2.0333 POTENS Automatic, Swiss 1970s

£220.00 (incl. VAT) £198.00 (incl. VAT)

A solid and sturdy automatic, this Potens is thick in all the right places. The brushed steel cushion case and acrylic crystal both feel as strong as the shockproof ETA 2738 movement within. We’ve paired it with a brand new brown leather strap which nicely matches the orange accents on the applied indices. Features a quickset date, and a unique tropicalistion on the dial that modern vintage reissues wish they could emulate.

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Key Features

This Potens Automatic is a sturdy timepiece, about as thick as its automatic kin but still feels good on the wrist.  Everything about this watch is thick, in fact. The crystal, brushed steel case, even the chunky indices. The earthy coloured dial has some characteristic tropicalisation, ageing that modern reissues of vintage watches wish they could emulate. Applied indices have a strip of orange running through them which we think pairs well with the new tan leather strap we’ve provided for it. The ETA 2738 movement powering it features a 47 hour power reserve and a quickset date feature, which immediately changes at midnight rather than slowly crawling in.

About Potens

Potens was founded in 1954, a family company that serviced watches and specialised in pocket watch conversions. As business grew, they moved into manufacturing their own parts and soon designed their own mechanical watches. The brand became recognized mostly due to professional diving models with extra water protection (for example – the Super Squale model, highly valuable and collectible).

Rather than being hindered by the advent of quartz watches, Potens embraced it, and to this day design both mechanical and quartz watches.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. Make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines.


Case and Strap

  • Brushed stainless steel cushion case
  • Screw-down caseback
  • Steel winding crown
  • Acrylic crystal
  • Splashproof/weatherproof
  • New 20mm brown leather strap


  • Width w/ crown: 35mm
  • Width w/o crown: 38mm
  • Height: 40mm
  • Thickness: 12mm
  • Strap: 19mm

Dial and Hands

  • Earth tone smoke dial with tropicalisation
  • Applied indices with orange strips
  • Baton style hands
  • Date indicator at 3 position
  • ‘Potens’ signature beneath 12 position


  • Swiss made movement
  • ETA 2783 calibre
  • Automatic
  • Shockproof
  • 25 jewels
  • 47 hr power reserve
  • Quickset date

Testing results:

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-40 sec/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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