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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 393

    Movado. A stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, original sales tags and box

    SIGNED MOVADO, TEMPOMATIC, REF. 36103, CASE NOS. 239515, CIRCA 1950

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    Movado. A stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, original sales tags and box
    Signed Movado, Tempomatic, ref. 36103, case nos. 239515, circa 1950
    Cal. 226 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, oscillating weight, the silvered matte dial with applied Breguet numerals, sweep centre seconds, in circular case with angular downturned lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Movado original sales tags, tag with Tempomatic instruction manual and original fitted presentation box.

    The Tempomatic was Movado's first self-winding wristwatch, launched in 1950. The model is described and illustrated in The Movado History by Fritz von Osterhausen, pp. 128-129, 133.

    It is extremely rare to find a watch from the 1950s not only in like new condition, still retaining the factory protection film to its case back, but also the original sale tags and presentation box.