Looking at the watch the simple design and the case size of 41mm really gives you some wrist presence. I have fairly small wrists at just under 7 inches and the watch really isn't lost with the clean white dial and elegant curve given to the hour and minute hands. The hands are nicely polished and easily catch the light. The red seconds hand nicely matches the reddish-brown calf strap. The polished markers further add to the appeal by easily catching the light as well. In typical Marvin fashion, the eight o'clock marker carries the Marvin design quirk of the splash of red on the marker next to the case. It took some digging, but I found out that "replica chanel j12
has a subtle red 'marker' at the 8 o’clock position. This mysterious sign was trademarked in 1850. Currently under lock and key at the Corporate Attorney’s office, it’s meaning will remain secret by executive order until 2038 when Marvin turns 188 years old," as provided through the Marvin Website.
Over the years, I have gotten picky on dial design and hand lengths. Overly busy dials that inhibit the hands popping out at me are a turn off. Another peeve are hand lengths. The http://www.dmincwv.com/
hands are nicely sized so that each hand extends to the proper length. The dial layout is protected under a sapphire crystal that is AR coated. The crystal is flat and mounted slightly higher than the case top and is beveled on the edge. All of this yields an elegant looking dial layout that is easy to read on the wrist.
The detail on the case is nicely executed. The bezel, along with upper and lower parts of the case are polished. The center of the case is nicely etched giving a nice design detail that includes a center milled groove that is interrupted by a heritage marking on the case opposite to the crown that is nicely adorned with the Marvin logo. The heritage mark stands for Marc & Emmanuel Didisheim, who founded Marvin in 1850.
Nestled inside the case is the Sellita SW200 movement. The movement can be seen through a see through caseback and lacks embellishments except for the counterweight called out as "the swing". I have given this watch lots of wrist time since it arrived and this is the first watch I have owned with this movement. I am impressed with it. The Sellita has lost about four seconds every five days. That's chronometer performance right out of the box and much better than some higher tier brands that I have.
Since I have received this watch, folks at work that know I'm into watches have noticed the new addition. The Marvin Origin Gent has received some nice compliments. Anyone willing to visit their website will find a rich horological history behind the Marvin brand. I found reading over the history of the company fascinating and only adds to my appreciation of the Marvin Origin Gent adorning my wrist. All-in-all, the Marvin Origin Gent gives you a truly elegant looking dress watch at a nice cost point. Thanks again Marvin Watch Company and aBlogtoWatch! I hope to be enjoying the Marvin Origin Gent for many years to come.