So I was at this antiquey gallery in San Diego a few days ago and I mentioned that I collected Bulovas. Only Bulovas and only mechanical from 1915 to 1975. The owner said "Well I have a few of those at home. Come back on Monday." So I did and he produced the watches shown below. After much haggling we agreed on a price. (Hey Bobbee, look at that Ivanhoe. Joking of course - a 21st Century). Don't know what the other two are. I'm thinking Clipper on the right.
So as I'm leaving I look at a case of watches that I hadn't noticed before and I see this very discreet and lovely Movado. But it's not a Bulova, so I turn and as I do I swear the damn thing starts talking to me. I haven't taken LSD for 38 years. But the watch says "Hey Mr. Mojo take me home with you. I will always keep excellent time and I'll never cheat on you."
I look back at the case and there's no sign of any verbage. But as I turn away I hear "If you don't take me today you'll regret it tomorrow."
So I ask the owner "How much is that damn talking Movado?" He looks at me a little strangely and quotes me a price that is silly. Then he gives me a history. "That watch has an incredible Valjoux blah, blah, blah movement. It was serviced just last year and keeps amazing time."
I said "I don't care if it can wake me up in the morning with a cup of tea. (wake up to Goblin. More fun I think). I'll give you $------ for it with the promise that I will come back and buy that 1965 Rolex Datejust next week". Damn I'm sinning a lot this week.
So he said, "Well I can't hold you to the Rolex. But I'll let you have the Movado for $-----." I wince a bit then looked at it again, and I swear the f+++ing think winked at me. So I said "OK".
Any idea what year this is? I'm guessing late 50's. But I really don't know. Any Movado fanatics out there care to tell me. I have been wearing this watch for 48 hours, and I feel like such a Bulova traitor. But I loooooooooooove this watch. It is so stylish and timeless. Every few minutes I just look at it and smile. It is so f+++ing beautiful and in two days the damn thing has not lost or gained a second. If Movados are all like this I am completely sold and may have to start collecting them too. But sadly they are not as cheap as Bulovas.
So any help appreciated. How old? Any model name? Thank you guys and gals.