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In the mid-1930s, the Ministry of the Czechoslovak Armed Forces issued an invitation to tender for the supply of wristwatches for air force pilots. Three brands meet the specifications: Longines first, then Lemania and Eterna.
It is this last one that I propose here, in a version that the serial number makes it possible to locate in 1946.
This model has a 38.5 mm diameter, 48 mm long cushion case. Enough to occupy the wrist with dignity! This one, never polished, presents stripes of use (homogeneous and without real snag) but it especially preserved all the subtle angles which make the charm of this watch, when the majority are unfortunately polished and repolished.
The gilt dial is very correct and the hands still have their original radium.
The 852S movement works very well. I don't know the service history but winding is smooth, precision is good and power reserve is still impressive.
I ask EUR 1600. The watch is in Paris and will come with the thick "Nato" bracelet shown on the photos. Handover preferred but shipping naturally possible, to be agreed with the buyer.
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