A Movado stainless steel manual wind gents watch manufactured in the early 1940's in great overall condition. It is watches like this that brought me into the fascinating world of vintage watches many years ago. I just love the inimitable style of watches from the 1930's and 1940's and I had to buy this one when I saw it for sale. The case is fabulous, small compared with modern watches but look at the design of the extra long semi hooded lugs. The dial is classic 1940's. It has a sweep seconds hand, a recent innovation in the 1940's (called centregraph dials), seen at a time when subsidiary seconds dials were de rigueur.
This watch presents very well indeed and the movement is running strongly and keeping time. It really is a lovely collectable watch from a watchmaker whose vintage timepieces are rarely seen today. Movado is a long standing quality watch maker, established in 1881 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The company is best known for its Museum watch. Now American owned the company still manufactures a range of modern watches.
Case: stainless steel, measuring approximately 27 mm across, excluding the crown and 40 mm from lug to lug. The inside of the cover is signed "Movado" It is in very good condition with no dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to point out to you.
Dial: in very good condition, signed "Movado Swiss", with gentle even patina which has darkened the finish over the years. Hours are marked by luminous Arabic numerals and there is an outer minutes chapter. The hands are in good shape.
Movement: Movado 15 jewel movement, running strongly and keeping time. The movement is protected by a dust cover, a sign of quality which was omitted from most wristwatches in the 1940's.
Strap: fitted with a lightly used black genuine lizard calf strap which attached to the watch it measures approximately 208 mm from buckle tip to last hole.