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:
These Marvin Revue watches have a lovely balanced dial design, this example is the much sought after "ЯR" Marvin Revue model. It also has its original Marvin Revue dark blue leather bound watch box with bright blue suede lining inside!
Its gold plated case is in great condition, it has an ivory/cream dial with gold arabic hour markers, gold hands and a perfectly placed date window at 3 o'clock. We have also fitted it with a brand new lovely premium leather black strap with contrast white stitching
Beyond the dial is a Swiss Made highly reliable AS ST 1950/51 17 Jewel hand winding mechanical movement beating at its heart, with a sweeping second hand. It is keeping accurate time and the date function is working perfectly.
CASE: Amazing condition, DIAL: Good condition, the lume dot at 9 o'clock is missing, however all other lume dots are present. BACK CASE: Good condition, a few scratches CROWN: Good condition non original crown, some light wear to plating. CRYSTAL: Great condition. OVERALL CONDITION: Has been tested, cleaned and checked over and is in excellent working order. PRESENTATION: Presented in its original Marvin Revue dark blue leather bound box and bright blue suede lining, this box has some light wear and imprints on the outside, commensurate with its age. AUTHENTICITY: Certification provided upon request.
CASE SIZE: 36m to crown (33mm without crown) STRAP SIZE:18mm at lugs CASE MATERIAL: Gold Plated Case and Stainless Steel Caseback BRACELET: New Handmade Leather Black Strap (crafted in the UK) with Contrast White 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.