SOLID GOLD CHRISTMAS 14k Movado "Calendograph"

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SOLID GOLD CHRISTMAS 14k Movado "Calendograph"
Cliff Helander
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Timezone Forum
Calendette, Calendomatic, Calendolux

Movado was one of the most prestigious and innovative of high-grade Swiss watch houses during the "Golden Age" of fine Swiss watchmaking from the early 20th century to the late 1960's. Vintage Movado from this period are superbly crafted and highly collectible timepieces! Movado has a rich history of producing calendar complications, including the "Calendoscope, Calendette, Calendomatic, Calendolux, Calendoplan," and this classic 1940's model, the "Calendograph." According to Fritz von Osterhausen ("The Movado History," p. 126), "these models are among the most collectable and nostalgic watches ever produced by Movado." Here's the details on this classic collectible complication: MOVADO (14k "Calendograph" Triple-Date Calendar Complication w/"Turtle" Lugs) - Excellent 34mm signed solid 14k gold snapback case (#B498513/44823) with calendar push buttons at 2:00 and 4:00, ribbed sides and fancy extended "turtle" lugs (42mm lug to lug), signed 15 jewel complicated calendar movement (calibre 475), very good original signed two-tone silvered dial with raised gold Breguet arabics, outer date chapter ring, center day and month apertures, gold dagger hands, sweep seconds and arrow-tipped sweep date hand, genuine lizard strap. ??The calibre 475 complicated calendar movement was manufactured by Movado from 1938 to 1954, with the likely production date of this piece during the 1940's. ??The watch is in excellent condition for this vintage!??The signed solid 14k gold snapback case is in excellent condition, and features the desirable extended "turtle" lugs. ??This is the same case design as Winston Churchill's watch! ??The signed 15 jewel calibre 475 complicated calendar movement has recently been serviced by my watchmaker, is running fine, keeping excellent time, and with all calendar functions work as designed. ??The signed original two-tone silver satin dial is in very good condition with some fading and aging, and features raised gold Breguet arabics. ??This is a beautiful and highly collectible complicated calendar watch from Movado! ??GORGEOUS 1940's VINTAGE SOLID 14k GOLD MOVADO CALENDOGRAPH" TRIPLE-DATE CALENDAR COMPLICATION WITH ORIGINAL BREGUET ARABICS DIAL AND FANCY "TURTLE" LUGS! ??Sell for $1295 plus shipping ($20 US Delivery or $50 International via Global Express).