Marvin is a classic watch-making brand steeped in the tradition of fine Swiss horology. It was founded over 150 years ago, in 1850 in Berne, Switzerland by the brothers Marc and Emmanuel Didisheim.
The Marvin philosophy from 1850 to the today has always been to provide quality and fine finishing for reasonable prices. The founders embraced a non-elitist vision of watchmaking. To them, artful design, unquestionable quality, and obsession with detail were not incompatible with affordability. A philosophy that is mirrored in our offering of this vintage Marvin watch.
For over 150 years, it has remained true to its founding principles of passion, daringness, strong ethics and humor. The Marvin brand is known for its tradition of beautiful and reliable time pieces, rich in style and history.
Marvin quickly established itself as a brand that provided good design and quality finishing for reasonable money. Through the middle of the 20th century Marvin expanded and made a name for itself through motorsports sponsorship and celebrity “endorsements”. Both Marilyn Monroe and Che Guevara both wore Marvins, so you are in good company.
The current modern Marvin lineup is geared towards affordable luxury, therefore whether you choose a vintage or modern Marvin, the philosophy remains the same.
About this Vintage Marvin watch:
This Marvin Watch dates all the way back to the 1940's, the case condition is consumate with its age with wear and fading on both sides of the case and marks on the lugs. Despite this it is structually still sound and will keep on ticking for many more years to come. It is worth noting that it has fixed lugs, one of which is ever so slightly bent (as pictures), but still perfectly sound.
It has a black dial with gold square accents and roman numerals, a light patina is forming on the dial and the Marvin Star logo is still very clear. It has beautiful deep red hands and a second hand subdial elegantly located at 6 o'clock, giving the dial a lovely balance. We have fitted it with a custom brand new one piece leather NATO strap in premium black leather and matching red stitching.
Beyond the dial is a the Marvin Cal 510, a 15 Jewel hand winding mechanical movement, with a sweeping second hand. It is keeping accurate time and working perfectly.
CASE: Ok condition, very good for age (nearly 80 years old) DIAL: Good condition, light patina forming BACK CASE: Good condition (stainless steel) CROWN: Good condition, some wear and marks. CRYSTAL: Great condition. OVERALL CONDITION: Has been tested, cleaned and checked over and is in excellent working order. PRESENTATION: Presented in a vintage style pirate chest style box. AUTHENTICITY: Certification provided upon request.
CASE SIZE: 34m to crown (32mm without crown) STRAP SIZE: 15mm at lugs (fixed lugs) CASE MATERIAL: Steel Case and Stainless Steel Caseback BRACELET: New Custom Handmade Black Leather NATO one piece Strap (crafted in the UK) with Red Stitching.
Worldwide shipping available, all items are shipped fully insured and sent as priority mail. For outside of the EU customs or import charges will be paid by the customer (if applied).
The watch is guaranteed to be in full functioning good working condition when it is posted from our store. For your peace of mind Wilberforce Watches offers a 30 day mechanical limited warranty for all watches, please see full terms and conditions for full details, available at email request.
Whether it be two days after the sale or two years, please let us know the issue as we have got your back. However please bear in mind that due to the nature of vintage watches, we do expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their new owners. So, no cave diving or base jumping please.