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Perhaps you've heard of Thor Heyerdahl, or perhaps you think anyone named Thor carries a big hammer. Well for you unenlightened, Mr. Heyerdahl was probably one of the most badass adventurers the world has ever seen.
So badass, in fact, that in 1947, in an attempt to prove a theory about ancient peoples' ability to make long sea voyages, Mr. Heyerdahl sailed a hand-built raft 8,000 miles across the Pacific.
That raft was named the Kon-Tiki.
The inter-webs are replete with differences of opinion about whether Heyerdahl and his crew were actually wearing Eternas when they made the voyage. According to Eterna's website, they were. Regardless of the controversy, what we know for sure is that in 1958, in honor of Heyerdahl and his voyage, Eterna created the Kon-Tiki 20 line.
A great tool watch, the Eterna-matic is driven by a Calibre 1489K automatic movement which features the trademark Eterna five ball-bearing rotor system. So whether your spending the day at the beach or crossing the Pacific in a balsa-wood boat, you can count on this beaut to get the job done, and look good doing it!
This Eterna-Matic hails from the late '60s, sports a caseback bearing the gold icon of the Kon-Tiki itself, and has a beautiful original silver dial and sword hands.
Case is approximately 38mm (excluding crown).
Overall condition: The watch is in great condition over all. The original case is in good condition with only light signs of wear. The original silver dial is clean and nicely patinated. Original screw-down crown is in good order and sets time and date freely without issue.
Includes two nylon straps by Crown and Buckle.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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