Today's offering features an original Movado Datron wristwatch, one of the finest automatic chronograph wristwatches ever produced. It's El Primero movement, which required seven years of R & D, set the standard against which high-end, professional chronographs were judged for decades. Filled with revolutionary new technology, it left a legacy that is still influencing the modern idea of the luxury chronograph today.
So superior is this fine mechanism it was also called upon to direct renowned watches like the Panerai Luminor and the Rolex Daytona which was still utilizing it into the twenty-first century!
Here are a few of its features:
- After almost forty years, the El Primero remains unbeaten in its ability to measure short time intervals to one-tenth of a second
- High frequency 36,000 beats per hour balance system, twice the speed of many traditional chronographs and faster than any other chronograph in existence, insures exceptional accuracy
- Full 50 hour power reserve
- Very efficient automatic movement with 360 degree, ball-bearing supported rotor to keep the watch wound on the wrist
- Large rugged and waterproof case with screw back
- Quick-set date mechanism for more convenient date setting
- Masculine blue dial with tachometer scale
With the exception of the crown, which appears to have been replaced at some point, this watch remains in original condition and shows honest wear. Included with the purchase is a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1970
Model: Datron HS 360, Ref. 434 705 502
Functions: Chronograph (12-hour timing), Automatic, Waterproof, Quick-Set Date, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Stainless Steel, Movado Factories Switzerland, 434-705-502
Case markings (outside): Sub-Sea
Case condition: Fair with wear and opening marks to the back
Dial: Signed Movado Datron HS 360, blue with applied luminous faceted steel indexes, silver subsidiary dials for the 12-hour, 30-minute register and constant seconds, 1/5th second increments, outermost tachometer graduated to 500uph, date aperture at 12, original, good condition with aging
Hands: Original, baton, luminous, steel
Movement type: Cal. 3019PHC, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring, micrometer regulator
Movement markings: Movado Factories, 17 Jewels, Swiss Made, 3019 PHC
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Genuine crocodile, fully stitched for greater durability, brand new and unused
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Compression fit, acrylic, excellent condition with light wear around the edge
Please note: We choose to leave current crystal installed to preserve the watch's originality. However, if the buyer chooses, we will gladly install a brand new crystal at no charge.
Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Running very accurately.
Serviced: No. Servicing recommended for best performance. The chronograph doesn't always reset to a perfect zero and the rotor contacts the case back.
Warranty: None offered. Sold as-is. Please contact us if you would like it serviced with a warranty.
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.
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