A classic rectangular watch from the Art deco period, this Marvin would look perfect in a period film.  Model reference 4374.


From the Birmingham hallmark on the inside of the case back we can accurately date this watch to being assayed in 1938.


Marvin started making watches in 1850, and are still going now (although it looks like all of the products are out of stock on their website – the brand was reborn in 2009).  You can read a brief history of the company on their website here.  The watch we have is perfectly designed for the late art deco period – clear numbers, clean design and even the sub seconds dial is squared off to match the case.  It is is a slim watch by modern standards, but correct for the time – men wore smaller watches.   The case has fixed bars, but the leather strap is quality and nearly new.  The case is in good shape, with no dents, and was made by Dennison.  It has a hinged case back and does not look to have ever been engraved.  The manual wind movement is a Marvin calibre 610, which has 616 jewel and 3 adjustments.  Some of the jewel are held in with golden chantons – a high specification feature showing that this Marvin was designed to be a high quality timepiece.  The dial is all original, with the light patina you would expect, and the blued hands look great against it.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  21.9 mm

Width without crown  19.8 mm

Between lugs  17.5 mm

Lug to lug length  38.8 mm

Case Thickness  9.5 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.