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Movado Stainless Steel Automatic circa 1950's

$1,950.00

(Wire/check payment 3% DISCOUNT at checkout)

An unusual and great looking vintage Movado stainless steel automatic model circa 1950’s. Featuring a rugged design 33 X 40mm case with wide bezel, contoured lugs, heavy screw down case back and acrylic crystal. With original 2 tone Explorer style dial with applied 12/3/6/9 and tapered hour indexes and tapered sword hands. The original SWITZERLAND sign dial has developed a warm tan/peach patina around the perimeter of the dial and retains the original radium lume. Powered by self winding Movado caliber 431 movement with sweep seconds. Complete with the original Movado heavy flexible link bracelet with flush fit end pieces and with embossed logo deployant clasp.

Just fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Your purchase includes our popular leather watch pouch, ideal for travel or storage, a $55.00 value.

Note: Many watch enthusiasts are not aware that Movado was a company of some stature long before their well known “Museum” model. We are referring to selection by the Museum of Modern Art in New York to their permanent collection in 1960 the “Museum Model” which features a minimalist dial design with a solo dot at 12 o’clock. Variations of the museum dial now dominate the Movado collection of contemporary watches, which though very attractive modernist designs, are not particularly sought after by collectors.

On the other hand, there are many Movado models from the 1930’s through the 1960’s that are highly prized among collectors. Some of these models include the innovative 3 plane movement Movado Polygon, the series of Movado “Ermetto” travel watches, 3 register chronographs, Diver’s Sub Sea models, Diver’s chronographs, Moonphases and many rugged water resistant design dress and sport models. Some of these tool watch models were co-branded with Zenith in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Tiffany & Co carried Movado watches in their luxury stores in the 1940’s and 1950’s and many of these examples can be found bearing the Tiffany & Co name on the dial. The current example is one such scarce model from Movado’s more glorious past, and one that we have not encountered before.

 

 

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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
RANDOM201+