Eterna Matic 3000 chronometer
Eterna Matic 3000 chronometer
Eterna Matic 3000 chronometer
Eterna Matic 3000 chronometer
Eterna Matic 3000 chronometer
Eterna Matic 3000 chronometer
Eterna Matic 3000 chronometer
Eterna Matic 3000 chronometer

Eterna Matic 3000 chronometer

Eterna Matic 3000 chronometer

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This is an automatic watch with date that was made in the early 1960s. It has an 18 carat gold case, with a screw-type case back and for an automatic watch, it’s very thin and elegant on the wrist. The case back has a very elegant raised impression of the Shild family crest, the owners of Eterna at this time.

The gold dial has a lovely sunray finish and is in perfect condition, as is the whole watch - it was clearly cherished and retained for best use only. The cal 1466U movement has been fully serviced and is running excellently. The serial number on the movement dates the watch to 1965. The watch has date indication and the movement has a quickset date function - you pull the crown all the way out to advance the date.

The watch came with what I assume is an extract from the Eterna archives, it gives details of where the watch was originally sold and mentions (I think) that it originally came with a gold bracelet.

The word "chronometer” on the dial means that the movement in this watch has passed the very stringent time keeping test applied by the Swiss observatory. The movement would have been tested over several days, at different temperatures and in different positions. In order to pass the test the movement can not have deviated by more than -4 and + 6 seconds variation per day. The time keeping on this watch is still excellent for a vintage watch, pretty much still at chronometer standard.  

Eterna developed the first automatic movements that uses ball-bearings in the rotor (the off centre weight that winds the mainspring). This represented a significant advance in the automatic watch mechanism - it reduced the wear on the moving parts. The ball-bearing was so significant for Eterna that the image of five ball bearings was adopted as the company logo and can be seen on both the dial and the crown on this watch.     
The watch has been serviced and regulated and it comes with a nos strap. The case has been cleaned by not polished to retain some of the patina of age.

Case diameter (excluding winding crown): 35mm
Case material: steel with gold capped bezel
strap width = 18mmm
time keeping: Grade A

Order processing

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Shipping guide for watches

UK: FREE DPD shipping, 1-2 working days
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL shipping, 1-3 working days. To order to The EU, please visit our Euro website here (duties and taxes are included in the price of your watch).

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Shipping guide for t-shirts

Our t-shirts are printed by us and shipped from our workshop in London. This means if you place an order for both a watch and t-shirt(s), they will be shipped together via an express service. Delivery times for these can be found here.

If you order a t-shirt without a watch, it will be shipped via a Royal Mail tracked service which usually takes a little longer. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for watch straps

If purchased separately from your watch, watch straps will be shipped with Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping.

This takes 2-14 working days depending on location. You can see a more accurate timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

These delivery times are a guide based on the carriers terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.

Return your watch for an exchange

We are happy to exchange unworn watches.

Fastening the watch will cause damage to the leather. If this is the case, we charge for the watch strap (or we can put the worn strap on the exchanged watch for free).

Please email us directly if you think your watch is faulty.

Return your watch for a refund

To return for a full refund, you have 30 days if purchased online. After this time we can offer an exchange if your watch hasn’t been worn.

If you purchased your watch in-store, we can offer an exchange or store credit only. This is because you’ve seen the watch in person and had the opportunity to try it on. Please let us know if you’re purchasing as a gift.

T-shirt returns and Exchanges

We recommend checking the measurements of our t-shirts on our size guide before placing your order, you can also check them here

However, if your t-shirt is faulty, we can offer an exchange or a refund. In this circumstance, please email us within 30 days of placing your order, with a photograph of the problem, as well as your order number.

To return other products (such as straps) please email us: to arrange this.

UK returns

1) Generate your free returns label here.

2) Print it off and stick it to your original packaging.

3) Take it to your local post office. Find your closest here.

(If you no longer have your original packaging, please ensure your watch is securely wrapped in bubble wrap / something similar to protect it in transit).

NB please include a short note describing the issue with the watch and your contact details.

EU and International returns

Please send the watch to this address:

Mr Jones Watches (repairs)
61 Dartmouth Road
London SE23 3HN
United Kingdom

Ensure the watch is securely wrapped in bubble wrap to protect it in transit.

Please include a note stating:

- the reason for the return
- a detailed description of the problem with your watch (if sending for repair)
- your email address and your order number
- remember to include your return delivery address, (so we know where to send the repaired watch)

We recommend you use a tracked service. 

As the UK is no longer in the EU, you will have to fill in a Customs Declaration form (usually a CN22).

Please write in the description field "wristwatch, return for factory repair / refund , no commercial value." 

This is essential otherwise an import duty will be levied which you will be liable for (there is no way for us to reclaim this charge).

Please note: we do not cover shipping costs for unwanted items, returned from outside of the UK. If you are returning a watch that is faulty we may be able to reimburse shipping costs if your watch is within warranty, please contact us ahead of sending in this instance.

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