Saturday, January 16, 2016

Record triple date moonphase

Even though the Movado triple calendars watch is attractive, this 1940's Vintage Record Triple Date Moonphase is the watch that attracted much of my desire. I have finally traded it for a DATOFIX Calendar 18k Rose Gold watch (one key reason ) with Original but aged Dial with Applied Rose Gold 2, 4, 6, 8,10 and 12 Arabic Markers and Alternating Dot Markers. Triple Signed. Swiss. 

The Record Watch Company of Switzerland was not able to sell watches under the same name in North America due to patent restrictions, so sold under several aliases such as Rivera, Banner and Kingston in the first half of the 20th century. 

What is unique about the Record  moonphase is the position of the moonphase at 12 o'clock position instead of the usual 6. Moreover, the size of the watch was considered large during that time and is a nice size to wear now too!

This shall be my first traded vintage watch for 2016 as only when one watch is out before another new one gets in. Need to keep the number in check 

After much searching, I was fortunate to be able to find an near new old stock spare dial that will fit the Record moonphase watch. Waiting for it to arrive ... Life is good! 
Note: Please remember, when setting triple date moonphase watches such as this one, never use the button pushers between 10:00pm to 3:00am as it is possible to damage the inner workings. At that time the components that change the calendar functions are engaged and the pushers will not work properly. If they are pressured, this could damage the parts inside.

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