Boxed Swedish Royal Crown 1960’s MOVADO (Swiss) 18k Gold Case Gents Dress Watch – 17j Movado Cal. 280


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A classic and stunning  gents dress watch by Movado (Swiss), this exquisite watch that bears a dedication from the Swedish Royal House, has been professionally inspected in-house by Localtime and is ready to join your collection. The dedication reads “För nit och redlighet i rikets tjänst” which translates to “For zeal and honesty in the service of the kingdom”. Wonderful in my humble opinion!

The 18k solid yellow gold case (34mm or 35.50mm counting the logoed crown at 3h) measures 40.15mm L2L, has a super classy thickness of 8mm and has been professionally cleaned but not polished, to maintain its original integrity. It is in a lovely vintage condition and is a very classy looker on the wrist. The dial and gold metal stick indices are simply classy. It is carrying a manual-wind Movado Cal. 280 with 17j (which was only produced between 1960 and 1970) and is wearing one of my own Taper+ premium glove-grain calf leather straps in black (you can see the entire line of these lovely straps in the last photo and they are also listed separately in the store). The original Movado strap which was on the watch is included and you can see from its condition that this watch was not worn much. I have switched the buckles so the original Movado buckle is on the new strap! It comes in its red Movado Box.

As with all the watches we handle in-house, the listed buy-it-now price includes a 6-month written warranty from the time of purchase. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.

Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I mention what has been changed (if anything) on the watch and I include a written warranty with my listed price.

Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches (leather, canvas, suede, rubber) are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.


MOVADO (Swiss)

Production Period

1960-1970 (as per movement production times)


Gents Dress Watch




Manual Wind


17j Movado Cal. 280

Case Material

18k Yellow Gold

Case Back

18k Yellow Gold

Case Size

34mm case, 35.50mm including the logoed crown at 3h

Lug To Lug Size




Lug Width



Pre-Owned & Working With Warranty

Last Known Service

Inspected by Localtime – August 2021


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