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Date/Report Number …..090312R5BY.04 Item:  1944/45 MINERVA
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1944/45 MINERVA 33 X 39 MM W/O CROWN WITH RADIUM DIAL RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT WITH HONEY LIZARD STRAP 6.5 TO 7.5+ K . CONDITION NEAR  MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $699.00


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VINTAGE
1944/45
MINERVA

33 X 39 MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

RADIUM DIAL
RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT
WITH

HONEY LIZARD STRAP

6.5 TO 7.5+

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Minerva watch company was founded in 1858 by Charles-Yvan Robert and Hyppolite Robert of Villeret, who built the company that would eventually become the Minerva Watch brand in 1887. In 1902, under the leadership of C. Robert's sons, Charles-Auguste and Georges-Louis, Minerva became a manufacturer of watches in their own engineering workshops.

In 1901, The earliest Minerva wristwatch was manufactured, but the watch company's greatest success came in 1923 with the introduction the No. 20, a caliber timepiece that perfectly illustrates the classic and refined architecture of wrist chronographs of that era, with a column-wheel mechanism, a Breguet balance-spring and 17 jewels. With the launch of this prestigious watch, the company earned its reputation as a manufacturer of complicated movements of exceptional quality, and the rest is history.

Minerva was responsible In 1936 for time-keeping in the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and in the years after WWII, the Minerva watch company developed a full range of mechanical movements, notably the movements made by Ebauches S.A.

DURING WWII, MINERVA SUPPLIED WATCHES TO MANY GOVERNMENTS. THE GERMAN WAR DEPARTMENT INVESTED IN THOUSANDS OF MINERVA WATCHES AND TIMERS.

PLEASE TAKE CARE OF   YOUR VINTAGE MINERVA WATCHES
THE BRAND NO LONGER IS WHAT IT WAS

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IMG_0988.JPG (139255 bytes)THIS
MINERVA
IS A
1944/45
ALL STEEL
STUNNING
WWII
MILITARY WRIST WATCH

FEATURES AN AWESOME
MATTE WHITE DIAL
BLACK OUTLINED RAISED LUME NUMERALS
SWEEP SECONDS CHAPTER RING
WITH
NUMERALS MARKED EVERY 5 SECONDS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THIS
STUNNING
MINERVA
IS

31 X 39
MM
W/O CROWN

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THIS
AWESOME
MINERVA
IS

SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
WITH

ORIGINAL LARGE CROWN
AND
ALL THE FEATURES
REQUIRED BY MILITARY CONTRACT

 

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THIS
MINERVA

IS SIGNED

MINERVA
[TRADE MARK PRINT]
WATERPROOF
ANTIMAGNETIC
SHOCK RESISTANT
SWISS

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THIS
MINERVA
IS
PROFESSIONALLY
RESTORED AND OVERHAULED

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LARGE CROWN IS ORIGINAL

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THE GENUINE HONEY LIZARD STRAP
COMPLETES THIS TIME PIECE


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GENUINE HONEY LIZARD STRAP

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YOU MAY REQUEST BLACK OR BROWN
LEATHER IF YOU LIKE

SHIPPING MAY BE DELAYED A DAY

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HANDS AND RAISED NUMBERS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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STAINLESS STEEL
SCREW DOWN
CASE BACK


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MINTY BRUSHED
ALL STAINLESS STEEL
CASE

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OUTLINED
RAISED ILLUMINATED
NUMERALS


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AS 1194 BASE

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MINERVA SIGNED
15 JEWEL
MILITARY MOVEMENT
(AS 1194)

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm
H= 4.9mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME