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Gruen Annapolis

Strap 610; Thu, 28 July 2016 02:28

Model name :Annapolis
Type :Precision
Period/date :1949-1950
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Star Watch Case CO.
Case Material :Base metal
Case Serial :
Case Style no :632

Caliber :420SS
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial: B981120

Bracelet :

Other info :

hi all,

Anyone know the model name, approx date etc of this watch? Inside case back says 420SS - 632, Star Watch Case Co, movement ser# B981120

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1940's | 4 comments

Veri-Thin Marquis

Thu, 28 July 2016 00:35

Model name :Marquis
Type :Veri-Thin
Period/date :1948
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :
Case Material :
Case Serial :
Case Style no :

Caliber :
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

NOTE: This is part 2 of my previous post from a few months ago, I appreciate the insight you gave me last time and took into consideration the potential tag errors thanks!

I have come across yet another brand new never been worn Gruen Watch from my local watch shop and am excited to hopefully learn what I can from you guys and gals!

-Grant

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1940's | 3 comments

Star supreme

Identification/year; Wed, 13 July 2016 20:49

index.php?t=getfile&id=2920&private=0Hello everyone, my name is Harold, I am new to this forum, and I thought I would start things off by asking for some information?
This is what I have:
Gruen 21
Manual wind
approx. 1950s
Men's
Cased and timed by Gruen Watch Co. J w/ arrowindex.php?t=getfile&id=2919&private=0 through it.
10k gold filled

J43847, 335 752

Any info provided would be greatly appreciated.
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1950's and Up | 11 comments

Ladies All Star H, I think

Tue, 12 July 2016 17:11

I saw in another post that a watch like mine was called an All Star H, circa 1952. Those 50s ladies must have been bony; the bracelet is tiny compared to a modern watch!

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1950's and Up | 1 comment

More than 800 watches with about 5000 pictures

Sat, 09 July 2016 20:48

As many of you already know I run a Gruen website (www.gruen.watch) whith a huge gallery of more than 800 Gruen watches with about 5000 pictures. The watches are grouped in different categories (pocket watches, Quadron, Curex, Veri-Thin, Gruen 21, Autowind etc.). There is a search function included for fast retrieval of individual watches in relation to movement serial number (only pocket watches), marking of the dial, caliber and style number. Nearly every watch is displayed with a front, two side and a back picture as well as a picture of the inside of the watch cover and often different pictures of the movement. More than 200 sellers and collectors have contributed with pictures of their watches but still many more watches are missing. Therefore I would appreciate the help and support of the whole Gruen community to send me pictures of their watches for adding them to the gallery.
Please find the gallery and more information here: http://www.gruen.watch/?page_id=11497

Watch Tables | 4 comments

Curvex Portait

Thu, 23 June 2016 03:30

Model name :Portrait
Type :Curvex
Period/date :1950's
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :
Case Material :
Case Serial :
Case Style no :

Caliber :
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

index.php?t=getfile&id=2904&private=0Hello everyone,

I recently came across 3 Gruen watches all "New Old Stock" the watches have never been worn and have the original tags, box and prices on them from 1940. They all have been serviced and taken care of.

By providing pictures I was hoping you could help me identify each watch by model and movement and value. You guys are wizards at this and I can't wait to hear your opinions on each timepiece, sadly I only have 2 sets of photos, the third is on the way!


Thanks,

Grant


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1950's and Up | 9 comments

Gruen Electronic

Thu, 12 May 2016 18:23

Model name : Gruen Electronic
Type :
Period/date : 1969-1970
Gender : Mens

Case Maker : Hong Kong
Case Material : SS
Case Serial : 150CA-357A
Case Style no :

Caliber : 9154 - 13 jewels
Movement Maker : ESA
Movement Serial: Y2 ?

Bracelet : Gruen black leather/suede (period?), 17mm lugs.

Other info : Interesting that the battery retainer clip is likely from another watch movement. It shows 11 jewels while the movement itself is marked 13 jewels. Watch is in beautiful condition and runs very well at 28,800 BPH/ This ESA movement (called the Dynotron) was launched in 1967. While it wasn't the first watch movement to employ transistors (that honour goes to the Accutron), it was the first movement to employ both a transistor and a balance assembly.

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1950's and Up | 9 comments

Early caliber 849 Cartouche - engraved model

Thu, 28 April 2016 23:26

Model name : No names were associated with these early cartouches,
only numerical designations for ordering purposes, as far as I've seen.
Type : Hand Engraved Cartouche
Period/date : c. 1921- ; I have not seen an ad for these dated later than 1923.
Gender : ladies

Case Maker : Gruen Watch Co. with "Suisse" hallmark
Case Material : 14k gold - hand engraved
Case Serial : 1006
Case Style no : none

Caliber : 849 - 16j, 4 adjts
Movement Maker : Gruen - Factory "L" - * who this particular factory is,...as yet undetermined *
Movement Serial: 45777

Bracelet : This watch came with the silk ribbon band & 14k gold clasp...looking quite original & in great shape!

Other info :

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1920's | 3 comments

Veri-Thin Huntsman

Sat, 16 April 2016 17:42

Model name : Huntsman
Type : Veri-Thin
Period/date : 1941
Gender : Mens

Case Maker : Star Watch Case Co.
Case Material : 10K GF Bezel - Guildite Back
Case Serial : 921468
Case Style no : 490

Caliber : 435
Movement Maker : Gruen Watch Co.
Movement Serial: 380421

Bracelet : Leather

Other info : Serviced April 2016. Model name identified from Mike B's book "Gruen The 1940's - A Decade of Watches from the Daily News" Page 99
Tags: GaryM-WC

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1940's | 3 comments

WR 696 - Veri -Thin Continental

Thu, 07 April 2016 22:37

Model name : Continental
Type : wristlet
Period/date : c. 1950
Gender : ladies

Case Maker : WBO (William B. Ogush Inc.)
Case Material : 10k yellow gold filled
Case Serial : 275-579
Case Style no : X74138

Caliber : 275 - Precision 17j - introduced in 1948.
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: O227245

Bracelet : lug width = 7/16"

Other info : MB shows this model also came in 14k gold (WG488).

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[Picture ad] - I've never seen an advertisement for this model.

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1950's and Up | 5 comments

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