indeed, there are many treasures

Oct 22, 2022,15:14 PM
 

but so difficult to evaluate

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A sweet candy from not such a distant past: Minerva Chronograph Cal 13.20 from year 2000.

 
 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-10:54
Two characteristics which are worth some interest: One is visible, the salmon dial, the other is harder to guess: Its aluminum case ( 41 mm ). Enjoy, Nicolas ...  

nice find and watch

 
 By: penfriend : October 22nd, 2022-11:32
but I must say that I lost track of their production in those late nineties - no real categories / product lines, many limited editions, hard to oversee and also to find out whether it is a clean watch. like many companies with bad finance and turnover th... 

indeed, there are many treasures

 
 By: penfriend : October 22nd, 2022-15:14
but so difficult to evaluate

True, true!

 
 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-15:16

No

 
 By: penfriend : October 22nd, 2022-12:50
in 2000 Minerva was purchased by Emilio Gnutti and he revived the old collections over six years until Richmond purchased Minerva to integrate it with Montblanc. The high-end pieces from 2004 onwards are on a comparable level as they were developed under ... 

I agree - it does not always happen the way it should be

 
 By: penfriend : October 23rd, 2022-14:19
although I have that experience with every brand except Rolex I must admit...

Agreed!

 
 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-16:01

Never saw this one before.

 
 By: Watchonthewrists : October 23rd, 2022-11:10
Thanks for sharing my friend. Looks amazing

It's a nice looking watch but the degradation of the dial makes it looking a lot older

 
 By: loujo : December 3rd, 2022-22:15
I have quite a few watches from late 90s and early 2000s, and all would still be able to pass as new with a polish of the case. Is it just the case of this particular watch, or an indication of Minerva's quality in general during that era?