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Minerva 40's Minerva

Minerva 40's Minerva

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Introducing Minerva in the 1940s .

 Minerva was founded in Villeret, Switzerland in 1856 .

Initially, we will subcontract the development of movements to other companies, and then utilize our experience to develop movements in-house.

The company has developed chronographs and stopwatches, and has received high praise for its high precision, practicality, and careful manufacturing, which have been adopted by the German Air Force, the French Air Force, and others.

Furthermore, it was used as the official watch for the 4th Winter Olympics held in Germany in 1936 .

At a time when TV stations used stopwatches, NHK also used Minerva's stopwatches.

As one of the few watch manufacturers that develops its own movements, it is also highly popular among watch enthusiasts.


The "Minerva" we are introducing this time is a three-hand hand-wound model with a simple face design.

The dial features Arabic numerals, pencil hands, minute markers engraved to the seconds, and specifications often used in military watches.

Due to aging, the dial changes from white to pale beige, giving it a soft, vintage watch face.

In addition, the distinctive case design, which uses gentle curves rather than angular edges, has a great influence on the distinctive impression of this watch.

Minerva has an interesting face that combines military specifications with a contradictory and gentle expression.

The movement uses a manual winding type with 17 jewels.

While ensuring a high level of practicality with stable operation and a new shock-resistant device, each part has been carefully chamfered and polished to give it a beautiful appearance.

This movement allows you to feel Minerva's craftsmanship.


Size: Height: 38.6mm , Width: 33.8mm , Thickness: 9.8mm , Weight: 26g .

It's small, thin, and lightweight, so you won't get tired even if you wear it for a long time.

The casual face design goes well with shirts and jackets, as well as leather jackets and coat styles.

It would also be interesting to replace the belt with a nylon material and pair it with sweats.


In terms of condition, there are some small scratches on the case back and crown, but other than that there are no noticeable scratches.

The dial shows signs of aging, but there is no corrosion and it remains in beautiful vintage condition.

The movement is in perfect working order with no rust.


Product Details
Manufacture year 1940s
movement 17 stones / hand-wound
case size Length 38,6mm (including lugs) / Width 33,8mm (including crown) / Thickness 9,8mm / Lug width 17mm / Weight 26g (body only)
case material SS (stainless steel)
accessories Watch body/original case/our store warranty (1 year free warranty)
situation Antique (used)
Waterproof function non-waterproof
Note *This product will be overhauled after you place your order, so it will take approximately 1 to 2 months to ship.
Thank you for your understanding.

*The color may look slightly different on the screen and in real life. note that.

*This product is also sold in stores. Although we update the stock quantity from time to time, there may be times when the product you have purchased is out of stock. Please note that in the unlikely event that there is no scheduled arrival, we may cancel your order.

All of the watches we carry in our store are internally inspected by a professional watch mechanic when they arrive, and are determined to be genuine before being sold, so you can use them with confidence.

When you purchase your watch, we will deliver it to you with a new leather strap.
Please select your desired color from the order selection tab and place your order.
*For products with genuine watch straps or metal bands, the leather strap will not be attached and will be sent separately as a spare.
We will also send you a special case for the watch when shipping.

●Be sure to check the information after purchasing an antique watch●

At Amboy, when we sell antique watches, we do not hand them over to you immediately after receiving your order, but instead request an overhaul (hereinafter referred to as OH) from a professional craftsman, and then deliver the watch after the OH is completed. (Duration is approximately 1-2 months)

Our professional craftsmen, who are certified as watch repair technicians, will completely disassemble your watch, replace consumable parts such as internal gaskets, clean it, lubricate it, and maintain it to the point where it is within ±1 minute per day.
We will also send you our own overhaul certificate, as well as photos of the machine when it was disassembled and serviced, to show you what kind of work was done during the overhauling process at the time of delivery.

Of course, due to the nature of the product itself being a used item, there is no guarantee that it will never break, but we have taken this precaution so that you can enjoy the original performance of the watch and use it with confidence in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

When purchasing a product, a one-year warranty period is available depending on the model. Even if the product is out of date, we will repair it for a fee. If you don't have a repair shop near you, please feel free to contact us.

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