1940s Movado cal. 75 question
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    1940s Movado cal. 75 question

    Just purchased an early 1940s Movado cal. 75, a little on the small side but it has a strong-looking military-type dial and is in good working condition. The dial, however -- and I presume the movement -- appears to be a little loose within the case. When I shake the watch gently I hear and feel some to-and-fro movement. And when I pull the crown out it is possible to gently shake the dial/movement within the case. I've not yet opened the screw back to investigate at this time.

    Does anyone know what might be causing this? Do Movado's from the 40s period have case screws that might be loose? Or should there be some type of spacer between the dial and the bezel?

    I am going to take the Movado to a watchmaker for servicing, but would appreciate any feedback if anyone has dealt with a similar issue.

    Thanks.

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    Re: 1940s Movado cal. 75 question

    Hi starksix,

    the Movado 75 is fixed in the case or in a suspension ring with an alignment pin near the stem and a half-head screw near the balance. Both are visible here: bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Movado 75




    My best advice: Open the back and look what's wrong.

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    Re: 1940s Movado cal. 75 question

    Roland,
    Thanks very much for the rapid response! Your archive photos are invaluable.

    starksix

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    Re: 1940s Movado cal. 75 question

    I have one like you re
    I want to sell him but i dont know how much to ask
    How much did u pai for him
    Tks

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    Re: 1940s Movado cal. 75 question

    Mine is 15 karate gold
    But i dont find anywhere a serie
    Do u know where is located?
    Tkx verry much

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    Re: 1940s Movado cal. 75 question

    Hi
    Movado made very respectable time pieces. The word MOVADO means 'always in motion'

    we need pictures to comment more
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    Re: 1940s Movado cal. 75 question

    Just check up old ebay listing on the same piece, this will give you a good idea.

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