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MOVADO ‘BUMPER’ AUTOMATIC, SWISS 1956

£450.00 (incl. VAT) £405.00 (incl. VAT)

 

Key Features

The bumper automatic winding mechanism was one of the first automatic movements to feature in any wristwatch. Instead of the rotor based automatic movements that we know today, which use gravity to turn the rotor around, the bumper consists of a hammer that bounces between two spring loaded shock absorbers that would wind the watch as you move your wrist. There is a distinct haptic feedback you’ll notice with this watch on your wrist, as you both hear and feel it bump back and forth. Bumper movements were only in production between the 1940s and early 1950s, a very sophisticated design for its time.
Stainless steel case, caseback is signed with 1956 date. Original dial in rare nice condition.
Lugs width is 17 mm (fitted with a 18 mm genuine leather strap, vintage sporty style)

About Movado

Movado, a premier brand under Movado Group Inc., originated in Switzerland in 1881 and joined the corporation in 1983. Renowned for its iconic Museum® dial and modern aesthetic, Movado has garnered over 100 patents and 200 awards for watch design and technology. With a legacy deeply rooted in artistic innovation and a strong connection to the arts, Movado continues to craft exceptional watches. Movado Group Inc. oversees nine distinguished watch brands, offering a range from Swiss luxury to fashion timepieces, sold globally across various continents.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Solid stainless steel case
  • Snap-on caseback (signed outside, factory stamped inside)
  • Acrylic crystal

Dial and Hands

  • Original dial and hands
  • Bold enamel dial with sub seconds.
  • Bold Rose Gold hands and indices.

Measurements

  • Width w/ crown 35.1mm
  • Width w/o crown 34.9mm
  • Height: 33.9mm
  • Thickness: 8.6mm

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-40 sec/day

Servicing and Guarantee

Rare slim 1956 MOVADO with an early ‘bumper’ type automatic movement.

 

 

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