Eterna-matic Kon Tiki
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
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.
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Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Eterna-matic Kon Tiki