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Vintage 1930's Harwood Automatic Mens Watch - Chrome Plated



PRISTINE Merchandise is in “like new” condition. There are no signs of wear or any other visible imperfections.  EXCELLENT Merchandise is in exceptionally good condition with very little wear. Any imperfections are described in detail.  VERY GOOD: Merchandise is in very good condition for its age. Older items may exhibit very light patina and wear relative to the age of the product, and more contemporary items will be just short of “excellent”. GOOD: Merchandise is in good condition and typically will appear mildly to moderately used. There may be some surface scratches and/or other imperfections. Older items may exhibit patina and wear related to their age. Please review the item listing for specific details regarding condition.

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Today's offering features a rare original Harwood "self-winding" watch. In response to the need for a watch that could survive difficult military conditions without letting dust and dust in and without needing to be wound, an inspired John Harwood created the version of the automatic watch. Patented in 1924 it was one of the world's first automatic watches - the first worldwide production watch in fact - and the Harwood automatic became a historically significant milestone in horological history. In order to avoid having an exposed stem and crown and thus eliminate an opening for dust and moisture to pass through, the watch possess a unique bezel-setting feature with dial indicator to set the time. This Harwood shows honest wear and the chrome plating is worn though it remains original down to the dial and hands - no small feat for an eighty year old watch. It functions well and runs. Harwood watches like this are featured in numerous books and watch publications.


Functions: Hours, Minutes, "Automatic"

Dial: Silver with luminous Arabic markers and setting indicator near six, original, aged to a leathery look

Hands: Original, blue steel, luminous

Movement type: Harwood hammer winding automatic

Bracelet: Genuine crocodile skin, fully-stitched for gr/eater durability

Width between lugs: 16mm

Crystal type: Acrylic, domed, vintage

Return Policy: 7 days from the day it is received

SKU: 21-136414
Accompanied by: Portero Box
Bracelet/Strap: 29.5mm wide (excluding crown), 38mm long lug tip-to-tip
Gender: Men's
Watch Movement: Automatic
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Authenticity Details: Harwood Watch Co.
Case Dimensions (in mm): 29.5mm wide (excluding crown), 38mm long lug tip-to-tip
Primary Material: Chrome Plated

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Please contact Portero Customer Care Department for a return authorization, and ship back item within 7 days of receipt. Items must be properly packaged in comparable box, and in unworn condition.