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Import 300 Nurses Pendant/PW

Wed, 28 November 2018 20:28

Model name : Import 300 - Nurses
Type : pendant/pw
Period/date : c. 1940's ish
Gender : female

Case Maker : Gruen Swiss
Case Material : Sterling silver
Case Serial : none
Case Style no : none

Caliber : 415ss, 10 1/2'"
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: none on back, but is stamped "unadjusted" around sweep wheel
Haven't yet removed dial to check for one.

Bracelet : N/A

Other info :

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1940's | 7 comments

cal 775

Mon, 29 October 2018 22:45

I believe this is a new one to the forum. I've had this for about a year & finally got around to taking photos.

It's not running but appears to be complete. It did come housed in a chrome plated brass case, but is not Gruen or WS signed.

Anomally is that the enamel dial is signed "Swiss" not "Switzerland".

I sure would love to get this running, but doubtful any parts needed may be available.

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1910's and prior | 6 comments

Fathers old watch

Fathers watch I received when he passed; Mon, 01 October 2018 20:24

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3779&private=0Not sure if which model. Most likely from the 50's as he was not in this country until 51. Case is a screw back and marked Gruen 14kt gold case

Watch Tables | 3 comments

A New Look For An Old Watch

Mon, 03 September 2018 18:20

My wife and I were in a Michael's craft store and saw a big display of clearance watches. You know the kind, no name, made in China....Well, a few of them had some nice looking straps on them. Nothing high end, but very functional.

I saw one that I liked and my wife said "Get it, throw away the watch, and keep the strap. You can put the strap on any of the other watches you have."

$4.47.

I put the strap on my mid 70s Gruen and immediately loved it. It takes a rather plain watch and gives it a clean and sporty look.

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Watch Tables | 1 comment

The Cartouche Club

Show us your Cartouche Watches. Join the club!; Sat, 16 June 2018 16:14

There is nothing finer than a nice looking cartouche. The art decor design and relatively cheap price can yield a nice collection.

Show us yours!

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3731&private=0

Watch Tables | 5 comments

Cartouche 833 - 8

Mon, 11 June 2018 20:48

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3726&private=0For your viewing pleasure is a 1929 Gruen Cartouche with the original cloth band and it's buckle! What's interesting to note is that the engraving on the buckle matches that of the dial... flower theme! The inside back cover is stamped 833 - 8! This watch is in excellent condition and it is running nicely! Enjoy!

1920's | 5 comments

215RSS mens El Dorado "UFO watch"

Tue, 05 June 2018 23:22

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3721&private=0
Model name : UFO???
Type : mens wristwatch
Period/date : 1950s
Gender : mens

Case Maker : Gruen Watch Co.
Case Material : 10k Gold Filled
Case Serial : 49093
Case Style no : 030 (1,030)

Caliber : 215RSS
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: n/a

Bracelet : original matching Gruen strap, in suede and gold foil with a leather backing

Other info : The 215RSS movement, normally used in ladies' watches, is used here because the flared case edges do not allow for a conventionally sized movement.

1950's and Up | 2 comments

Croydon

Gruen Guild; Thu, 24 May 2018 21:44

Model name : Croydon
Type : wrist
Period/date : c. 1934
Gender : mens/womens

Case Maker : Wadsworth - marked "Gruen Quality".
Case Material : yellow gold filled
Case Serial : 2217080
Lug width: 14mm
Case Style no : (703)/140 * this particular style number is not listed in the Standard Forme' Shape Crystals for Gruen Watches list
but crystal matches dimensions of the Gruen Crystal # 109.
Caliber : 703 ,7 jewels
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild
Movement Serial: (haven't yet looked under dial)


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1930's | 4 comments

Strap 64

Fri, 27 April 2018 01:28

Model name : strap 64

Period/date : c. -1929-
Gender : mens

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : 14k white gold reinforced with metal
Case Serial : 5134464
Case Style no : 115/27

Caliber : 115 - 15j Precision
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: 624297

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From 1929 Gruen Book -
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1920's | 5 comments

Just got a new one.

Thu, 26 April 2018 21:19

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3693&private=0I think it's called a Broadway, but not sure. Any info is appreciated. Year? Quality? Scarcity? Are these often seen? Thanks, Eli.

Watch Tables | 7 comments

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