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  1. Lenny Pepperidge

    Lenny Pepperidge Sep 8, 2019

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    Any thoughts on the quality of the brand? The 1948 Legacy GMT's look great, but I'm completely clueless about the brand. A forum search turned up a bunch of posts about vintage examples, which seem to be very well respected around here.

    EDIT: I'm fairly new around here and just realized this should be in the "Other Watches" forum and not here. I tried to delete the thread but didn't see an ability to do so. Excuse my newbie mistake please.

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  2. queriver

    queriver Sep 9, 2019

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    I know Eterna was bought by a Chinese company a number of years ago but don't have personal experience dealing with the company or owning their contemporary watches. The Eterna of today bears little resemblance to the historic Eterna because, for example, the ETA movement division they created was sold already decades ago. It would be interesting to know what in-house capabilities the company has and what vintage intellectual property they still own besides the obvious things such as the Kontiki name.
     
  3. Lenny Pepperidge

    Lenny Pepperidge Sep 9, 2019

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    Yeah, I think I'm going to pass. A little googling seems to find the opinion that they're essentially Chinese watches with the bare minimum of assembly and finishing to allow "swiss made" to go on the dial.
     
  4. nordwulf

    nordwulf Sep 24, 2019

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    Eterna is Chinese owned but still are based in Switzerland. Their in house movement Calibre 39 is interesting but I don't have any experience with that. The company is in trouble though but grey market prices are great so it seems a lot of value for money.
     
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  5. Kwijibo

    Kwijibo Nov 8, 2019

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  6. rcs914

    rcs914 Nov 8, 2019

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  7. Kwijibo

    Kwijibo Nov 8, 2019

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    yes but it's not very insteresting because it has an sw200 I think. The legacy GMT is at 1400 (euros)? The Vaughan big date is at 1995 which is a very nice price for an in hous movement
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