A fabulous solid gold Movado pocket watch in the 43mm slim case, with a very good quality movement to match.


From the import hallmark on the inside of the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made assayed in 1930.  9k gold is normally only for export to the United Kingdom, so it is highly likely the watch was made and shipped in 1930.  That date also ties in with the production dates of the movement.


Movado made some very fine watch in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s and this is no exception.  To back up that statement, let’s take a look at the the Movado calibre 620N movement.  This 15 jewel manual wind movement has screwed in chantons for the gear train – something you will not find on today’s pocket watches until you get to the very highest end.  It also has a worm screw for fine adjustment on the regulator, which is a Movado pateent, and the back plate is finely machine finished too.  These might not mean anything to many people, but these details all cost money to do, so add to the cost of the timepiece, so Movado were seeking a discerning customer for this watch.  The watches they also entered into chronometer competitions featured these top specification details.  Condition wise you would not think this was over ninety years old.  The cream dial has a nice texture, almost like leather, and the blued hands are straight and true.  The case does not have any inscriptions and the bow is just the right resistance (and is also hallmarked).  Too many pocket watches like this were scrapped for the gold value, or to put the movement in more expensive wristwatches, but this is just too good to contemplate doing that.

This watch will be supplied with our basic presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

This watch has been checked against the Watch Register and has not been reported as lost, stolen or implicated in fraud, and a copy of that certificate will also be included.

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Width with crown  47.7 mm (excluding bow)

Width without crown  43.0 mm

Case Thickness  9.2 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.