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Minerva 1335 Chrono

1335-groot

This is one of the nicest and rarest Minerva 1335’s I’ve ever seen… Why? Besides being in mint all original condition it’s also a rare 1st series from the 40’s with ‘bajonet’ waterproof case (later ones have a normal screwback case) and fixed lugs. It measures a nice 34,5mm. Then there is the stunning two-tone silver dial with applied steel numerals and hands. The watch is even more stunning in reality. Movement is Minerva’s own Cal 13-20 working nicely. Attached is a period style grey pigskin strap. Won’t get any better.

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Minerva Chrono from the Swedish Navy

Min-Swe-Groot

Mega rare and in super nice original condition, this Minerva Chronograph was used by the Swedisch Navy in the early 60’s. The original dial has aged beautifully along with the hands. The 36mm steel screwback case is razor sharp and unpolished. Movement is the famous Valjoux 72, working perfectly. The three Swedisch crowns are engraved on the case back as well as zero which either makes this the 1st one issued or a prototype. Amazing military piece!

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Minerva Oversize Military chrono

Minerva-Valj-71-Groot

Awesome and very rare Minerva chronograph from the end 30’s. This is one of the earliest Minerva waterproof chrono’s with oversize 38mm steel case with large pushers. Great and original military style black dial with radium indexes and gold printed outter scale, the way Minerva is printed indicates it’s a very early model. Movement is the high quality Valjoux 71 signed Minerva. Super attractive watch and still very affordable compared to similar models from Omega or Longines.

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