1940's TIFFANY & CO. by Movado Vintage Triple Calendar Mens Watch - Stainless Steel - The Calendograph

The Steel Version of FDR's Watch - All Original & Beautiful Condition

 

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A Complicated Vintage Timepiece

Like today, in vintage times no name better captured the idea of embracing the best life had to offer than that of Tiffany & Co. One of the company's very fine offerings were Tiffany & Co. branded watches, many of which were made for the retailer by one of the esteemed Swiss manufacturers.

Today's Watch of the Week showcases this striking all-original Tiffany & Co. by Movado Calendograph. It is original down to the dial, hands, and winding crown and comes on a new-old-stock vintage Movado strap and buckle. Powered by an in-house Movado movement, it has date, day of the week, and month tracking functions.

Look at its dial... it is untouched with five-colors - just spectacular! And the colorful original hands with nicely toned luminous hands add even more interest.

This is the steel version of the watch that FDR owned. His reportedly wore his at the Malta and Yalta Conferences in 1945 and in the last months of his life. Photos of FDR's watch are in the listing below (photo from Antiquroum).

The dress style non-waterproof Calendrographs like one are midsize watches - only about 31mm in diameter.

Its dial is mint and its case still retains crisp facets and lines. One of my watchmakers has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement and the Movado band and buckle make it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Like always included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

 

Movado:
During Movado's glorious period from 1912 through the 1950's, when such innovations as the polyplan movement, Calendomatic, and exceptional in-house chronographs pushed the envelope of horological technology, and original designs such as the Museum watch took their place in history, their wristwatches enjoyed a level of prestige reserved only for works of very fine watchmakers.


Price - $2195

Timepiece's Finer Points:

Dial: Two-tone silver, signed Tiffany, luminous Arabic indices, auxiliary seconds dial, outer graduation for the days of the month, apertures for the days of the week and the months, original, mint condition

CrystalAcrylic, original/vintage excellent condition
CaseStainless steel, two-piece with inner movement cover, polished and brushed, faceted lugs, 30.7mm diameter (excluding crown), 39.8mm long lug tip-to-tip Band: New-old-stock vintage Movado calf-skin band and Movado buckle
MovementMovado, Cal. 470, manually wound, nickel plated, 15 jewels, lever escapement FunctionHours, Minutes, Day, Date, Month, Subsidiary Seconds

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Detailed Appraisal:
  • Manufacturer: Movado

  • Country of origin: Switzerland

  • Case no.: 00479387

  • Year built: c. 1940's

  • Model: Ref. 14816

  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Day, Date, Month, Subsidiary Seconds

  • Designed for: Men

  • Case material: Stainless steel

  • Case markings (inside): Movado Factories, Switzerland Fabrication Suisse, Stainless Steel

  • Dimensions: 30.7mm diameter (excluding crown), 39.8mm long lug tip-to-tip

  • Case condition: Better than near mint with light wear. Edges and facets are still very nice and crisp.

  • Dial: Two-tone silver, signed Tiffany, luminous Arabic indices, auxiliary seconds dial, outer graduation for the days of the month, apertures for the days of the week and the months, original, mint condition

  • Hands: Original blue steel luminous "diamonds" with red-tipped date hand and red seconds hand

  • Movement type: Cal. 470, nickel-plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance

  • Movement markings: Movado Factories, Swiss, Fifteen Jewels

  • Jewels: 15 rubies

  • Band: New-old-stock vintage Movado calf-skin band and Movado buckle

  • Width between lugs: 17mm

  • Crystal type: Acrylic, original/vintage excellent condition

  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.

  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.

  • Serviced: Yes, recently cleaned and oiled.

  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please see our eBay About Me page for details.

    Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.

  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate

 

100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price. Simply notify us and send it back anytime within 14 days after it has been received. Our goal is to exceed your expectations throughout the buying experience. View our feedback and shop with confidence.




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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

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