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    Default Eterna HS 249, legit ?

    Hi guys, I've tried to find a comparable or info, without any success. To me it looks fine but .... 1938 , caliber 852
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    WATCH ETERNA HS 249 HS Hydrographic Service - issued to the Fleet Air Arm...
    you neglected to mention that the watch is from the Ukraine..



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    It's good I have one. Nothing to do with the hydrographic service though. Just a very good large format pilot watch, at 38mm these are impressive watches. I'd have bought it in an instant.

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    ETERNA

    Sold for: US $500.00 - Approximately GBP £392.42 - Buy It Now





































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    would like to know what the HS designation was about though, its Czech but what?

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    Thanks Paul, sigh of relief. I hesitated,now I'm happy I listened to my gut instincts. Love those Ukrainien surprises.
    Paul,what's the inscription on the dial under Eterna? 38mm great!

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    Just the usual.....anti magnetique. Great score, love these watches.

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    Always good to go with the gut. Otherwise it's hard when you have to kick your own butt around the living room.

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    Eterna SA seem to have good archive information; why not drop them an email.

    here's an example relating to an ATP marked watch -

    Quote Originally Posted by picchio View Post
    I sent photos of the watch to Eterna and I had the informations I paste below. What do you think about it?

    Dear Claudio
    Thank you for your email.
    We found some informations:
    Movement: 14’’’ 852 S with second in the centre
    It was a special series for the English army , produced env. 1940.

    Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Freundliche Grüsse / Meilleures salutations / Kindest regards

    Urs Hiltbrunner

    Head of After Sales Service

    E-Mail: u.hiltbrunner@eterna.com

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    I'll have to try that,Dave.
    While searching I saw this for sell.

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    He calls them
    "First Republic pilot watch Eterna"
    http://www.antik-hodinky.cz/first-re...-38-mm-no-2115
    I emailed him to ask if he knew what the "HS" meant. Hope to get an answer.

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    he keeps cycling his addresses, so links never work. Just search Eterna. Nedved has some great examples. None with the HS designation though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilotswatch View Post
    While searching I saw this for sell...
    ETERNA-MATIC = AUTOMATIC

    In 1948, Eterna advanced self-winding watch technology with the development of the Eterna-matic automatic movement. The use of five strategically placed ball bearings made the movement very efficient and significantly reduced friction and resistance on the oscillating weight that wound the mainspring. This reduced the wear and tear on internal parts, increasing the watch’s accuracy and useful life. The new watch became popular soon, is probably the most famous Eterna watch and may be one of Eterna’s greatest designs. Its popularity was such that in 1948 Eterna adopted the image of five balls as its corporate logo...

    The first separate Czech republic was created on 1 January 1969, under the name Czech Socialist Republic within federalization of Czechoslovakia, however the federalization was implemented only incompletely...

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    Thanks Dave, I just wanted to show Paul that a modern version of his watch was up for sell.
    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showt...ghlight=Eterna
    Last edited by pilotswatch; 06-13-2017 at 05:21.

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    Finally just in, great size and look, love it.
    In need of a set of hands , anyone ?


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