An attractive dress watch, the design of the case and dial is one used by a number of fine watch manufacturers during the mid to late 1960s. In good overall condition, the watch is accompanied by a red Movado plastic presentation case.
Movado’s referencing system was changed a year prior to the production of this watch and the watch’s reference number illustrates the remarkable detail put into each configuration. The first three digits of the reference number refer to the calibre – in this instance cal. 246; the second three (235) refer to the metal and the case shape (23 for 9ct yellow gold and 5 for ‘fancy shape’); the final three refer to the type of crystal 011 (standard or ordinary type). During the 1960s, Movado collaborated with Universal with the watchmakers sharing some movement calibres. The movement in this watch uses Universal’s base calibre 42 which is finished and detailed by Movado – the latter giving it their own calibre designation, number 246.
[M] Movado calibre 246 manually wound movement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 21,600 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber
[D] white dial, black Roman numerals, blued steel hands
[C] 9ct gold square case with satin finish, chamfered bezel, snap-on case back with polished chamfered edge, Movado winding crown
[S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
26mm width excluding winding crown
34mm length including lugs
6mm depth to centre of crystal
16mm strap width/lug gauge
One Year guarantee – this watch has been serviced and overhauled
Movado presentation case, Black Bough certificate