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    Default Eterna Kontiki Super IDF

    I have been wanting to get one of these for some time and this one came up for sell it was on the high side but they have not come up for sell in this shape so I got it.Proberly the last watch I will buy for some time but we all say that.I had Colin take a look at it and he said the military marking were real and thanks Colin for the help.This one is in great shape and with a bracelet I have never seen a latch on a bracelet like this one the latch is spring loaded to adjust the size to fit the wrist.Here are a few shot's.




    Here it is next to my Tudor to see the size it's a good size watch and I think Eterna sould leave it that size when they do the reissue keep it original the old size is just right.


    Here is a shot of how the spring loaded latch works I pulled it in the last photo.

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    She's a beauty Mike, glad you went for it.

    There were quite a few watches in the 60s and 70s which had some type of spring-loading of the bracelet or clasp: Doxa, Omega, ZRC, etc. Now I need to check my Eterna bracelets as I don't use them
    Cheers all, Colin

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    Lucky find, Mike - wish I'd seen it first. Great condition - all the other ones I have looked at were in poor shape. Interesting rolled steel bracelet too, particularly with that clasp.

    Regards Jon'.

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    Here is a side by side photo of one of the early one next to the later model.

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    A bit of thread necromancy required to set up some pics of a last-summer arrival. It's just now that I've got a chance to shoot a few photos. This IDF KonTiki is from a fellow collector who had if off the son of the S-13 member to whom it was issued. Tough to beat that kind of provenance! Not only a known S-13 member, but a longtime serviceman who participated in many known and unknown operations - as you can tell from the condition of the watch.


    This arrival joins the IDF Eterna I obtained indirectly from Billy Schorr in 2008 and is the watch featured in his book and on his website:

    This Eterna served with me in Baghdad for the last quarter of my tour.

    And it also joins another IDF KonTiki which currently has an incorrect seconds and is too shy to show its face in photos until properly kitted out


    There is also a G1 IDF KonTiki and a NOS civvie KT in the group. A group photo is on my List of Things To Do.
    Cheers all, Colin

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    Now that's just greedy Colin! Fantastic provenance and it wears its scars well, a great example.
    I heard Billy was re-issuing his book (my copy is starting to fall apart) but haven't heard anything on that front for a while...
    Excuse the ignorance, but what sort of dates are we talking about?

    Cheers,
    Andy

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    Nice catch colin.And with some known history behind it.

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    Nice... I have never owned one of these....I have however owned a few IDF Heuers.... interesting watches....
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    Fantastic piece - and looks great, even with all the dings and scratches. :thumbup:

    I was in Geneva airport the other weekend, looking at the re-issue. My first thought was that it was just about perfect, but it really is incredibly shiny. Almost blingy. The chap I was with thought the same thing. Shame, as it's an excellent choice of watch to reissue...
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    Default Great pics of a great watch

    Can't beat that provenance.
    I wonder if there are 'authentics' any more circulating in Israel.

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