lotte New York Palace
    455 Madison Avenue
    The Garrison Room
    New York, NY 10022


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