Movement : Automatic Zenith El. Primero 3019PHC
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1970s
Case Size : 37.5mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 42.5mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Movado box or Movado paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original brushed and polished 18mm Movado stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp, this bracelet will fit up to a 7.25inch wrist. The watch is from Circa. 1970s and is in worn vintage condition, signs of wear can be seen throughout, as you can see from the photos the watch is in overall great condition for its age. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
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Here we have a 1970s Movado Datron HS 360 Sub Sea El Primero with a curvaceous 37.5mm C-shaped stainless steel case, Movado originally named the watch “Datachron”, an early model that sneakily found its way into space under the space suit of Commander Gerald P. “Jerry” Carr whilst wearing the official Omega Speedmaster on the outside of his suit, successfully boarding NASA's Skylab 4 mission in 1973, transferring from the workhorse Saturn 1B rocket used from 1966 until 1975. Carr joined the Astronaut Corps in 1966 and was one of only 19 candidates selected out of 5000 applicants. The curved flanks have a bevel edge that leads to a lug-to-lug length of 42.5mm and a case thickness of 12mm ensuring a comfortable fit, down the right side, we have the recessed piston chronograph pushers and a signed crown in the centre. The stepped bezel holds a domed plexiglass crystal above a black and white “Reverse Panda” dial. An outer Tachymeter scale surrounds a minute track precisely executed with applied chamfer-edged baton indexes filled with Tritium marking the hours, unusually at 12 o’clock a date window is black with white numerals. The white recessed sub-dials consist of a 30-minute, a 12-hour and a small seconds, slender steel hands lined with Tritium are complemented by a tapered chronograph hand, at 12 o’clock we have the applied Movado motif and “Datron HS 360” printed underneath completing this very dynamic chronograph. On the reverse a screw-down case back with Sub Sea engraved into it, inside a quality automatic Zenith El. Primero 3019PHC, beating at 36,000 beats per hour, Movado modified the movement to incorporate the date, released in 1969 this was one of the first automatic chronographs and was used in the Rolex Daytona. At the time Zenith, Movado and Mondia belonged to the same holding company from 1969 until 1984 and therefore used each other's movements, cases and dials. The watch comes paired with its original brushed and polished 18mm Movado stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp.
It is no secret I am a huge fan of vintage Movado and Zenith and own multiple in my personal collection... But a model like this I am yet to add and if circumstances were different this would be in my personal collection right now! To find a beautifully original Movado Datron HS 360 is hard enough, but one with a Movado bracelet too, even better! These models feature the automatic Zenith El. Primero 3019PHC, so you get the best of both worlds with Movado & Zenith in one watch!
Achilles Ditesheim at the age of 19 founded LAI Ditescheim & Freres SA in 1881. With the help of 6 watchmakers, he built a workshop in the small village of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. In 1905 Achilles Ditesheim renamed his company Movado meaning “always in motion” in the international language of Esperanto. In 1947 Nathan George Horwitt created the single-dot watch dial. In 1960 Horwitts' original design became the first watch dial ever to be accepted by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2017 Movado Group purchased the OliviaBurton brand based in London. It is one of the fastest-growing fashion watch and jewellery brands in the UK. In October 2018 Movado Group acquired MVMT which specialises in selling quartz watches, sunglasses and jewellery. The Movado Group also owns Concord, Ebel.