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Marvin 1930's Antique Fob Watch - Owned By King Edward VIII & The D

$3,220

+ $29 shipping to United States of America

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Availability Available now
Expected delivery Jan 24, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020
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Reviews: 106
This dealer is from Suwanee, United States of America.
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Basic Info

Listing number 7OA9U8
Reference number 7010
Brand Marvin
Code 7010
Case material Steel
Year 1930
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee

Caliber

Movement/Caliber 540
Number of jewels 15

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 36 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals

Description

1930's Marvin Antique Fob Watch - OWNED BY KING EDWARD VIII & THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR

Certificate of Authenticity- Part of our New Celebrity Collection - 1 Year Warranty

Today's offering showcases this extremely collectable Marvin Fob watch owned by King Edward VIII who became the Duke of Windsor and his wife the Duchess of Windsor.

Depending on who you ask, the history of Kind Edward VIII is either an inspiring story of deep love and freely walking away from enormous power or a tragedy about a King who wasn't quite king material.

But what's generally agreed upon is that King Edward is best known as the man who gave up his throne in order to be with the woman he loved.

He briefly reigned over all the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and India, for most of 1936 after the death of his father, George V before abdicating the throne on December 11 of that year.

After his abdication the title of Duke of Windsor was created especially for him, and his wife became the Duchess of Windsor. That title, now defunct, served its purpose at the time of giving a title to a living former king.

The Duke and Duchess went on to become icons of style, and the Duchess' jewels are legendary.

This Marvin watch from circa the 1930's was owned by the couple and presumably worn, and was sold in 1987 upon the death of the Duchess.

It is all-original and in extremely fine condition. It is running and functioning, and we chose to leave it untouched exactly as we acquired it. Please inquire if you would like it serviced.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance.

Note: A brief video on some of the Duchess' jewels can be found here:

Also, an article from 1987 proclaiming that the offering of Duchess of Windsor’s jewels (including a few of the Duke's) quadrupled an offering record can be found here.

Our new Connoisseur of Time Celebrity and Historical Events Collection:

I am very pleased to have just launched our new Celebrity and Historical Events Collection, which will be composed of watches owned by celebrities or that were given to commemorate an important historical event.

This watch will be followed by watches from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lewis, Burt Reynolds, Olivia Newton-John, and a clock from Bob Hope.

I look forward to offering others as well to keep the collection constantly fresh and expanding.

Also coming soon is a watch given a handful of years after the Civil War concluded by the Vice President Elect to honor an Army commander who went on to receive the Medal of Honor. This will be an exciting new collection you won't want to miss!

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Marvin Watch Co.

Country of origin: Switzerland

Model: Fob watch

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds

Year built: c. 1930's

Dimensions: 36mm in diameter

Case material: Chrome plated

Case condition: Better than excellent

Dial: Matte black with gilt printing, signed Marvin, luminous Arabic indices, outer railroad minute track, sunken guilloche subsidiary dial for the seconds, original, mint condition

Hands: Luminous steel batons

Movement type: Marvin, Swiss made, caliber 540, rhodium plated, 15 jewels, lever

Crystal: Acrylic, appears to be original, excellent condition but warmed to a sepia tone

Please inquire if you would like a new one installed.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.

Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance

SKU 7010

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Connoisseur Of Time

1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Suite 6-343
Suwanee, GA 30024
United States of America
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Trusted Seller since 2010
229 watches listed
Number of watches sold via Trusted Checkout: 200

4.9 out of 5 stars  |  Reviews: 106

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