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SKU: 0469

NOS stands for "New Old Stock." When a watch is described as in NOS condition, it refers to a timepiece that was probably put away for decades and has never been worn. However, over the years, it may have been passed from one collector to another, but as long as the new owner keeps it unworn, it can continue to be described as NOS. It may have been tried on just like those display pieces in a watch shop. But one thing is for sure is that a NOS watch is not mint. Most have been put away without protection (such as inside their original box), so expect the case and crystal to show minor light scratches here and there. Some will naturally patina or produce age spots depending on the dial material or type of luminous/paint applied on the dial and hands. But, at the end of the day, a NOS watch's condition will differ from a used piece in pristine condition or a timepiece with a case polish. A long-time collector will be able to differentiate them apart.


Here is an attractive vintage Eterna-Matic gent's watch. Stunning factory original finish dial in excellent condition—fully serviced Eterna calibre 1416U automatic wind movement with serial number 4032561 4331965, dating this timepiece to 1961. Original acrylic crystal in excellent condition—original signed crown. The case is made of stainless steel and in excellent untouched condition; of course, it is a NOS watch, after all, so do expect light scratches here and there. There is some hand-scripting on the back. The case model is 3988333 and measures 34.7mm in diameter, excluding the crown by 42.3mm from lug tip to lug tip. Original plastic case gasket. It will come with a NOS 18mm genuine leather strap (should be the original unsigned strap) and original signed buckle. The wrist size in the photo is 6 inches.


    • Calibre 1416U
    • 21 Jewels
    • Movement serial number 4331965
    • Fully serviced automatic wind movement
    • Case model # 3988333
    • Stainless steel 
    • 34.7mm diameter excluding the crown X 42.3mm length of case from lug to lug
    • Acrylic crystal
    • Genuine leather strap
    • Original signed case
    • Factory original dial
    • Original plastic gasket
    • Original set of hands

    The buyer has a 7 days return policy (counting the day that the watch has arrived as day 1). The returned item is to be in the same condition as when it was shipped. The returned item will receive a full refund minus shipping and a $100USD restocking fee or store credit. Unless the item is not as described, a full refund, including shipping, will be granted. Please read the description before making any purchase! The size of the watch is included in the description. Kindly make sure that the watch's size will not be an issue for you before purchasing. A vintage timepiece will be more petite compared to most modern wristwatches.

    Everything sold on Splendid Fine Timepieces is guarantee 100% authentic.


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