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Eterna-matic Super Kontiki

  1. Brench

    Brench Sep 2, 2016

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    Just arrived yesterday. The plexi full of scratches, on a original eterna (80s) bracelet, but oh boy, look at it now.

    Dated to 1968. The triangle at 12 is relumed/added later so non original.

    Otherwise, the only aspect I question is the bezel inlay. I see numerous examples with the same inlay, but I now had two people questioning the inlay as a later example. Any thoughts?

    First three pics are mine.

    Rest is just as a reference.
     
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  2. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Sep 2, 2016

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    It's really a nice looking watch and would be lots of fun to wear. Thanks for sharing the photos, and congratulations!
     
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  3. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Sep 2, 2016

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    What a beauty!!!
     
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  4. Ludi

    Ludi Sep 3, 2016

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    Nice catch :thumbsup:. Yours dial is in amazing condition !

    Funny thing, the last picture is mine, taken a few years ago and long time lost from my hard drive.

    ... except internet really never forget !!! :D

    Here is a recent serie... with the same bezel ping close to 10 ::facepalm2::

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  5. Brench

    Brench Sep 5, 2016

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    wow nice! superb condition. You reckon the bezel insert is correct?
     
  6. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Sep 8, 2016

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    Here's mine in all its beat to hell glory.
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  7. gr8sw

    gr8sw Sep 8, 2016

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    congrats, enjoy!

    here's mine with rare decomp bezel...

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  8. RawArcher

    RawArcher Measures thread drift on the Richter Scale Sep 8, 2016

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  9. hendra324

    hendra324 dealer who would rather use aftermarket parts Sep 8, 2016

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    Love the lume
     
  10. JC75

    JC75 Jan 2, 2017

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    Just landed home to celebrate the new year ::rimshot::

    Eterna Super Kontiki ref. 130PTX/1 - all original from the first owner ::psy::

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  11. uvalaw2005

    uvalaw2005 Jan 5, 2017

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    That's lovely; I was vaguely aware of the history of Super Kontiki, which it seems Eterna continues to celebrate in its modern re-releases. But these are something special. Might have to make one my first venture into vintage.
     
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  12. JC75

    JC75 Jan 21, 2017

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  13. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jan 21, 2017

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    I'm not sure how I missed this thread, but Eternas do tend to fly under the radar. Here's mine, one of my very favorite divers. The box was a nice bonus.

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    Very comfortable Gay Freres bracelet.

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    So how did the thread get this far without a KonTiki medallion shot?

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  14. Brench

    Brench Feb 3, 2017

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    If someone has a spare gay frere's bracelet, let me know!
     
  15. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Feb 3, 2017

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  16. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Feb 3, 2017

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    I've seen this watch IRL when there were loads of other fancy (and expensive!) divers on the table, but it was by far the coolest one.
     
  17. JayKay

    JayKay Feb 4, 2017

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    Love the pictures. A friend is looking to restore an inheritance Super Kontiki and is looking for a bezel insert and crown (non-screw). Any idea where he can get them?

    This is what the watch looks like at the moment.

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  18. gr8sw

    gr8sw Feb 4, 2017

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    my later IDF version...

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  19. Braindrain

    Braindrain Feb 4, 2017

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    Man, that IDF Kontiki is awesome!
     
  20. JC75

    JC75 Feb 5, 2017

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    Hi, is the crown signed with the Eterna logo?
    The ref 130PTX/1 (to be checked on the inner side of the caseback) doesn't have a screw-down crown.