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Date/Report Number …..070114MOV-WW-Item WWII 1940-45 RARE MOVADO BUMPER AUTOMATIC
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1940-45 RARE MOVADO BUMPER AUTOMATIC 35 MM X 43 MM W/O CROWN! 3Y MM X 43 MM W CROWN!  THE 1ST MOVADO AUTOMATIC
WITH 220 17 JEWEL SWEEP SECONDS MOVADO BUMPER ALL STAINLESS STEEL
SCREW BACK CASE AND GENUINE 1940-1945 LEATHER STRAP. CONDITION FINE TO MINT..

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $789.00


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VINTAGE
1940-45
MOVADO
BUMPER AUTOMATIC

35 MM X 43 MM
W/O CROWN!

3Y MM X 43 MM
W CROWN!

THE 1ST
MOVADO
AUTOMATIC

WITH

220
17 JEWEL
SWEEP SECONDS
MOVADO BUMPER

AND

ALL STAINLESS STEEL
SCREW BACK CASE

AND

GENUINE
1940-1945
LEATHER 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.

First 180 Bumper Automatic

The first self-winding wristwatch was invented in 1923 by a watch repairer from the Isle of Man named John Harwood.  The Harwood system used a pivoting weight which wound the mainspring as  the wearer moved his wrist. The draw back was that the ratchet mechanism only wound the mainspring when moving in one direction and  it did not rotate a full 360.  This meant that the weight, swinging at app: 180 degrees,    would have to have a "bumper" to hit on its way back and forth. Soon the constant banging of the weight began to cause premature failure, so springs were added as a means of shock absorbing. This constant BUMPING would become the trade name "Bumper Automatic and this movement was utilized up into the 1950's .

First 360 Full Automatic

In 1930, Rolex, beginning with the basic Hardwood Core, improved upon the Hardwood by producing the worlds first 360 degree bi-directional automatic movement. The Pendulum would rotate 360 degrees. They patented this design and locked out all other watch makers.

35 MM X 39 MM
W/O CROWN!

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SAME MOVADO WITH BROWN LEATHER STRAP
CASE  MATCHES THE EARLY
MOVADO AUTOMATIC
ADVERTISING

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THE FIRST
MOVADO AUTOMATIC
IN
STAINLESS STEEL
WITH
BUILT IN SWEEPS
17J DOUBLE SHOCK
220 BUMPER
THAT WAS AVAILABLE
TO INVEST IN
AND
WAS ONE OF SO VERY FEW
TO BE OVER
31MM
235 MM X 39 MM
W/O
CROWN!

THIS MOVADO COST 260.00 IN  1940-45

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  FACTORY DIRECT SWEEP SECONDS
MEANT NO
“1930/40'
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS”

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THE HANDS AND RED TIP SWEEPS OVER A  BLACK  AND GOLD SECONDS CHAPTER
ARE ORIGINAL


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DIAL
WITH

GOLD
NUMERAL AND HASHED
SECONDS

CHAPTER RING

SWISS MADE
IN
GOLD

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MOVADO BUMPER PRISTINE

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NEAR PRISTINE

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 GENUINE   ORIGINAL
1940/45
LEATHER STRAP
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GENUINE  ORIGINAL
1940/45
LEATHER STRAP

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GENUINE   ORIGINAL
1940/45
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GENUINE   ORIGINAL
1940/45
LEATHER STRAP
IN SIMPLY WONDERFUL CONDITION LOOK FEEL AND COLOR

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SIGNED
ALL STAINLESS STEEL
100% WATERPROOF TESTED
267984
ANTI-MAGNETIC

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PERFECT
FITTING CROWN
ORIGINAL
WEDGE LEDGE CRYSTAL

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TRENCH ART A FEW SHALLOW ONES REMAIN

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CASE IS AWESOME

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ORIGINAL TWO TONE DIAL

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ALL STEEL CASE

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MOVEMENT IS EXTREMELY RARE

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JEWELED SHOCK ABSORBER


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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

 

APPRAISAL