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    Mojo Goes Movado Crazy.

    After picking up that 1940's Movado a couple of weeks ago and becoming completely enamored with Movados I went in search of more - and found this.........

    The seller thought it was from the early 60's, but I thought it was much older. It has the 95 movement. Can't take off the back right now, but will later. The model is a Sub Sea Chronograph. Any idea ladies and gentlemen how old it is? Serial number on the bezel matches the number on the inside of the caseback. It's a very sweet watch and I love the dial color, which is a light silver.
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    Re: Mojo Goes Movado Crazy.

    I am far away from being an expert, especially on wrist watches (verge watches my favorites). So I can only take a guess:

    This Movado should be from the 1950ies with cal 95M, column-wheel chronograph (considered to be one of the most gorgeous movements ever). Taubert and Fils of Geneva could have made this steel case. If is has the 95M calibre, it is silver plated and was designed by Frederic Piquet especially for Movado.


    If in good condition, Steely Mojo's watch is $$$+, but only if my guesses are correct, especially what concerns the movement inside.

    So, please, open this watch and give us the pictures, don't dangle that carrot in front of us!!!
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    Re: Mojo Goes Movado Crazy.

    Very cool watch Mojo, have a look through this 1950's Movado catalogue.
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    Re: Mojo Goes Movado Crazy.

    Judging only by design, I would say it was made in late 1950s. Early 1960s are also a possibility though.
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    Re: Mojo Goes Movado Crazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    Very cool watch Mojo, have a look through this 1950's Movado catalogue.
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    Cheers, Bob.
    Great catalog Bobbee - from 1946. What I have just discovered from various websites is that Movado changed the logo on the watches from simple lettering to the M over the wide V logo in the very early 50's. So unless this is a redial - and I don't think it is - the watch has to be pre-about 1952. I'll pop the back when I get home and take some pics. I looked at the movement when the seller opened it and it certainly is the 95M movement. Very pretty indeed.

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    Re: Mojo Goes Movado Crazy.

    Looks redial to me :)
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    Re: Mojo Goes Movado Crazy.

    Movado Cal. 95 considered to be one of the most gorgeous movements ever?! Well, I'd certainly prefer many Valjoux or Venus movements. (Or Zenith - Cal. 136, 146, 156, 166). The main issue I have with the Movado 95 is that it's modular so there is a plate covering all the bits of the main movement (particularly the balance, also the crown and mainspring gears). And the modular construction makes it a little thicker.

    I am not sure whether "Sub Sea" was a model range but would like to point out that when Zenith cooperated with Movado, they introduced the designations "Surf" and "Sub Sea" for their watches to distinguish between splash proof and waterproof models. I presume that these designations were used before by Movado and that this ought to have been a waterproof model. Before you take a dip with it, I doubt that it still is, though.....

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    Re: Mojo Goes Movado Crazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    Very cool watch Mojo, have a look through this 1950's Movado catalogue.
    If you don't find your watch, you may find some you like anyway!

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    Cheers, Bob.
    Yet, still more enabling going on.. here I was thinking this was Watches Anonymous... LOL
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    Re: Mojo Goes Movado Crazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Border-Reiver View Post
    I am far away from being an expert, especially on wrist watches (verge watches my favorites). So I can only take a guess:

    This Movado should be from the 1950ies with cal 95M, column-wheel chronograph (considered to be one of the most gorgeous movements ever). Taubert and Fils of Geneva could have made this steel case. If is has the 95M calibre, it is silver plated and was designed by Frederic Piquet especially for Movado.


    If in good condition, Steely Mojo's watch is $$$+, but only if my guesses are correct, especially what concerns the movement inside.

    So, please, open this watch and give us the pictures, don't dangle that carrot in front of us!!!
    OK, here's the carrot.........
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    Re: Mojo Goes Movado Crazy.

    Can any Movado buffs date this by the serial number?

    Thanks.

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