Movado Super Sub Sea 300

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Automatic-winding
40 MM
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SKU AS09211
Article Number 40991715
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Orange
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Includes an Analog:Shift Bering White Saffiano Leather Strap with stainless steel buckle.
material Saffiano
overall condition Case is in fantastic condition overall showing honest wear from normal use and age. Dial is in similarly fantastic condition with Tritium indices and handset displaying rich even patina throughout.
Automatic-winding
40 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09211
Article Number 40991715
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Orange
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Includes an Analog:Shift Bering White Saffiano Leather Strap with stainless steel buckle.
material Saffiano
overall condition Case is in fantastic condition overall showing honest wear from normal use and age. Dial is in similarly fantastic condition with Tritium indices and handset displaying rich even patina throughout.

Why We Love it

In 1881, watchmaker Achilles Ditesheim opened a workshop for the production of pocket watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds, that horological hotbed that's produced such big name brands as Gallet and Heuer, among others. His brothers Léopold and Isidore joined him in 1886. By 1900, the brothers Ditesheim began to produce wristwatches. 

In 1905, the brothers moved production to a new facility and christened their brand Movado, which means "always in motion" in Esperanto. Even in the early days, watches produced by the brothers garnered many awards, surpassing watches of their rivals at competitions. Movado produced incredible mechanical timepieces through the 20th century, gaining notoriety for the sophistication of the equipment and technology they employed, including electric tools. 

By the 1950s the brand was making strides in the production of water-resistant and automatic wristwatches. The brand produced its first water-resistant wristwatch in 1935 and its first automatic wristwatch, the Tempomatic, in 1945. Movado had registered the patent for the Tempomatic in 1943, but did not release it for commercial consumption until two years later. 

Starting in the early 1960s, Movado released the Super Sub Sea line of waterproof watches. The standout of this collection was the Super Sub Sea Chronograph or Chronodiver--a hybrid chronograph/diver that shared a movement (the Calibre 146) with chronographs made by Zenith, who bought Movado in 1969. But Movado also released a Super Sub Sea diver--the Super Sub Sea 300 Tempo-Matic, that last word signifying that it contained an automatic movement.

This particular Super Sub Sea 300 features a sharp-beveled 40mm contract cushion case with pointed crown guards, a 60-click, fully-graduated, black and white acrylic bezel, an acrylic crystal, a signed screw-down crown, a date function at 3 o’clock, tritium markers, a matching handset and a zesty orange dial that just screams vintage dive watch! 

Powered by a self-winding Zenith Calibre 2552PC movement, this Movado Sub comes fitted to an Analog:Shift Bering White Saffiano Leather Strap with a stainless steel pin buckle — yes, we fully endorse wearing vintage divers on leather!

There’s no better way to describe this Super Sub Sea other than it is effortlessly cool.

What’s more, this piece has some Analog:Shift provenance as it was once owned by none other than our fearless leader, James Lamdin, which makes this vintage diver even cooler — and he didn’t pay us to say that, either...

Brand Story

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While Movado is now best known as a producer of fashion watches like the Museum Watch, Movado's roots go much deeper than that. The company’s history reaches all the way back to 1881, when watchmaker Achilles Ditesheim opened a workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds. His brothers Léopold and Isidore joined him in 1886.

Production from that point on proved how true the name brand was—it means "always in motion" in Esperanto. Throughout the 20th century Movado produced incredible mechanical timepieces. They gained notoriety for the sophistication of the equipment and technology they employed, including electric tools.

Unlike many of their counterparts, Movado's movements were designed and manufactured in-house.

In the late 1960s, they were acquired by Zenith, and enjoyed perhaps their greatest period of success as the subsidiary of that brand. Their chronographs (which used the famous Zenith El Primero movement), particularly, were successful sellers. But the extent of their offerings didn’t end there. They also made killer dress watches like the one we have here.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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