This 80s "triple date moonphase" women's vintage Movado watch is a modern take on a classic Mid Century design. Triple date means it keeps track of the date, day of the week, and month...plus BONUS: the phase of the moon! And, I've FULLY RESTORED the mechanical workings so it runs like new.
I mounted it on a new old stock 1980s (unworn!) handmade 16mm Italian lizard band, finished in burgundy. I completely restored the lizard bracelet, too. I delaminated the lizard skin from the leather then glued it back using modern glues. Now it should last a lifetime. YOU'RE WELCOME! Genuine, handmade lizard skin watchbands like this cost $150-200.
It's not too big, and not too small. The case is 27mm (1.1") wide by 33mm (1.3") tall. It's a tiny bit bigger than an original 1980s Ladies Swatch.
I got this one because I'm obsessed with moonphase. Moonphase has historically been a fantastically expensive feature available only on watches costing thousands of dollars. "Modern" 1980s quartz movement technology (compared with 100 year old mechanical watches) brought this wonderful celestial feature to more affordable timepieces.
This watch has the best of both worlds: It is a quartz (battery) powered mechanical watch. That means it combines the reliability and accuracy of a battery with the elegance and prestige of a Swiss made 7-jewel mechanical movement. It has the same mechanical movement you'll find in all the best prestige watches by Baume & Mercier, Gucci, Versace, etc. (BONUS: Free batteries for life, too!)
This prestigious watch is an elegant (and quite sturdy!) addition to everyday casual outfits, denim, date night, formal events, and business casual. Also great for astronomers, stargazers, astronauts, hot nerds—or anyone trying to sleep with them.
• Movado Triple Date Moonphase watch | Model 87.27.822 | Late 1980s
• Gold-tone case, white dial, pointed baton hands, blue/gold moonphase
• Golden Roman numeral hour markers | Sub moonphase + second dial
• Watch case size: 27mm (1.1") wide / 29mm (1.2") including crown
• 33mm (1.3") tall including lugs
• New old stock 1980s 16mm handmade Italian lizard band (by Band-It, Italy)
• Band fits wrists up to a MAXIMUM 8" (20.3cm) around
• Six month warranty for the FULLY RESTORED quartz movement
• FREE BATTERIES FOR LIFE (see below)
•• CONDITION ••
It's cosmetically in GOOD used condition. There are light scratches and signs of wear on the watch case commensurate with age and wear. There is a light, even patina on the hands. The crystal, movement, battery, and bracelet are new. The dial is in like-new condition.
HOW DOES IT RUN? The mechanical condition is EXCELLENT. I fully restored it to ensure you're getting a dependable, functional timepiece. Every single tiny piece was disassembled, cleaned, inspected, adjusted, reassembled, and calibrated to keep time as well as the day it was first made. (I replaced the entire movement, crystal, battery, bracelet, and winding stem.) Sounds complicated and expensive, right?
This mechanical restoration would cost you at least $200 at your watchmaker. That's $200 in maintenance you won't have to pay! YOU'RE WELCOME!
It hasn't been tested for water resistance. Keep it dry.
•• WRIST SIZE ••
The included NOS handmade Italian lizard skin band fits wrists up to ~8". Measure your wrist with a measuring tape before purchasing.
•• OPERATION ••
It's a battery powered "quartz" watch. No winding needed.
Time: GENTLY pull the crown out to the 2nd click position and rotate to set the time.
Day: Advance time until the day changes. Immediately turn back to 10. Advance past 12.
Date: Push crown back in. GENTLY pull it to 1st click position. Rotate clockwise to advance date.
Month: Keep advancing the date until the month changes.
Moonphase: With crown in 1st click position, rotate counter-clockwise to set the moonphase dial.
Copy and paste this link to find the phase of the moon: https://www.moongiant.com/phase/today/
Of course, it's not about telling time. It's about how it makes you feel. For creative individualists, a watch is a powerful tool that amplifies the expression of your individuality.
I buy and repair your vintage watches. Message me for more information.
•• SHIPPING ••
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•• WARRANTY + BATTERIES ••
I offer you a six month warranty on the internal movement. Contact me if anything isn't working as expected.
Also, you'll get free batteries for life (in the USA only). Message me when the battery dies and I'll mail you another one. Or, ship the watch to me and pay return shipping and I'll install it for you.
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Shipping from United States
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Estimated shipping times
- Australia : 1 - 3 weeks
- Canada : 1 - 2 weeks
- Italy : 2 - 5 weeks
- United Kingdom : 2 - 3 weeks
- United States : 2 - 5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will my package require a signature?
Yes. A signature is required for all shipments. That way you can rest assured that your items will arrive safely. Make sure to use a shipping address where someone can sign for your package, otherwise you'll have to go to the post office to collect it.
What shipping method do you use?
Items with free shipping are sent by USPS First Class with insurance and signature required.
International orders ship via USPS Priority.
Upgraded shipping is USPS Priority Express mail with insurance and signature required.
Can I upgrade to faster shipping?
Yes! Upgraded shipping is via USPS Priority Express Mail with insurance and signature required. It usually takes 1-2 days within the continental USA.
Can I get a different colored watchband?
I have watchbands in many different styles, colors and materials. If you love the watch but want a different color band, send me a message. I'll see if I have the color you want in my inventory. If I don't, you can swap out the band for any strap you'd like by buying one online or taking it to your local jeweler or watch repair store.
Does my watch need a battery?
It depends on the watch.
1) Mechanical (hand-winding): These watches use a spring and gears to run. There is no battery. You must wind the watch once daily for it to keep running. Most of my watches are this kind.
2) Mechanical (automatic/kinetic): These use a spring and gears as well as a swinging pendulum that rotates as you move throughout the day. It winds itself. You don't need a battery and you don't need to wind it.
3) Quartz: These use batteries. Your watch will include a brand new battery. They can last anywhere from six months to a few years, depending on the watch.
I changed my mind! Can I cancel my order and get a full refund?
We don't accept cancellations for a refund. Instead, we offer you store credit which you can use on any of our other items. This store credit is good for one year.
Will the vintage watchband fit me?
Use a measuring tape to measure around your wrist.
All my detailed descriptions include the max wrist size of the bracelet. Bracelets are standardized. They're not an integral part of the watch itself. It's easy to change the band.
Gift wrapping and packaging
My gift wrapping is awesome. Choose the gift wrapping upgrade during checkout. Make sure to let me know the name of the person getting the gift so I can write it on the card.
The bracelet (aka band or strap) is usually NOT an integral part of the "watch" itself. It's normal (and somewhat expected) that you'll have a jeweler adjust the band to fit you, or replace the band with one that you can try on in person. Watchbands are standardized and available from any jeweler, watch shop, and online.