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Christmas wristie...

Wed, 25 December 2019 01:10

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I'm wearing my bumper autowind Chevron for Christmas -

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Watch Tables | 3 comments

When it rains, it pours

Cal 315 & cal 705; Tue, 10 December 2019 01:52

I purchased this case about 5 years ago thinking I'd have no problem finding a movement/dial for it.

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HA! I've been searching since then and just this past week finally found the same strap model but with plenty of wear. The dial was a mess with dirt & old lume. Cleaned it up last night.

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A couple weeks prior to finding the replacement, I found this model, intending to use its movement/dial as my replacement, but now it will remain as is.

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Moral: Never give up. Cool

The crystal/dial size is the same for both 315/87 & 705/87

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Enchantress

cal 483; Fri, 06 December 2019 06:20

This is the first little Gruen cocktail watch I ever purchased.
The bracelet I purchased separately for this.
It was the only watch I had posted to the Other forum before it disappeared without warning.

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Watch Tables | 4 comments

Wristlet 47

Cal 827ss (826); Thu, 21 November 2019 01:18

Model name : Wristlet 47 (MB designation)
Type : sweep second wristlet
Period/date : early-mid 1920s
Gender : Ladies'

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : 14k white gold filled
Case Serial : 6645601; 6645633
Case Style no : N/A ; hinged casebacks

Caliber : 827ss - movements stamped 826
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild (Aegler)
Movement Serial: 1465889; 1506869

The 1st one I found I thought the case was non original.
After finding the second one with the same case & both very close numerically,
and matching the Masterbook entry, I now believe the cases are original.

I'll update with photo of dial backs when I remove them.

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1920's | 4 comments

Opera PW

Cal 870; Mon, 14 October 2019 21:43

Thought we should have an 870 posted that isn't in a wristie.

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1910's and prior | 3 comments

Strap 161 - cal 315

! CAUTION ! Open at your own risk ; Thu, 10 October 2019 01:35

Model name : Strap 161 a.k.a. Brewster
Type : wristwatch
Period/date : 1920's Guild
Gender : mens

Case Maker : Fahys
Case Material : gold filled
Case Serial : 448513
Case Style no : 315-88

Caliber : 315, 15j
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild
Movement Serial: 195661

Bracelet : Probably original to watch.

Other info : Probably still radioactive - ya think?

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1930's | 16 comments

Eye candy for a lazy Sunday afternoon...

Sun, 15 September 2019 22:27

Gruen Quadron 99 - cal 123

Hand painted dial.
I see no wear on this piece whatsoever.
Seller said he acquired it from a storage unit.
I don't remember if it was southern Illinois or Indiana.
Looks like it was put in storage new, having never been worn.
The watch strap is an NOS I put on.

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Strap 61

Tue, 10 September 2019 23:23

Model name :Strap 61
Type :Strap
Period/date :1925-1927
Gender :Mens

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :Green Gold Filled
Case Serial :5094039 & 5094071
Case Style no :1

Caliber :707
Movement Maker :Lavina
Movement Serial:86839 & 75151

Bracelet :

Other info :
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Two for one deal.

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1920's | 2 comments

Strap 012 (1012)

Tue, 10 September 2019 16:28

Model name : Continental
Type : Wristwatch
Period/date :
Gender : M

Case Maker :
Case Material : 14k yellow/pink gold
Case Serial : none
Case Style no : 039 (1039)

Caliber : 422
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial: none

Bracelet : none

Other info : shown in master book as yellow gold, but this watch has a slight pink gold hue to case & hands. Hard to see in pics. Dial & hands also slight variation from 14kyg one in master book, perhaps the pink gold version.

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1950's and Up | 1 comment

Wristlet 103

Sat, 07 September 2019 01:14

Model name :WR 103
Type :Wristlet
Period/date :
Gender :Ladies

Case Maker :Gruen
Case Material :White GF Ultra Quality
Case Serial :1029210
Case Style no :

Caliber :179
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial:161570

Bracelet :

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1920's | 16 comments

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