• Vintage Movado Museum 81-G1-1898 Stainless Steel Mens Quartz Watch
  • Vintage Movado Museum 81-G1-1898 Stainless Steel Mens Quartz Watch
  • Vintage Movado Museum 81-G1-1898 Stainless Steel Mens Quartz Watch
  • Vintage Movado Museum 81-G1-1898 Stainless Steel Mens Quartz Watch
  • Vintage Movado Museum 81-G1-1898 Stainless Steel Mens Quartz Watch
  • Vintage Movado Museum 81-G1-1898 Stainless Steel Mens Quartz Watch
  • Vintage Movado Museum 81-G1-1898 Stainless Steel Mens Quartz Watch
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Movado

Museum 81-G1-1898

S/N 7456778

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Our Take

Movado, as a brand was revolutionised when it brought out with the Museum back in 1947, and they have kept bringing out new models since then, this 1990s edition is a good example of that. It has a plain black dial with a simple gold dot in the 12 position which is said to symbolise the ‘sun’ at high noon, all under a clean, unmarked mineral crystal. The case is stainless steel and measures 36mm in diameter and 42m from lug to lug, a good size for a man, but may suit a lady who prefers a bigger watch. The crown is unsigned and slightly faded. There are some signs of wear on the case back, fading and some scratches from being opened, the model number is 81-G1-1898 s/n 7456778. The precision Movado quartz movement works well and keeps time as you would expect from a Swiss watch. The strap is mostly stainless steel but also has some gold plating in the links, s/n A0421G, and will fit a wrist of approximately 7.3” or 18.5cm. The watch is available without the original box or paperwork, but a gift box will be provided. It has also not been pressure sealed so waterproofing can’t be verified.

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  • BrandMovado
  • ModelMuseum
  • GenderMen's
  • Year1990s
  • OriginSwitzerland
  • Dimensions36mm X 42mm
  • MovementQuartz
  • GlassMineral
  • Case MaterialStainless Steel
  • StrapSteel & Gold Plating
  • Box/PapersNo
  • Water ResistanceNo

About Movado

Although American owned now, Movado can trace its roots back to 1881 as the LAI Ditescheim & Freres SA company, which changed to Movado in 1905. Movado are perhaps best known for the ‘Museum’ watch.

The Museum watch is a design classic, so good in fact that in 1960, it was selected for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the key to it is simplicity – a relatively plain face with a marker at the 12 O’clock position.

Simple yet very stylish, a Movado will work with anything, and mark you out as someone with an
incredible eye for style.