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FS: Early "El Primero" Movado "Datron" Auto Chrono

The "El Primero" chronograph was developed in the late 1960's by a colloborative effort between Movado and Zenith watch companies, and is recognized as the first automatic chronograph movement with date ever produced. The placement of the date window at 4:30 on the dial was a distinctive feature of the "El Primero," although Movado also produced an early "El Primero" variant with date at 12:00. Here is a rare late 1960's vintage Movado automatic chronograph with the high-grade high-beat "El Primero" movement with date at 12:00. Here's the details on this highly collectible automatic chronograph: MOVADO ("Datron HS-360" Automatic Chronograph) - Excellent 37mm signed stainless steel screwback case with gold finished bezel and lugs, round chronograph push buttons at 2:00 and 4:00, signed 31 jewel high-grade high-beat "El Primero" automatic chronograph movement with date (calibre 3019 PHC), excellent original signed gold satin dial with three sunken black embossed registers (constant seconds, minutes to 30, hours to 12), raised gold markers and Movado "Top Hat" logo at 12:00, gold hands and chronograph sweep seconds, date aperture at 12:00, signed original crystal, signed original flip-clasp bracelet. The Movado "Datron HS-360" was one of the earliest versions of the "El Primero" automatic chronograph movement, and was issued only under the Movado marque. The "Datron HS-360" version of the "El Primero" incorporated the high-grade high-beat (36k BPH) automatic movement "which gave a better and more stable rate due to the higher frequency...automatic winding and high precision fast-beating movements made these extremely good wristwatches ("The Movado History," Fritz von Osterhausen, p. 154). This piece is unusually rare with the signed original crystal and original signed Movado flip-clasp bracelet! The stainless steel screwdown caseback on this watch is signed Movado with the reference number 434-615-502 on the inner caseback, and "Sub-Sea" on the outer caseback. The 40 micron gold finished bezel and lugs are in very good condition with less wear than often seen on this model. The high-beat 31 jewel Movado signed calibre 3019 PHC "El Primero" automatic chronograph movement was serviced in October of 2004, and is running fine and keeping excellent time, with the chronograph and quickset date functions working as designed. The attractive original gold satin dial features three sunken black registers and date aperture at 12:00, and is signed, "Movado, Datron, HS-360, T Swiss Made T." The signed bracelet is original to the watch, and will fit up to about a 7.5 inch wrist. This is one of the most revered chronograph movements ever produced, and is a classic and highly collectibe piece of horological history! This movement was used by Rolex for decades in the Rolex "Daytona" chronograph model! EARLY "EL PRIMERO" MOVADO "DATRON HS-360" 31 JEWEL HIGH-BEAT AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WITH DATE, COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL DIAL AND BRACELET! Sell for $1295 plus shipping ($15 US Delivery or $35 International).

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