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1950s Serviced Vintage Marvin Tropical Valjoux 72C Triple Date Chronograph Watch

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This is a beauty Marvin Valjoux 72C Complication - Triple Date Calendar Chronograph , with a Champaign which has gone tropical dial. Defiantly a collector watch. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working, Serviced 6/20 and in great vintage condition. This is a highly collectible watch. Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.   The watch is working and is part of our new Certified Pre-Owned CPO Program.  Contact me if you have any questions first.

 

 

SPECIFICATION

Brand: Marvin                -              Model: Valjoux 72C          -           Circa: 1950’s

Case

Vintage Round Case and Case Back. Most watches from that era were Nickle plated.

Case Size

34,50 mm without the crown and  44,80 mm Lug to Lug. Very Rare Long Lugs. 

Case Back

Snap on. 

Crown

UnSigned Flat.

Crystal

Acrylic  Some Scratches, but in great shape

Bezel:

None. 

Dial:

Champaign Tropical Dial, with spotting and marks around and on the dial. number dial, Beautiful Gold & Red hands Swiss made Mark. Super Tropical patina dial with most patina coloration on the crown side. This has a Spanish Day Wheel. 

Please see picture for more detail.

Complication

Seconds, Date, Chronograph, Day, Month,

Movement

Manual-winding 775HC / Valjoux 72C 

Movement Notes

Just inspected and in great shape. Fully Serviced and Overhauled.   Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing.

Strap

Snake Skin.  Lug Size: 17mm      Please see picture.

Box

Come with New Experts Watches Travel box. 

Reference #

NA

Made in

Switzerland

Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

1 Serviced 6/20        (Please see Tab below for details) Please keep in mind when comparing serviced watches with none serviced watch.  Price is at least $700-$900 more based on complications. Since old watch are like old cars you never know what you gone get.

Timing Test **

+5 s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.

Warranty

3-Month Service Warranty (Please see Tab below for details)

Notes:

All watch functions tested and operable. 




Chronograph Watches

Having a love for complications and complicated watches, makes me love Chronograph watches. At first two register chronograph for simplicity of the dial and providing chronograph functionality for the most. Then the three-register chronograph for the complication of movement and the history of the movements, like of the iconic Omega Ref. 321, Ref. 861 (used in famous moon landing), Zenith El Primero, Venus mostly used in Breitlings, Landeron, and one of the most well-known movement makers Valjoux. With their famous Valjoux 72 put in the vintage Rolex Pre Daytona’s and of course the big dog Patek Philippe reference 2499 using Valjoux 88 my favorite which sold in auction for $3.30 Million in 2018.  I also love the Heuer Caliber 11 first micro automatic chronograph movement with date.

A Chronograph is simply a watch that combines the function of a stopwatch with a timekeeping display watch, by utilizing an independent sweep second hand. Chronographs often have complications on the face of the watch which can be used to record different time measurements, moon cycles, heart rate and more. Chronographs have usually have a separate buttons to stop, start, and reset (unless it is an monopusher) the stopwatch complication, with the start button typically at the two and four o’clock position.

The name Chronograph is derived from the Greek words ‘Chronos’ – the personification of time – and ‘graph’, meaning to write. The first modern Chronograph was created in 1816 by French watchmaker, Louis Moinet. Invented solely for use in union with astrological equipment, Moinet’s Chronograph could measure time accurate to 1/60th of a second – an unrivaled degree of precision at the time of its creation.

"poor man's" Heu-ers represent an interesting facet of Heu-er's history and also provide a sensible way for individuals to collect these chronographs on a more reasonable budget. The term "Poor Man's Heu-er" only to refer to chronographs manufactured by Heu-er for other brands one of which is Zodiac & Clebar, which is one of my favorite brands. Please note on ebay there are few brands that are not made by Heu-er and still refer to as Poor man which is not true.

History

A beautiful and Rare Vintage Marvin Chronograph c.1950s - Swiss manual winding movement, cal. Marvin 775H (Valjoux 72C)

The Marvin Watch Company was founded in 1850 by Marc and Emmanuel Didisheim in Saint-Imier. In 1894 the company moved to La Chaux-de-Fonds.

In 1917 the three grandsons of the original founder Marc Didisheim took over the company. Despite moving predominantly towards wristwatches, the production of fine manufacture movements was maintained. Besides their own movements, Marvin also used Rolex movements for a short period.

From 1940 the company began alliances with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Ferrari, Mercedes, Jaguar, Fiat, MG, Rover, and Chevrolet. By 1950, at their 100-year anniversary, Marvin would enjoy a global distribution network that stretched across 70 countries.

 

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