Vintage 1950's Dive Watch Rare Montgomery Ward Dorset Brand Awesome Dial
I fell in love with this dial the moment I looked at it. The is a private label watch from Montgomery Ward, a retailer that is still in business today and was one of the first large American Retailers opening up after the civil war. This dive watch, of course, is not from that period and is from the 1950's. The piece is all original except for a vintage black leather replacement strap. There is brassing on the front of the original crown; however, there is no notable brassing otherwise. The watch features a black bi-directional rotating bezel, stainless steel case back, day/date complication, and a very efficient and reliable UT-38 automatic 17 jeweled movement. This movement "UT" Universal Time Corp., was established by Seiko which built in-house movements for branded retailers watches; assembly and casing were done in the USA making this watch an American brand. Just serviced and ready to wear or collect. You don't see these around very often. But what truly gives value to this watch is an outstanding original dial in excellent condition with awesome patina.