Movado Stainless Steel Automatic circa 1950’s


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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