Movado Chronometre from 1940
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    Movado Chronometre from 1940

    I posted a picture of my Movado Chronometre some time ago, asking for advice and information about the watch. Now i got around to send it to my watchmaker for a service. I got it back today, the movement completely serviced, glass changed, new main spring and crown, aswell as a new strap. It set me back 290$ but i think it was well worth it.

    The watch was passed on to me from my granddad after he passed away 4years ago. He got it from his dad in may 1940, as a graduation present when he finished highschool. Using a watch that was bought by my great granddad during the battle of france gives me a nice feeling of nostalgy :)

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    Re: Movado Chronometre from 1940

    That is a superb heirloom watch to have.
    Very nice indeed and a great quality chronometer.

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    Re: Movado Chronometre from 1940

    Agreed - very nice indeed. And I'm sure you'll get a lot of pleasure from wearing it.
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    Re: Movado Chronometre from 1940

    Excellent looking (and high quality) watch and with a family history. Congrats on returning a great watch to service. BTW...those blue hands are fantastic - they look perfect against that dial. Thanks for coming back to post the update.

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    Re: Movado Chronometre from 1940

    Very, very nice
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    MORE IMPORTANTLY
    I think your watchmaker did a GREAT job - not detracting from the original piece at all - KUDOS to him

    Will do more research to-morrow on this style

    but GREAT - thanks for sharing

    PS MOVADO means 'ALWAYS IN MOTION'
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    Re: Movado Chronometre from 1940

    Vintage watches always have some nice history to them, but to actually know the provenance and have family connections to the piece is another impressive level. Great watch and I hope it continues to be used for years to come!
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    Re: Movado Chronometre from 1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Noam the Newt View Post
    Vintage watches always have some nice history to them, but to actually know the provenance and have family connections to the piece is another impressive level. Great watch and I hope it continues to be used for years to come!
    Absolutely - well said
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    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

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    "Owning a vintage watch is great, understanding where it sits in Horology is magnificent"
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