Movado Perpetuale Apr 06, 2006 - 08:49 PM I recently moved beyond dreaming that one day I would own a perpetual calendar watch to idly browsing for a perpetual calendar watch. I expected the cost to be about $10,000 or more.
Suprisingly, I found 5 versions of this watch -- day/month in English, Italian, French and German -- all available on the web for less than half of that amount.
I have been able to discover this watch was issued for the 100th anniversary of Movado (1981)in a "limited edition" of an unknown quantity.
Some have told me the watch appears to be based on a Valjoux 7750 movement (?), although they didn't elaborate as to why.
Perhaps the group can help me with these questions:
Does anyone know anything else about this watch and its history?
Such as who made the movement?
Does anyone else hesitate to purchase a "grande complication" like a perpetual calendar and have Movado on the dial? Not that I have anything against Movado and its excellent history, but the I perceive the brand is not generally associated with "haute horology". It's such a bargain -- if it runs!
One last question: Does this mean that I have crossed over from WIS to watch snob? (LOL)
I like the look of the watch, but don't (yet) know dimensions.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge and opinions.