1940s Minerva Mercure 馃槂

This has an interesting story my Uncle traded cigarettes for this watch in Berlin at the end of WW2.

He didn't smoke so he saved all of his cigarette ration from the British army and traded them for Goods and Services. 馃槈馃槈

The Chrono second hand is missing and its post is damaged but turning, this was from a golf accident when he put his hand into the bag and ripped off the crystal and Chrono hand.馃槦

It still keeps great time but needs some TLC but will never be sold.馃憤馃槂

If that was mine I would forgo my next watch purchase and get that fixed and serviced.

You'll then have a priceless watch that you can keep forever 鉂わ笍

CliveBarker1967

If that was mine I would forgo my next watch purchase and get that fixed and serviced.

You'll then have a priceless watch that you can keep forever 鉂わ笍

Yes Clive it's long overdue he gave it to me 18 months ago.馃憤馃槈馃槂

Wow that's very nice! Do you know what movement is in it? Minerva chronographs usually have very nice column wheel movements.

Warrior75

Wow that's very nice! Do you know what movement is in it? Minerva chronographs usually have very nice column wheel movements.

Sorry Andrew it's not signed but I presume it's a Minerva, any help would be appreciated.馃憤馃槈馃槂

Image

Wow, great story, nice piece, yes spend some money and it will be a truly great piece for the collection. Thanks for sharing! 馃憤

YouBee2040

Wow, great story, nice piece, yes spend some money and it will be a truly great piece for the collection. Thanks for sharing! 馃憤

Thanks Brett, I'll start on it before the end of the year.馃憤馃槈馃槂

That's a Keeper. Congrats and wear it in good health, my friend!

hakki501

That's a Keeper. Congrats and wear it in good health, my friend!

Cheers Hakki and good health to you my friend.馃嵒馃憤馃槈

Never gets old when you are able to share stories from your watches! And that is indeed a handsome watch full of character! 馃憤馃挭

Mark.L

Never gets old when you are able to share stories from your watches! And that is indeed a handsome watch full of character! 馃憤馃挭

Thanks Mark really appreciated.馃憤馃槈馃槂

Brummie

Sorry Andrew it's not signed but I presume it's a Minerva, any help would be appreciated.馃憤馃槈馃槂

Image

Thanks for the image. To be honest I have no idea what movement this! Not sure if @Aurelian or @Porthole can help to identify it?

Warrior75

Thanks for the image. To be honest I have no idea what movement this! Not sure if @Aurelian or @Porthole can help to identify it?

I am putting out the @MrBloke signal.

Warrior75

Thanks for the image. To be honest I have no idea what movement this! Not sure if @Aurelian or @Porthole can help to identify it?

Thanks Andrew.馃憤馃槈馃槂

Aurelian

I am putting out the @MrBloke signal.

Thankyou!

Minerva cal.52

Mercure was Minerva鈥檚 鈥渂udget line鈥

Porthole

Minerva cal.52

Mercure was Minerva鈥檚 鈥渂udget line鈥

Thanks Chris really appreciated.馃憤馃槈馃槂

Lovely vintage chrono 馃槏