My first Minerva…

Mar 29, 2024,18:54 PM

Many, many moons ago, on the day I became moderator here, a kind forum member agreed to meet in a town in the middle, allowing me to take over the watch on the same day. 

I had the strap changed straight away, knowing getting a new Minerva one would not again be possible (well, Montblanc was kind of the spiritual successor and they had quite a choice of straps back then).

Both are still going strong many years later - and the watch goes to show that 34mm works perfectly well ⚖️

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A real stunner that’s for sure!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 29th, 2024-19:15

The Pythagore really embodies the golden ratio…

 By: KMII : March 29th, 2024-22:23
Not only in the movement design but in its overall proportions and aesthetic 👍🏻⚖️

I did not know that! 👍

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 30th, 2024-00:02

The movement was designed that way…

 By: KMII : March 30th, 2024-19:05
As in the fourties the designers thought that this would improve the accuracy. The angles are all at 45, 90 and 180 degrees in the movement as an example. And overall the proportions are truly spot on 😊👍🏻 As for the accuracy, for an unregulated watch it’s... 

This must just add to the pleasure of ownership

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 30th, 2024-20:00

It ıs superb!

 By: agyzace : March 29th, 2024-20:00

Glad you enjoy it…

 By: KMII : March 29th, 2024-22:25
Absolutely one of my favorites, too - and a grand example that good horology and exquisite design choices do not have to cost the world 👍🏻

Fully agreed to that. There are always good examples of honest high end watchmaking

 By: agyzace : March 30th, 2024-19:11
where the money does not have to go mostly to marketing and other overhead costs

There was practically no overhead back in the day at Minerva 😊

 By: KMII : March 31st, 2024-18:06
But they were an early club watch pioneer, albeit not at WPS 😊👍🏻

Many, many moons ago

 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : March 29th, 2024-20:31
I met a gentleman on the day when he became a moderator here in my home town and I am still pretty sure: the Minerva found the right home. I am very happy, that you still wearing this beauty, my Friend! Well it for a long time with the best of your health... 

Thanks so much both for the trip back then…

 By: KMII : March 29th, 2024-22:21
And for the kind words now - both much appreciated 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

I mean

 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : March 30th, 2024-12:27
wear it with the best of your health!

A Classic.

 By: amanico : March 29th, 2024-20:40

For me one of the most understated…

 By: KMII : March 29th, 2024-22:22
Yet at the same time perfectly balanced dressy watches out there 😊👍🏻

Which ones? Chrono?

 By: amanico : March 30th, 2024-19:15


 By: amanico : March 31st, 2024-20:26

Stunning watch, one of the most beautiful

 By: clemens m : March 30th, 2024-16:33
Minerva watches I have ever seen. Do you know the Reference Number? Is it a Vintage watch or a (very well-done) Re-Issue?

No reissues there 🤷🏻‍♂️

 By: KMII : March 30th, 2024-19:07
This one is from 1996 but similar models have been around for almost 50 years prior to that. After Montblanc took it over from the Gnutti family, the brand as such disappeared 🤷🏻‍♂️

Great classic Minerva.

 By: hora12reborn : April 1st, 2024-08:56