This post war Movado 18k gold dress watch is in very good order, both mechanically and cosmetically. Model reference R8669.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
According to the book ‘The Movado History’ by Fritz von Osterhausen, this movement was only made between 1945 and 1950. We have picked a mid point year of 1947 as a likely date for production, but we can not narrow it further.
Movado made some of the finest watches of the 1930s to 1950’s. They were pioneers, and have dozens of patents in their name. They were also regular entrants of the observatory competitions, competing to see who could make the most accurate watch. The 15 jewel calibre 260 movement that they made in house is all running nicely, as you would expect. The case was made by Favre et Perret, and is stamped 750 for 18k and has the Helvetia Swiss hallmark. There is a small dent in the case back, but it is not visible on the wrist. The dial is very clean, with nice applied arrowhead hour markers. The hands are straight except fot a slight kink in the seconds hand, and the tip of the second hand has another arrowhead on it. The acrylic glass is very good, and the strap is new and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 34.4 mm
Width without crown 33.0 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 39.0 mm
Case Thickness 8.9 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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