Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

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Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by Mr_Pacman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:19 am

$799 plus there is a 10% coupon for an additional discount:

https://www.ashford.com/eterna-heritage ... watch.html

coupon code: SC10PSEP31P

Really makes me wonder how many watches Eterna actually sells. This came out in 2010 and was limited to 1973 watches. 10 years later and they still didn't sell out the stock.

I've owned this one a few times. Really like it but too big for my wrists.

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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by Abmw » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:25 am

Damn that’s cheap. Too bad I own one already.
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by tmw » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:26 am

That is an amazing deal. So many of us bought this new at around 1400ish.....


And it’s still a great watch.
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:38 am

I came close, but bailed; available coupon took care of the tax.
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:44 am

That’s a heck of a deal!

I came close several times, but the hour hand always kept me from buying. Now I’m feeling weak.


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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by gr8sw » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:47 am

heck, if Eterna had made these in the original 40mm size they could've sold 19,730 in a flash :banghead:
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by ChuckW » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:49 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:38 am
I came close, but bailed; available coupon took care of the tax.
If you have a Discover Card, you can get 5% cashback on PayPal purchases through the end of September. Considering how long these watches have been sitting around, I wonder if they need service.
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by Chocodove » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:49 am

Do these wear frigging huge?
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by aikiman44 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:50 am

No
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by Mr_Pacman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:52 am

Chocodove wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:49 am
Do these wear frigging huge?
Short lugs make them wear smaller but it's still a big watch on my 7" wrist.

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Post by r.palace » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:07 am

Wow, very tempting. I owned one briefly some years ago. Definitely an original design
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by Ryeguy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:16 am

Watch these go on sale at WUS for $1,200 in a couple weeks.

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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by Mr_Pacman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:18 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:16 am
Watch these go on sale at WUS for $1,200 in a couple weeks.
Seems to be a common trend for blowout Eterna watches. Last year they had moonphase chronographs on blowout for $900 and I haven't seen one for sale for less than $1,400 on the secondary market.

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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by mellonb1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:30 am

aikiman44 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:50 am
No
I thought that it wore rather large on my 7.25".

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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by aikiman44 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:32 am

Cushion style case wears nicely.
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by Chocodove » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:56 am

mellonb1 wrote:
aikiman44 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:50 am
No
I thought that it wore rather large on my 7.25".
How does it compare to say a MM300 (if you can recall)?
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:02 pm

mellonb1 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:30 am
aikiman44 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:50 am
No
I thought that it wore rather large on my 7.25".
I bought one from Mark years ago.

It didn't stick; wore larger than I'd hoped.
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by Ryeguy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:38 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:56 am
mellonb1 wrote:
aikiman44 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:50 am
No
I thought that it wore rather large on my 7.25".
How does it compare to say a MM300 (if you can recall)?
I’d be curious to hear this as well. I’ll bet it wears visually larger as the MM300 hides its size very well due to the smaller dial.

I wanted one of these badly a while ago. Ironically, now that it is available for the price of a micro, I find myself a bit lukewarm to it.

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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by mellonb1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:43 pm

In my experience it wore huge. Not so much the case size but the dial opening made it wear every bit a 44mm. It definitely looked bigger on the wrist and wore larger than the MM300. Quality piece but not for me. I've owned a couple vintage Eterna-Matic KonTiki's and they were perfect.

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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by Mr_Pacman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:47 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:56 am
mellonb1 wrote:
aikiman44 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:50 am
No
I thought that it wore rather large on my 7.25".
How does it compare to say a MM300 (if you can recall)?
I've owned both but not at the same time. The MM300 definitely wore smaller on my wrist vs the Eterna.

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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by djh1201 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:40 pm

I had one for years, around 7 actually. Gorgeous watch, but ultimately too big for my 7.25 wrist. L2L isn't too bad, but it is a monster, wears like a 44mm. Wish this was a 41-42 and I'd wear it for life!
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* Certina PH500M * YEMA Superman Heritage 63 * Longines HydroConquest (Grey) * Anonimo Millimetri Drass * Certina PH200M * Nodus Avalon * Marcello C Tridente

Gone, but not Forgotten:

* Squale Onda * Halios Seaforth * Eterna Heritage Super KonTiki LE 1973 * Squale 1521 * Borealis Cascais * Borealis Estoril 300 *Anonimo Millimetri 10th Anniversary * Sinn U1 * Doxa 750t Searambler * Stowa Pro Diver * Stowa Seatime * Anonimo Dino Zei Marinai d'Italia * Anonimo Millemetri Orange * Anonimo Sailor Diver * Halios Bluering * JOA PAM 111H Homage * Bathys Benthic MOP * Glycine Combat 7 Chronograph * Fortis B-42 GMT * Bathys Benthic Ti * Bathys 100 Fathoms * Benarus Moray Dart (42mm)* IWI Marine Diver GMT * Benarus Moray * Magrette Regattare Bronze * Marc & Sons MSD-044 * A ton of Seikos * And many more...

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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by Ryeguy » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:20 am

OK - slept on it and pulled the trigger. Figure I wear a 43/44mm watches quite a bit in normal rotation anyway, plus getting such a legit diver at a micro price is hard to pass up.

Plus, rereading J’s review from years ago didn’t hurt.

I’ll post up some photos when it arrives. If it doesn’t stick, I’ll put it up here at the BoD price.

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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by matt.wu » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:35 am

Ryeguy wrote:OK - slept on it and pulled the trigger. Figure I wear a 43/44mm watches quite a bit in normal rotation anyway, plus getting such a legit diver at a micro price is hard to pass up.

Plus, rereading J’s review from years ago didn’t hurt.

I’ll post up some photos when it arrives. If it doesn’t stick, I’ll put it up here at the BoD price.
It’s a steal of a deal. Congrats!
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by aikiman44 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:29 am

You will enjoy it. Looks great on most straps, too.
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Re: Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Heritage on blowout at Ashford

Post by djh1201 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:37 am

aikiman44 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:29 am
You will enjoy it. Looks great on most straps, too.
Most definitely! Really short lugs though, so the spring bar hole needs to be close to the end of the strap.
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* Certina PH500M * YEMA Superman Heritage 63 * Longines HydroConquest (Grey) * Anonimo Millimetri Drass * Certina PH200M * Nodus Avalon * Marcello C Tridente

Gone, but not Forgotten:

* Squale Onda * Halios Seaforth * Eterna Heritage Super KonTiki LE 1973 * Squale 1521 * Borealis Cascais * Borealis Estoril 300 *Anonimo Millimetri 10th Anniversary * Sinn U1 * Doxa 750t Searambler * Stowa Pro Diver * Stowa Seatime * Anonimo Dino Zei Marinai d'Italia * Anonimo Millemetri Orange * Anonimo Sailor Diver * Halios Bluering * JOA PAM 111H Homage * Bathys Benthic MOP * Glycine Combat 7 Chronograph * Fortis B-42 GMT * Bathys Benthic Ti * Bathys 100 Fathoms * Benarus Moray Dart (42mm)* IWI Marine Diver GMT * Benarus Moray * Magrette Regattare Bronze * Marc & Sons MSD-044 * A ton of Seikos * And many more...

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