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  1. jeppe888 May 6, 2021

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    Hi OF
    I hope you can tell me a bit about this watch. I have purchased this watch long time ago and i don't know whether its a redial or not?
    i can't find any pictures which i similar so any help is appreciated.
     
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  2. Vitezi May 14, 2021

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    You have an early manual wind Eterna Kontiki model, likely with their rugged 1408 caliber inside but without the etched Kontiki raft on the caseback. The dial looks OK to me.

    You may already know the story about the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his 1947 expedition some 6,900km across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands. He was attempting to prove that it was possible that people from South America could have settled in Polynesia in the early 1500s. To do so, he set off on his perilous journey in a simple Peruvian balsa wood raft (the Kontiki). Then he wrote a best-selling book about it, and then the movie came out...

    Here are a few models similar to yours:
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/eterna-kontiki-1960s-excellent-condition.77907/
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/eterna-kontiki.119366/

    There are plenty of threads on the Kontiki on OF so be sure to add yours to the list:
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/eterna-kontiki-just-arrived-let’s-see-the-of-fleet.86793/

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  3. jeppe888 May 14, 2021

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    thank you very much for the help
     
  4. Mafkees Jun 8, 2021

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    Some additional info:
    While the dial looks ok (barring the damages around the edge), the crown and seconds hand are replacements. The replacement crown should be noted in particular, since they form an essential part of waterresistant cases. The darkened lume and damage around the edge of the dial indicate some sort of moisture problem in the past.