by John Sealander
For more than 100 years, the physicians chronometer watch has been as essential to many doctors and nurses as their stethoscope or thermometer. These specialized wristwatches feature a specially calibrated dial that allows doctors and nurses to quickly determine an accurate pulse rate. For this reason, Pulsometer watches have long been a favorite of military doctors and paramedics who have to quickly evaluate patients in the field. Eterna was a pioneer in the development of the modern doctor’s watch. In fact, Josef Girard, one of the company’s founders, was a doctor himself.
In 1942, when 37 industrial companies in Switzerland set up a foundation to benefit Grenchen hospitals, Eterna introduced what was to become one of the most popular doctor’s watches of all time: the Pulsometer. This revolutionary watch featured a clever supplementary scale that allowed doctors to get an accurate pulse reading in only half the time that had previously been required. Instead of counting 60 pulses, doctors only needed to count 30 pulses, with no decrease in accuracy.
The Eterna Pulsometer Limited Edition 1942 is a faithful recreation of this groundbreaking watch. Only 1,942 of these fabulous 37 jewel watches will be produced to commemorate its introduction in 1942.
The case size of this special limited edition is now 42mm to suit current tastes and Eterna has added a scratch-proof anti-reflective sapphire crystal along with a date aperture at 6. The unique pulsometer scale and baton-shaped hands are faithful to the original model. The watch now features a handsome black Lousiana alligator strap.
You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to own a piece of history. The Eterna Pulsometer Limited Edition 1942 is a practical watch designed for working professionals. It remains an essential tool for doctors, nurses and paramedics, just like it was in 1942. This practical functionality also makes the watch highly desirable for the discriminating collector. If you are interested in acquiring this unique and exclusive watch for yourself, reserve yours today.
Eterna Mens 19126.96.36.1997 Heritage Pulsometer Limited Edition 1942 Luxury Watch
- Movement – Swiss quartz
- Shape – Round
- Clasp – Fold-over-clasp-with-double-push-button-safety
- Case – Stainless-steel, diameter 42 mm, thickness 13 mm
- Band material – Leather-alligator, mens-standard, 22 mm, black
- Dial – Silver
- Dial window – Anti-reflective-sapphire
- Display Type – Analog
- Bezel – Stainless-steel, stationary
- Calendar – Date
- Water resistance – To 165 feet
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