Mystery Marvin

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    Mystery Marvin

    Hello! I recently posted my "first" vintage mechanical which I bought last week . This is in fact my first mechanical, which I bought twenty years ago for £10. It's a Marvin, wind up, gold armoured watch. I wonder if anyone knows anything about Marvin watches? Compared to my latest watch the Marvin feels and looks of a far higher quality. It runs for about 14hrs on thirty turns and keeps good time. I'm wondering if I should have it serviced? And...and this may be a forum faux pas....how much would you expect a service to cost?

    Thanks for looking!

    BTW, Sorry about the terrible pics. I had to put the watch in a soup bowl to get rid of (some off) the glare.







    Last edited by cambrid; January 26th, 2011 at 15:43.

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    Re: Mystery Marvin

    Hi and welcome.

    There have been quite a few Marvins posted in here - use the search function to find more threads - but this one https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/mar...on-354214.html has quite a bit of company history.

    A well regarded brand who made their own movements. Yours looks to be in very nice condition. You should get about 40 hours or more (eg. bidfun-db Marvin_565: Marvin 565 which has a stated power reserve of 54 hours) from a full wind and yes it should be serviced. This should cost in the region of £30 - £40 plus about £10 for a new mainspring.
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    Re: Mystery Marvin

    Thanks very much for the info Marrick. For what's involved I suppose that £30-£40 is pretty reasonable.

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