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  1. Bille Dec 19, 2019

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    Hi OF

    I got this Movado Datron in a trade with another watch. I think it’s pretty cool with the panda dial - and grey subdials. I have tried to do some research, and I found out that the watch is from 1970. Supposingly the first real automatic chronograph, El Primero Cal 3019.

    Can anybody say more about the watch, and the valuation of if?
     
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  2. Bille Dec 20, 2019

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    Apparently the movement (El Primero Cal 3019), is the same movement that later on was used in Rolex Daytona.

    But anybody who knows about the valuation and price on above Movado?

    Thanks :)
     
  3. Donn Chambers Dec 20, 2019

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  4. Buck2466 Dec 20, 2019

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    A quick look on Ebay has them between $3000 -$6000. Keep in mind those are asking prices and doesn't mean they will sell for that. I've always had a soft spot for Movado, since my Grandfather gave me his from the 40's when I was a teenager and i still have it almost 40 years later.
     
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  5. Dan S Dec 20, 2019

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    You can find prices using the sold item search on eBay. In my experience, they sell for slightly less than an "equivalent" Zenith, so compare to Zenith EP examples with similar case shapes.
     
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  6. Dan S Dec 20, 2019

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    As you suggested, they don't actually sell that high. I tend to think that $3k is the high end for one of these, maybe slightly higher if including original bracelet.
     
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  7. Bille Dec 20, 2019

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    Thank you for the link - I will use my Christmas vacation digging deeper into the Movado Universe
     
  8. Bille Dec 20, 2019

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    I have really not paid notice to Movado in the past, but seeing this on has really changed my vies on the brand. This one is a beauty with nice grey subdials and a nice case and bezel
     
  9. Bille Dec 20, 2019

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    I have been told that Movado is more popular in North America than Europe, and Zenith is the other way around - more popular in Europe than USA. I dont know if that’s true or not
     
  10. Bille Dec 20, 2019

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    I will try and look more into the prices. When you look at Chrono24 (I know you can not trust thoose prices), they are up to double the price - 6K
     
  11. Walrus Dec 20, 2019

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    It might be that movado is better known. They even do commercials here. It seems now movado focuses on quartz and that damn museum style but those vintage ones are beautiful.
     
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  12. Bille Dec 20, 2019

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    I totally agree - vintage is so much more interesting than all theese new, mass-produced watches
     
  13. janice&fred Dec 20, 2019

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    some of the 50's Movado chronographs are highly sought after and trade for big bucks.
     
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  14. CaptainWinsor Dec 20, 2019

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    Zenith is really under appreciated here in the US and that’s fine with me.
     
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  15. Bille Dec 28, 2019

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    I agree - and so is Movado in Europe
     
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  16. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 20, 2020

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    Timely topic as MoonwatchUniverse, in cooperation with Omegaforums.net established that 46 years ago, US Marine Corps aviator LtCol Gerald Carr wore a personal Movado Datron chronograph aboard the 84 days 1 hour Skylab-4 mission between November 1973 and February 1974.
    Photos etc in the February 2020 contributions at https://moonwatchuniverse.tumblr.com/archive

    Or check these OmegaForums.net topics:
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/hidden-gems-from-the-nasa-photo-archive.27812/page-31#post-1443291
    and
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/please-help-to-identify-the-wrist-watch-spaceflight.76337/
    :thumbsup:
     
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  17. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 20, 2020

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    I'll also post a NASA photograph in this topic...
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  18. wristpirate Feb 20, 2020

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    Exciting discovery!

    Henceforth to be know as the Movado Carr!
     
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  19. georgeszaslavsky Mar 12, 2020

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    Interesting pic of an astronaut with a Movado Datron
     
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  20. SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 12, 2021

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    Although the Movado Datron can be seen in several onboard Skylab-4 photos and splash-down & recovery footage, here's another written confirmation on Skylab-4 astronaut/commander Gerald Carr personal Movado Datron HS360 wristwatch !
    Excerpt from book "Homesteading Space - The Skylab Story" written by David Hitt, Owen Garriott and Joe Kerwin. University of Nebraska Press, 2008, part of page 342 ... taking extra watches was a common thing among Skylab crews !!!
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