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Date/Report Number …..011213.FNT5HY.04 Item1945 MOVADO BUMPER AUTOMATIC
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1945 MOVADO BUMPER AUTOMATIC 35 MM X 39 MM W/O CROWN! 1ST MOVADO AUTOMATIC WITH 220 17 JEWEL SWEEP SECONDS MOVADO BUMPER AND ALL STAINLESS STEEL SCREW BACK CASE AND GENUINE TURNED EDGE HAND MADE HABANA ALLIGATOR STRAP T.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $849.00


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1945
MOVADO
BUMPER AUTOMATIC

35 MM X 39 MM
W/O CROWN!

1ST
MOVADO
AUTOMATIC

WITH

220
17 JEWEL
SWEEP SECONDS
MOVADO BUMPER

AND

ALL STAINLESS STEEL
SCREW BACK CASE

AND

GENUINE
TURNED EDGE
HAND MADE
HABANA
ALLIGATOR STRAP

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Many companies create their names based on many different reasons. Movado kept it simple. "ALWAYS IN MOTION" was their name.

"Always In Motion" in Esperanto = Movado

Movado was started  by Achille Ditisheimin 1881 in La Chaux-de-faunds, Switzerland. The Movado specialty was creating watches by hand and by    1899 Movado was awarded six first-class Official Rating Certificates in their class, and a Silver Medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris would follow the following year.

24 years later, Movado was famous for it's watch design and function and soon there after, it's sweep of the 1910 Grand Prix Exhibitions in Paris, Rome, Brussels and Rio de Janeiro for their introduction of 8 ligne wristwatch movements.

1912 began with the Movado Polyplan watch; a watch that remains today highly sought after.

In 1944,  Movado seized upon the John Harwood patented BUMPER AUTOMATIC and altered it to include 17 jewels, better spring returns, a much advanced rotor design and center sweeps seconds hand and shock system AND IN 1945 introduced it as their first automatic movement called the "TEMPOMATIC".

In 1947, American designer Nathan George Horwitt created the first Museum Watch. It featured an uncluttered dial, with a simple gold dot marker at the 12:00 position. Movado would team up to produce the Museum Watch and even worked with Andy Warhol in the creation of one-of-a-kind limited edition watches.

In the fifties and sixties watches like the KINGMATIC and others kept the company going until the quartz took over.

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THIS IS THE FIRST
MOVADO AUTOMATIC
MOVEMENT DATES FROM
1945

MOVADO BUMPER IS SIGNED

MOVADO
FACTORIES
SWISS MADE

AND HAS 17 JEWELS
AND
A SWEEP SECONDS

35 MM X 39 MM
W/O CROWN!

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RESTORED DIAL
IS
BLACK AND GOLD
WITH
GOLD CENTER CIRCLE

WITH

MOVADO
IN
BLACK

35 MM X 39 MM
W/O CROWN!

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WITH

BLACK OUTER RING

AND

NUMERALS & MARKERS
IN
GOLD

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WITH

GOLD
NUMERAL AND HASHED
SECONDS

CHAPTER RING

SWISS MADE
IN
GOLD

[THIS WAS FANTASTIC BACK IN 'THE DAY WITH SWEEPS SECONDS ON AN AUTOMATIC]

35 MM X 39 MM
W/O CROWN!


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 HANDS ARE SILVER

ORIGINAL MOVADO
THIN STICK

WITH

RED ARROW
SILVER SECONDS

35 MM X 39 MM
W/O CROWN!

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CASE  MATCHES THE EARLY
MOVADO AUTOMATIC
ADVERTISING

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  FACTORY DIRECT SWEEP SECONDS
MEANT NO
"1930/40'
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS"


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THE CROWN IS STEEL

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THE CASE IS STAINLESS

35 MM X 39 MM
W/O CROWN!

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TOP END
FULLY SCALED
HABANA
ALLIGATOR STRAP
[HAVANA BROWN]

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THE SAME AVAILABLE TO INVEST IN 1945

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IT SIMPLY MAKES THIS MOVADO

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WE ALSO ADDED
A
STAINLESS STEEL

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DUAL BUTTON

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QUICK
RELEASE/CHANGE

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DEPLOYMENT

DEPLOYMENTS EXTEND STRAP LIFE
BY FIVE TIMES

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I LIKE TO PLACE
HIGH QUALITY
WATCH STRAPS
ON MY FINISHED RESTORATIONS

REMEMBER
WE WILL PLACE A STRAP OF YOUR CHOICE
ON ANY WATCH.
IF PRICE MATCHES WITHIN REASON
TO THE ONE OFFERED
AT NO CHARGE 

IF YOU WANT ONE COSTING MORE
WE WILL ADVISE TO WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS
AND IF YOU AGREE WE WILL PLACE IT ON FOR YOU

YOU MUST ENQUIRE CONCERNING
STRAP BEFORE INVESTING

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GENUINE
HAND MADE
STITCHED
&
PADDED
TURNED EDGE
ALLIGATOR STRAP

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CASE CAME OUT AWESOME

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CASE CAME OUT AWESOME

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WATCH IS PRISTINE

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A PRISTINE WATCH
NOTE CROWN IS
PULLED OUT
TO
SETTING POSITION

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TOP END ALLIGATOR

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GENUINE
HAND MADE
STITCHED
&
PADDED

WITH
TURNED EDGES

ALLIGATOR STRAP

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GENUINE
HAND MADE
STITCHED
&
PADDED
WITH
TURNED EDGES
ALLIGATOR STRAP

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ALL STAINLESS STEEL
100% WATERPROOF TESTED
267984
ANTIMAGNETIC

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PERFECT
FITTING CROWN

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CASES CAN TAKE HOURS TO
MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE THEY ARE

IT TAKES A LOT OF BUFFING AT HIGH HEAT TO RESTORE CASES.
DURING THAT PROCESS THE ROUGE IS ACTUALLY BUFFED INTO THE SKIN
ONE HAS TO "FEEL" THE PIECE TO GET IT RIGHT. SO MY HANDS ARE
USED TO CASE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE SO HOT THEY CAN BURN PAPER
AS A RESULT OF THIS FACT, IT TAKES DAYS TO GET THE ROUGE OUT OF
MY HANDS. SO IF YOU SEE PICS OF MY HANDS IN PHOTOS
, KNOW IT IS SEMI-PERMANENT FOR DAYS........
AND THAT IS WHY OUR CASES ARE AWESOME.



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I LIKE THE THIN STICKS

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NOTICE THE TOP JEWELED SHOCK ABSORBER

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NOTICE THE LOWER SHOCK ABSORBER

SIGNED
MOVADO FACTORIES
SWISS MADE

Movado 220
1945
Breguet hairspring
First Automatic From Movado

Features
automatic (bumper)
sweep second

Data
12''', Dm= 27.0mm
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 46h


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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS IN ALL MODES
ALL FEATURES WORK

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