MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL
MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL MINERVA 39MM VALJOUX 23 BROWN DIAL SKIN DIVER CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING STEEL
$ 6,950.00
Pre-owned

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Two Register Valjoux 23 Brown
Description

For auction is a 1970's Minerva Two Register Valjoux 23 Brown ref. 9075 AF brown dial 39mm. An unusual watch that shares the same case as the 9075 Olimpico but with a different dial and movement. Not unheard of on that particular reference; the 9075 has been seen as an Excelsior Park as well, but indeed odd with a Minerva and Valjoux signature. What is certain is the the inner caseback never had the GP logo; it has the same numbering scheme with 953xxx but Minerva engraved in the back (in all the GP variants it is the same but has a circular GP logo; this caseback has never been polished so it is clear that the case never was GP....this would make sense: these cases would have been made for GP by a casemaker...how this watch came to be a Minerva is a complete unknown). Minerva in the 1970s was a strange outfit, a shadow of their former selves they were labelling other peoples watches as their own. In fact a search of 1970s Minerva will lead one to a Gigandet/Minerva sold by the 'dink which is rather similar: a branding of another brands piece with Minerva logo and bridge. I've owned this watch for about 5 years and got it from a long time collector;  wish I knew the backstory of how it came to exist as it does: a handsome, near NOS case with an unusual brown dial. Something unique and cool.


Ref #: 9075 AF 953725

Diameter: 39 mm w/out crown, 42 mm w/crown, 47 mm lug to lug

Lug Width: 19 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 19 mm strap)

Height: 14 mm

Power-reserve: 38 hours

Water Resistance: N/A

Gram Weight: 66 grams

Movement: Valjoux 23 with Minerva signed bridge

Crystal: ACRYLIC


Strap/Bracelet: High grade leather

Case: STAINLESS STEEL brushed and polished skin diver chronograph with round pushers, brown acrylic bezel insert, high polished screw down caseback

Dial: BROWN with with Minerva signature, gold hands, and markers, red tipped chronograph seconds hand

Condition: 90% (9.0 of 10): excellent near NOS case and nice dial, working well

Box/Papers: Watch only


  
           
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