1951 Movado "Futuramic" Vintage Mens Watch, Thin Automatic - 14K Gold with Coin Edge Bezel


Item No. 5954

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 the finest watchmakers.

The awesome Movado Futuramic watch showcased in today's offering is a prime example of one of these wristwatches. Its case is masculinely elegant with large claw lugs and strong coin edge. The design of the watch gives it a much bigger presence on the wrist than its 34mm diameter would suggest. And the 14K case is fully Swiss made, not an American Movado case.

For the movement Movado used its very fine "in-house" Cal. 115 movement made at the company's workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, which it claimed was the world's thinnest automatic movement at the time.

Its dial nicely complements the look of the rest of the watch.

It is 100% original down to the hands and cabochon winding crown. The beautiful case is near mint and crisp, never having been significantly polished. On the wrist it looks just short of mint. The back has storage marks from the original band that was still on the watch when we acquired it.

Its untouched silver dial has warmed to sepia tone, giving it a true vintage look. And the well-made movement is keeping very accurate time.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the watch. 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 attesting to the watch's performance.

Please note: A published example of this model can be found in Fritz von Osterhausen's work The Movado History, 1996, p. 129.

  • Manufacturer: Movado
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year sold: 1951
  • Model: Futuramic
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Case condition: Near mint plus. Gorgeously crisp unpolished details. Signs of storage wear to the back from the original band resting on it.
  • Case markings - outside: 14K and Swiss hallmark. Personalized "W. Scott Taylor - From Alice - 9-26-51"
  • Dial: Silver now warmed to a sepia tone, signed Movado, automatic, gold Arabic and faceted dart markers, outer minutes/seconds track, original
  • Dimensions: 34mm wide (without crown), 43mm lugs tip-to-tip
  • Hands: Original, gold, "lances"
  • Band: Java lizard, remborde, brand new and unworn and equipped with a later period aftermarket Movado style buckle except with out the dot
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 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.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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