Questions about vintage quality (Marvin and Doxa)

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    Questions about vintage quality (Marvin and Doxa)

    Anyone have any experience with Marvin or Doxa vintage watches from the 1960s-1970s? My watch maker has some in great condition and I was wondering how they rate quality wise against the more well known swiss brands... Omega, Longines, etc.

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    Re: Questions about vintage quality (Marvin and Doxa)

    Hi there. I don't know much about Doxa, but Marvin is regarded as an above average brand. They made their own movements and produced some good looking pieces. See these previous threads:


    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/mar...on-354214.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/mar...-a-457696.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/mar...te-543304.html

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    Re: Questions about vintage quality (Marvin and Doxa)

    Thanks for the info Marrick! No one knows anything about the quality of vintage Doxas?

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    Re: Questions about vintage quality (Marvin and Doxa)

    Marvin made some excellent watches in the '60s. I own two, a simple, elegant, manual wind dress watch, and arguably the company's best ever offering, a Flying Dutchman.

    Here they are...




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    Re: Questions about vintage quality (Marvin and Doxa)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony C. View Post
    ...arguably the company's best ever offering, a Flying Dutchman.
    I'll take you up on that argument I think the inhouse Marvin triple date calendar I have gives the Dutchman a run for its money.

    Yes, Marvin made some goood stuff.

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    Re: Questions about vintage quality (Marvin and Doxa)

    Afaik, Doxa used modified movements from decent makers such as ETA. Nothing wrong with old Doxa watches, but they often fetch higher prices than they otherwise would because of the current high profile of their dive watches.
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    Re: Questions about vintage quality (Marvin and Doxa)

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    I'll take you up on that argument I think the inhouse Marvin triple date calendar I have gives the Dutchman a run for its money.

    Yes, Marvin made some goood stuff.
    I place complications in a different category, so I wasn't including them in my assessment.

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    Re: Questions about vintage quality (Marvin and Doxa)

    Thanks for all the help, looks like I will be investing in a Marvin soon!

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