Antique Movado Watch - Can you help date it?
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    Antique Movado Watch - Can you help date it?

    Just purchased this Movado watch at an estate sale for $50, not sure if I got a bargain or not? Any help would be appreciated, it runs and I'm not sure if I should have it cleaned.

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    Long past playing 'Taps' for that one.

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    I am guessing by the style that this is a small ladies watch, but could you confirm by measuring the diameter of the case, excluding the crown.
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    Re: Antique Movado Watch - Can you help date it?

    Hi Kevin,

    dating is easy in this particular case: The movemet is a Movado 157:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Movado 157
    And as it still has the signature 150MN for the base movement (with sub second), it was made in the first production year - 1935 though.

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    Re: Antique Movado Watch - Can you help date it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi Kevin,

    dating is easy in this particular case: The movemet is a Movado 157:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Movado 157
    And as it still has the signature 150MN for the base movement (with sub second), it was made in the first production year - 1935 though.

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    23mm movement means the case is 28mm or so.
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    Re: Antique Movado Watch - Can you help date it?

    Which could make this a mans watch given some of the Acvatics were about that size.
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    Re: Antique Movado Watch - Can you help date it?

    Thanks for your help, it does have a 28mm case. I thought it was interesting that it has one wide single lug versus instead of what you normally see. Any comments?

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    The 1946 catalogue doesn’t show your watch. The only single lug watches in that are all ladies - but those are all for braid straps so not conclusive either way.


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    Re: Antique Movado Watch - Can you help date it?

    Either a fairly small gents' (28mm was a common gents' watch size until after the war, with the last 28mm gent's watches disappearing circa 1960) watch, or a fairly large ladies' watch (these were usually far smaller!). A sector dial and a sweep second hand with a long counterweight somehow don't get along with it being a ladies' piece, so I presume it was a small gents' watch.
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