”I have never seen borders. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.” - Thor Hyderdahl The Eterna Watch makes some great looking watches. Their Kon-Tiki watches have honored Thor Hyderdahl's amazing expedition from South America to Polynesia for decades. According to the Eterna website, everyone on the original expedition wore an Eterna watch: "Strapped to his wrist, each Kon-Tiki crew member carried an Eterna timepiece, the contribution of one of the few watch manufacturers of the day to have truly mastered watchcase watertightness" Hodinkee has a nice article about the watch and if Thor Hyderdahl wore an Eterna. The Eterna Kontiki watch came out in 1958, and again, it seems unlikely that Eterna would have given the watch that name, and used Heyerdahl's expeditions in its marketing, were the connection not legitimate. However, we've been unable to find any direct evidence that Heyerdahl's watch was an Eterna – or any record of its fate. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/six-missing-explorers-watches-whose-fate-wed-love-to-know Surprisingly, there is really no evidence anywhere on the internet that helps solve this mystery. So I flew to Oslo to begin my investigation. It took about 10 minutes to solve. Below is my picture from the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo that shows the watch that they wore: the Longines Paratrooper WWII Military Model.