Photo courtesy Der SpiegelBrand: Marvin
Chronometer Victory
Ref.: unknown
Issued: 1963
Case: Stainless steel with screw back
Crystal: Acrylic
Bracelet: n/a
Movement: Cal. 620A, 17 jewels, Geneva stripes, chronometer numbered & certified

Pictured herein is a 1963 MARVIN Chronometer Victory with original box, made by the famous MARVIN S.A. watch company, at the peak of their independent production. This features a steel screw-back case (with waterproof sea-star logo) and the in-house movement Caliber 620A, with 4-digit chronometer certification number. Unfortunately, the chronometer certificate is not present, but the original box is. It is worth noting that, as with Rado and many other makers of that era, non-chronometer movements were not marked chronometer on the dial, nor did they have numbered movements. This also has the correct Marvin crown, signed with their crown logo. The entire package is in very good original condition--it has not been polished nor tampered with. Per the timing machine info below, you can see that the watch is running very accurately (most recent service date unknown).

The dimensions are: 34 mm diameter, 9 mm thick with domed crystal, 17mm lug width

Original price in 1963: 196 Deutschmarks

To see some excellent photos of a very well preserved Marvin 620A wristwatch (and dozens of other significant timepieces), visit the site of my friend SteveG.

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