When it comes to shopping for vintage watches on eBay, it can be a gold mine, but it can also be a minefield. Our very own Christoph McNeill (you all might know him as Instagram’s @VintageDiver) wrote a must-read, common sense guide to buying vintage watches on eBay (check out Part 1 and Part 2). So if you’re looking for a vintage watch, but are still a little nervous diving head-first into those murky waters, then don’t worry—we’re here to help. Today, we have another installment of eBay Finds, our series where we highlight some great vintage gems looking for a new home. Happy hunting!
Eterna Sonic Sevenday Tuning Fork Electronic Watch
While Accutron gets the lion’s share of attention when it comes to tuning fork movements, Bulova was not the only one utilizing them. Eterna was another brand, and they marketed their tuning fork watches under the name Eterna Sonic.
The Eterna Sonic Sevenday we have here has that classic late ‘60s/early ‘70s aesthetic. The silver dial has a light sprinkling of patina and a day/date window. The steel case features straight lugs and the original signed crown. The finish looks unpolished, as can be seen by the tool marks on the case back.
These aren’t too common in the wild. In my experience, these are extremely accurate watches, and they’re a fun addition to any collection.