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#1 OFFLINE   jasonm

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:17 PM

I havent bought a new watch in ages, so I went to the Birmingham Watch Fair with a few quid in my pocket and took a punt on this , a non running scabby looking Eterna with the ESA tuning fork movement ( a la Omega F300 ) , Although a buggered one can be repaired the costs can soon mount up so it was a risk but a calculated one.......
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I sent it to Hawkey to see if he could do anything with it....
It was good news, fired up with a battery and the calendar wheel gears are fine ( weak point on these ) so I gave the go ahead for a full service and for a modest outlay I have a fine looking Kontiki ! Its obviously not the 'proper' Kontiki diver but not bad for the outlay, the caseback is gorgeous ..... Its not even a real diver I guess, the bezel is non moving but it has a screw down crown... It came on the original Kontiki bracelet too but sadly far too short for me...
Many thanks to Paul for a great service...

Paul took the lovely photos of the finished article ....
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:26 PM

That is nice bud, well worth the gamble in the end

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:29 PM

Well done! That's stunning :thumbsup:



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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:40 PM

Hope you don't mind Jason, I'll add a few more photos:

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And I was repairing* a rather nice gold capped stainless steel Eterna Sonic at the same time (*bit of an understatement! In this case, repair = new movement!)

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

Stunning watch,and what a transformation,almost looks new!

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:00 PM

I absolutely love that watch. :notworthy: Day and date too. :thumbsup: Right up my street. Anybody selling one?
Mike

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:56 PM

View Posttixntox, on 05 February 2011 - 05:00 PM, said:

I absolutely love that watch. :notworthy: Day and date too. :thumbsup: Right up my street. Anybody selling one?
Mike

Theres a grey one on ebay for a £995 BIN :lookaround:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:23 PM

Cool! :punk:

What size is it?

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:28 PM

View Postjasonm, on 05 February 2011 - 05:56 PM, said:

View Posttixntox, on 05 February 2011 - 05:00 PM, said:

I absolutely love that watch. :notworthy: Day and date too. :thumbsup: Right up my street. Anybody selling one?
Mike

Theres a grey one on ebay for a £995 BIN :lookaround:
That's an extremely rare version of this watch...I'm afraid yours is only worth 1/10th of that. :whistle:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:28 PM

That's come up lovely.

Very jealous.

Surprised that the bezel doesn't move on those. I've not handled one, so I'd assumed they were Eterna's equivalent of Omega's SMf300.

Really nice. Well done.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:39 PM

View PostSharkBike, on 05 February 2011 - 06:23 PM, said:

Cool! :punk:

What size is it?

Cheers Rich, its 39mm without the crown....

View PostSilver Hawk, on 05 February 2011 - 06:28 PM, said:

View Postjasonm, on 05 February 2011 - 05:56 PM, said:

View Posttixntox, on 05 February 2011 - 05:00 PM, said:

I absolutely love that watch. :notworthy: Day and date too. :thumbsup: Right up my street. Anybody selling one?
Mike

Theres a grey one on ebay for a £995 BIN :lookaround:
That's an extremely rare version of this watch...I'm afraid yours is only worth 1/10th of that. :whistle:

A 1/10th ! :lookaround: I was thinking a 1/4 at least :naughty:

View PostWho. Me?, on 05 February 2011 - 06:28 PM, said:

That's come up lovely.

Very jealous.

Surprised that the bezel doesn't move on those. I've not handled one, so I'd assumed they were Eterna's equivalent of Omega's SMf300.

Really nice. Well done.
Yeah, me too, Im reasonably sure it doesnt...... :whistle:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:29 PM

Good result Jason and great work Paul :yes:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:40 PM

Really nice, great work Paul.

Hows the Rotary you picked up at the same time looking?

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 08:16 PM

View Postminkle, on 05 February 2011 - 07:40 PM, said:

Really nice, great work Paul.

Hows the Rotary you picked up at the same time looking?

Its still with Mr Burrage having a good fettle, there was more internal work than I thought so hes waiting for bits.....





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