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WR31 (32) Paris square

Ca1923; Fri, 25 September 2020 04:28

Model name : WR 31 engraved option (or WR32 with 31 dial)
Type : Paris square wristlet
Period/date : 1923
Gender : women’s

Case Maker : Wadsworth Gruen
Case Material : Ultra Quality GF
Case Serial : 731019
Case Style no : “8 3/4 Ligne W”

Caliber : 823
Movement Maker : Aegler
Movement Serial: not visible

Bracelet : none

Other info : the wire lugs are not solid. There’s a gap in the middle. Not sure about the dial.

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1920's | 0 comments

Octagon Wristlet

Calibre 103; Fri, 11 September 2020 20:33

Model name : Unknown.
Type : Octagon Wristlet.
Period/date : Early 1920s
Gender : Female.

Case Maker :GRUEN
Case Material :18K White Gold, Platinum top, 12 diamond
Case Serial :9338
Case Style no :n/a

Caliber : 103
Movement Maker : Gruen W. Co
Movement Serial:n/a 15 JEWELS, 4 ADJS

Bracelet : TBD, not original.

Other info : Plat. Faced, Gruen, 9338, O 103. 18k. Gruen crown; not original.

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One of the ads that Bernd found showing the closest match to this model. c; 1922.


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Case also pointed out to me similarities in some of these from WCOW 1918. Diamond setting similar to 25E, among other things.


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1920's | 8 comments

Strap 17

826ss green gold; Fri, 04 September 2020 00:02

Model name : Strap 17
Type : wristwatch
Period/date : 1922??
Gender : Men's

Case Maker : Gruen
Case Material : green gold
Case Serial : 1067788
Case Style no : none

Caliber : 826ss [case correctly marked 827]
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild
Movement Serial: none

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1920's | 5 comments

Cartouche 23

Mon, 31 August 2020 01:24

Model name : Cartouche 23, Sapphire variant
Type : Cartouche
Period/date : 1924-26
Gender : Female

Case Maker : GRUEN Cincinnati
Case Material : 14k white gold, Sapphires
Case Serial :1084398
Case Style no : 53

Caliber : Cal 833 (Rolex 250)
Movement Maker : Aegler
Movement Serial:1380797

Bracelet : Speidel. Not original.

Other info :.

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1920's | 8 comments

Outing/Military wrist watch

Sun, 30 August 2020 22:24

Model name : "Outing wrist watch" "the Gruen military watch"
Type : Outdoor/military
Period/date :1915-
Gender : Male

Case Maker : Gruen Watch Co.
Case Material : .935 silver
Case Serial :n/a
Case Style no :n/a

Caliber : Calibre 47. Seventeen (17) Jewels. Adjusted. 5 positions.
Movement Maker : Gruen Watch Co.
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :. Suisse. Rampant Bear.

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1910's and prior | 2 comments

Early Wristlet

Thu, 27 August 2020 06:15

Model name :Unknown model
Type : Wristlet.
Period/date :. 1913-
Gender : Female.

Case Maker : Unknown maker; JP
Case Material : .935 "Sterling Silver"
Case Serial :
Case Style no :n/a

Caliber : Calibre 94. Fifteen (15) Jewels.
Movement Maker : Gruen Guarantee
Movement Serial: n/a

Bracelet : n/a

Other info : Case marked: JP. Sterling silver. .935. Rampant Bear. United. W. Co.
Suisse. Roman numeral I VI on back bezel.

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1910's and prior | 10 comments

Wristlet

Tue, 25 August 2020 22:47

Model name : Unknown model.
Type :Wristlet.
Period/date : 1913-
Gender : Female.

Case Maker : Wadsworth.
Case Material : 25 yr. gold filled. Amer. Made.
Case Serial : 278828
Case Style no :n/a

Caliber : Calibre 94. Fifteen (15) Jewels.
Movement Maker : Gruen Guarantee. United W. Co. Suisse.
Movement Serial:n/a

Bracelet : Speidel. Not original.

Other info : Credit: Case; for confirming serial numbers fit into Wadsworth house.
Porcelain dial.
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1910's and prior | 0 comments

Convertible Wristlet

Mon, 24 August 2020 22:27

Model name : Unknown model
Type : Convertible wrislet
Period/date : 1914-
Gender: Female

Case Maker : GRUEN National Watch Case Co.
Case Material : 14k
Case Serial : 200332
Case Style no : n/a

Caliber : Calibre 94. Fifteen (15) Jewels.
Movement Maker : Gruen Guarantee.
Movement Serial:n/a

Bracelet : Foster U.S.A. Not original.

Other info : Dust cover marked 1DG4.

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1910's and prior | 4 comments

Baguette ???

Sat, 08 August 2020 23:51

Model name :
Type : Baguette
Period/date : Early 1930's.
Gender : Ladies.

Case Maker : GRUEN 5th AVE. (likely K&O)
Case Material :14k white gold, 8 diamonds.
Case Serial : 53476
Case Style no :

Caliber : 161
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild
Movement Serial: 23939.

Bracelet :14k white gold, silk cord.

Other info : Not in the Book and no known ads of this model, yet.

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1930's | 5 comments

Baguette 551

Sat, 08 August 2020 23:18

Model name : Baguette 551
Type : Baguette
Period/date : 1936-ish
Gender : Ladies

Case Maker : K&O (Katz & Ogush)
Case Material :14k yellow and white "solid gold", 12 diamonds.
Case Serial : 55011
Case Style no :

Caliber : 300
Movement Maker : Gruen Watch Co.
Movement Serial: 673446.

Bracelet : GEMEX Pat Pend. Made in USA.

Other info :


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1930's | 3 comments

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