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  1. aga79 Nov 24, 2014

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    I'm a big fan of This Minor Brand...
    sometimes I'd like to say that it is a poorman's OMEGA :p

    Lets see my Centenaire 18K
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  2. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    Eterna was not a minor brand in its day. They were the first company to manufacture automatic rotors using 5-ball bearings to reduce friction. That's where the logo come from. They also made some of the thinnest automatic movements in the 1950's and '60's, when that was a really big deal.

    The company was purchased by the forerunner to Swatch, and became the basis for the movement producer, ETA. Omega used ETA based movements up until very recently. Longines and Hamilton still do.

    Several members here have Eternas, including yours truly!

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    Take care,
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  3. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Nov 24, 2014

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    Minor Brand?! That sounds like a taunt. Or an invitation...

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  4. ulackfocus Nov 24, 2014

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    Eterna ranks as one of my Top 5 Most Influential watch calibers of all time!

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/5-most-influential-important-automatics-428194.html

    As an ultra-thin watch lover, the 1466U is a major piece in my collection - and as a bonus it's a birthyear watch (1966).

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    My Centenaire, complete with logo crown and crystal, plus a nice & deep engraving on the back:

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    There's a 1000 5 star stainless around here somewhere too.
     
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  5. NT931 Nov 24, 2014

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    I love those linen dial Eternas! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Northernman Lemaniac Nov 25, 2014

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    A Major(!) company it was. Value, quality and pedigree for money is unbelievable.
    Here are some of mine:
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  7. Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Nov 25, 2014

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    My Eternamatic:

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  8. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Nov 25, 2014

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    And my daughters -

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  9. Northernman Lemaniac Nov 25, 2014

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  10. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Nov 25, 2014

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    Yes, under appreciated, perhaps, but certainly not minor.

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  11. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Nov 25, 2014

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    That's what friends are all about :thumbsup:
     
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  12. ulackfocus Nov 25, 2014

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  13. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    Didn't know that one came in gold!

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    Mine has a presentation back and special medallion:

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    Take care,
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  14. Hijak Nov 25, 2014

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    I'll take that...taunt, invitation, whatever...
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  15. Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Nov 25, 2014

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    It's actually gold capped - not gold. I have been looking hard for one in stainless steel - exactly like yours. Hope to find one one day!
     
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  16. ulackfocus Nov 25, 2014

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    Forgot to mention that the 1466 is the grandfather of the modern ETA 2892 series. Many of the commonly used ETA calibers from the 70's to present can be traced back to their roots as an Eterna.
     
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  17. Northernman Lemaniac Nov 25, 2014

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    My 2002 chronometer is also an Alcan watch. A hughe company with very good taste for 25year employment gifts!
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  18. Redwheelbarrow Nov 25, 2014

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    @Northernman - Marvelous collection with head-spinning examples. Please share vintage, movement and details of the chronometer certified 200m dive watch. Simply wow.

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  19. Spike Nov 25, 2014

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    'The Viking' is the man it seems when it comes to these:thumbsup:

    Loving that Kontiki 20 as well:)
     
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  20. Northernman Lemaniac Nov 25, 2014

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    Thanks!::shy::
    The 200m is quite modern KonTiki. Late 80's. Movement is Eterna spec ETA2892-A1 with guilt rotor and Kif shock protection.
    A very slim case with inward slanting sides from the bezel towards the back.
    Very comfortable to wear and original bracelet feels very solid. 38mm wo crown.
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