Marvin M104 Watch Review
This includes aviator watches, dressy watches, and of course Marvin brand identity. One of the things I appreciate about all Marvin watches, is that although they are all different, there are common visual cues that tie them together. One example is the red color as part of 8 o'clock hour marker. Look closely, and most every Marvin watch has red in this place in one way or another.The case of the watch is in steel and 41mm wide. It is actually a bit smaller than some of the other Marvin watches that are 44mm wide, but I like the size. Sometimes you don't want something as large on your wrist - and the 41mm size feels friendly and familiar. Most of the case is brushed, while little elements (such as parts of the lugs and around the bezel) are polished. Marvin applies the sapphire crystal on their watches in a unique fashion. The crystal itself is flat, but around the edges it is faceted before it goes into the case. It creates and additional point for light to refract off the watch and is a good character element for the brand. The rear of the watch has a K1 mineral crystal on the caseback window looking into the movement.This will be my first of several reviews on watches from the Marvin watch brand. In addition to sharing with you these interesting and attractive timepieces, I have an ulterior motive. You see, Marvin watches are not currently sold in the US. There is really no good reason for this, and I am trying to determine whether or not these watches would be in demand here in the States. I for one think that they would have a lot of appeal given their styling, construction quality, and fair prices. So, what do you think? Please comment and share your thoughts.This Marvin M104 model watch is among my favorites in the brand's current lineup. The design smoothly transitions between modern and classic styling in such a satisfying manner. Better yet, the watch has a high grade Swiss ETA 2897 automatic movement in it. This is like the 2892, but has a power reserve indicator as well - and 42 hours of power reserve. No specific statement can be made to sum up the design of the watch. Like I said it has bits and pieces of various styles in it.