Movado M95 gold chronograph with silver dial.
Case: 14 karat yellow gold , polished and brushed, screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band.
Dial: Silver dial, applied baton numerals, outer luminous dot accents, luminous hands, central chronograph hand, outer tachometer scale, three silvered subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 60 minute and 12 hour registers.
Movement: Caliber 95 M, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.
Diameter: 35mm, thickness: 13mm.
Condition: The watch is in excellent condition, the dial is near mint but luminous was reapplied on hands and at 5 minute marks and that is reflected in the price. Case is in good condition with some light marks and these are more prominent on the caseback. The case also shows some patina around the crown and the caseback. Watch keeps time within vintage specs +/- 20 sec per day.
More about Movado:
Movado was founded in 1881 as a movement manufacturer, and became well known for fully producing their movements from initial design to assembly. By the 1940s, most brands sourced movements and made modifications, but Movado continued to produce theirs from start to finish.
In the 1930s, Movado began producing the manual chronograph calibers 90M and 95M, which were used through the 1960s until the introduction of automatic chronograph movements. Movado introduced the Sub Sea model as their water-resistant chronograph wristwatch, and it was powered by the caliber 95M movement. The 95M is particularly interesting and unusual because it starts and stops the chronograph function with the bottom pusher, and the top pusher resets.