Antique Swiss Made Marvin Silver Cased Trench Watch c1900 With. Original Leather Band - Extremely Rare. A World War 1 Marvin silver trench watch complete with the original leather band. Marvin was a brand name used by the family business M & E Didisheim, established in 1850, and later Albert Didsheim & Frères Didisheim of St Imier.The Marvin brand was registered in 1893 with the intention of exporting Swiss watches to America, hence the more American sounding name. This particular watch has a Swiss jewelled hand-winding movement which is not working and needs an expert or anyone who is handy with watches looking to complete a quality restoration project. The watch itself measures 31.5mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the fixed wire lugs. Reflection in the images give the case a golden tinge however the case is silver (tested) but there are no hallmarks inside the case back. This is not uncommon as this movement & face can be found in many different watch cases from different suppliers of the time. The original leather band is in very good condition, still works which is quite rare considering its nearly 110 years old. These bands are so rare as they regularly broke and the leather broke down over the years. An estate piece the watch is 100% original and has not been cleaned or worked on at all. Case is in very good condition, there is some rubbing on the back which would appear to be from the band. The lens / crystal is also in good condition smooth with no cracks, chips or major scratches. The face which has a green / yellow tinge is sharp with the numbers all intact along with minute markers and hands. It appears to have some hair line cracks that are barely visible with the use of a loupe. Please see image as they form part of the complete item description. Nearly all my watches are sourced from estates or the original owners and they are original and untouched. The item "Antique Swiss Made Marvin Silver Cased Trench Watch Original Leather Band c1910" is in sale since Thursday, September 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "ebuyer69.039" and is located in Caulfield North, VIC. This item can be shipped to Australia, all countries in continental Asia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France.