Marvin and Helvetia

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    Marvin and Helvetia

    Thought I'd show you a couple of watches I got in a little batch recently. The first is an automatic Marvin. This has a 25J automatic movement with the rotor marked Marvin and 777. The dial's a bit dirty - but acceptable and its working well.

    The other is a Helvetia. The movement is Helvetia's own 831, 17J. The dial is very dirty. Of possible interest is the logo (repeated on the back) showing a watch face embedded in a mountain range. Having googled extensively, I can't find this logo anywhere else - so perhaps it was used only briefly.

    Photos a bit poor, sorry.
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    Re: Marvin and Helvetia

    Helvetia is an iteresting, often under-estimated brand. While a lot if their movements are based on various base-calibers, they were specially tuned.
    But they also had some in-house calibers, like the one in your watch seems to be.
    You can find it on Roland Ranfft's page btw:
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...k&Helvetia_831

    I would assume, that both watches are from the first half of the 60's.

    Cheers,

    Axel

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    Re: Marvin and Helvetia

    Cheers Axel. Here's a nice lanco with fancy lugs from the same batch:
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