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    Marvin, but which one?

    Today I found this Marvin watch on one of the local flea markets for the price of two glasses of wine in a decent restaurant.
    On the movement I find the number 508, But I cannot find a Marvin calibre 508 anywhere. And no 508 calibre of any other brand that looks like this one either.
    The regulator looks special, I don't think I've seen one like that before.
    Does anyone know what kind of movement this is?

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    Also note the small second. Its a disc in stead of a hand. Never saw that one before either.

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    The case is chrome with the usual stainless back. There's only a (serial)number to be found on the outside (576xxx)
    If anyone can tell me more about the movement and maybe the model, I'd be greatful.
    Have a nice weekend.
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    Re: Marvin, but which one?

    Can't find it in Ranfft, but these are all over the internet as Marvin cal. 500 movements, e.g.

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    Re: Marvin, but which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by emka View Post
    . . . Does anyone know what kind of movement this is?

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    Re: Marvin, but which one?

    Marvin 500 family

    My two 510 with the same shock protection system




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    Re: Marvin, but which one?

    Its a 10.5'" movement (approx. 23.5 mm)

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    Re: Marvin, but which one?

    Cool find. Marvin employed those cool and unusual second hands on some of their Deco style pocket watches. I own one, but can't find a photo at the moment. Definitely rare to find one on a wristwatch, though.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Marvin, but which one?

    Very cool indeed
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