3 A.M. Eterna

I found this well-loved Eterna watch this weekend. Eterna is a brand that’s prized amongst the watch people, but not so well-known by ordinary Joes. Like Omega, it is a “high-value” watch — not quite Vacheron & Constantin, but a well-respected and innovative brand. The explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his crew wore Eternas on the voyage of the KonTiki in 1947.

I think this type is called a nurses watch because of the red seconds chapters around the outside of the dial and the once red arrow-shaped second hand. This is the third Eterna I’ve had. I always end up selling them whenever I do a cull. This is the oldest one I’ve found. The watch is running, but only when face down.