This classic Guess moonphase watch is a dainty piece of Mid Century Modern jewelry updated with a funky 1980s fashion aesthetic. It's the perfect addition to a wrist near you! Refined and elegant in gold-over-red, it brings confidence and FUN to any outfit. It adds a POP to casual outfits, and falls right into place in business/casual. (Put a gold band on it and it'll be PERFECT for formal and eveningwear. Contact me for custom bracelet requests!)
THE BEST PART? I lovingly restored all the internal workings so it operates like it did when it was new, way back in 1989.
Measuring 0.9" across (24mm), it's a perfect size for women and girls about 11 years and older. (It's the same size as the classic 1980s women's Swatch.)
The BEST BEST BEST part is of course the moonphase feature. For the past 100+ years, having this complicated, expensive feature in your mechanical watch screamed "I have a swimming pool filled with money that I regularly SET ON FIRE JUST FOR FUN." In fact, it still does. A mechanical moonphase watch can't be found for under $1,000 (and usually MUCH more.) But, this watch is a battery powered quartz watch. Quartz watches are less expensive to manufacture. So, finally a moonphase you can afford.
I carefully restored the 14mm red leather bracelet—I hand refinished it, so it should last many years! It fits wrists up to 7" (17.8cm) around. (Measure around your wrist with a measuring tape.)
• Guess Moonphase watch—New York, 1989
• Luxurious moonphase feature shows phases of the moon
• A timeless classic watch you can wear everyday
• Gold-tone case with Roman numeral dial
• White with blue/gold moonphase dial, pointed baton hands, date at 6 o'clock
• BRAND NEW Japanese VX18 quartz movement with new battery
• 26mm (1") wide including the knurled "cabochon" gold-tone crown
• 29mm (1.1") tall including the bracelet lugs
• Restored 14mm red leather bracelet fits wrists up to 7.0" (17.8cm) around
• Six month warranty for the FULLY RESTORED mechanical workings
🕰 GUESS HISTORY 🕰
When Georges Marciano and his brothers were much younger, they opened a series of stores in France under the name MGA before launching Guess in America in 1981, after Georges Marciano first came to America in 1977. Their top seller: unisex jeans.
Guess was among the first to create women's designer jeans. A men's line debuted in 1983. In 1984, Guess introduced its new line of watches known as "Guess", "Guess Steel", and the "Guess Collection". The watch line is still in existence today (although under different product lines) and has been joined by a number of other accessory sidelines.
🔎 CONDITION 🔍
It's cosmetically in EXCELLENT condition. There are only very faint (semi-microscopic) marks on the case, caseback, and winding crown commensurate age. The used leather bracelet has been restored and refinished in red. The inner quartz movement, hands, dial, and front crystal are in LIKE NEW condition.
HOW DOES IT RUN? Perfectly! Every single tiny piece was disassembled, cleaned, inspected, adjusted, reassembled, and calibrated to keep time as well as the day it was first made. The entire VX18 quartz movement was replaced with a brand new one—and a new 315 battery. Sounds expensive? It was. A full servicing and mechanical restoration like this generally costs at least $120. (That's over $120 that YOU don't have to pay.)
FUN FACT: The screws in this watch are so tiny that 4,000 of them fit in a thimble!
⏰ OPERATION ⏰
This is a battery powered watch. Pull the crown out to the first or second detents to set the time, the moonphase, and date.
It's NOT pressure tested for water resistance. Keep it dry!
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 can repair your vintage watches. I buy vintage watches. Message me for more information.
📬 SHIPPING 📬
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🛠 WARRANTY 🛠
I offer you a six month warranty on the internal mechanical movement. Contact me if anything isn't working as expected.
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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.
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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.
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