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Gruen Star Supreme

1951 All Star series; Thu, 17 November 2016 14:38

Model name :Star Supreme
Type :Precision
Period/date :1950's
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :
Case Material :10K GF
Case Serial :J39250
Case Style no :752

Caliber :335
Movement Maker :Gruen (Norwood)
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

One that i just picked up for a very reasonable price. I'm guessing this one is circa 1953 but I'd like to know the model name?

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1950's and Up | 3 comments

Gruen Patriot

Wed, 16 November 2016 18:28

Model name :Patriot
Type :Gruen Precision
Period/date :1954
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Gruen
Case Material :10K GF bezel, steel back
Case Serial :D818858
Case Style no :750

Caliber :435
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:367148

Bracelet :

Other info :

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1950's and Up | 13 comments

Gruen Ocean

Mon, 24 October 2016 16:33

Model name :Ocean
Type :Precision
Period/date :1962
Gender :Gents

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

Caliber :510SS
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

index.php?t=getfile&id=3052&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=3050&private=0Just need to get a general year for a Gruen 510 calendar watch
This dial is all original. It runs perfectly. But the case is not so lucky

1950's and Up | 4 comments

Veri-Thin Airman (Strap 417)

Mon, 10 October 2016 01:23

Model name :Airman
Type :Veri-Thin
Period/date :1940's
Gender :Gents

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

Caliber :460SS
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

index.php?t=getfile&id=3033&private=0Just inherited from my father who got from his father. Any date and other detail appreciated

1940's | 6 comments

Caliber 93

Wed, 07 September 2016 18:18

Model name :Caliber 93
Type :Paris Square
Period/date :
Gender :

Case Maker :Gruen
Case Material :Sterling
Case Serial :78
Case Style no :

Caliber :93
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:467069

Bracelet :

Other info :

Picked this one up recently. Paris square era, in a sterling cushion case. My first time seeing this movement.
I think it may be a cal 93. Battery dead in my caliper so can't confirm 11 ligne, and haven't been under dial yet to check setting bits but it appears to be a cal 93.
Can anyone confirm this is a cal 93?

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1910's and prior | 17 comments

GRUEN purse watch / travel watch

Only seen a photo once before; Tue, 09 August 2016 09:45

I have announced to get an interesting Gruen a few weeks ago, after 2 month I got it in the post yesterday. Here are a few quick and dirty photos. I found only one single photo in the web of such a model before. There I have seen that it did have a bow to wear the watch attached to some kind of chain.
The case is stamped GRUEN W. Co. twice, the dial says GRUEN and the movement GRUEN GUILD, so it is all authentic for a true Gruen. The hallmarks in the sterling silver case are for the Huguenin frères Niel factory in Le Locle, there is also a patent mark with the #98835 in the case which is the patent for such kind of folding case for this case factory. It was filed for in 1922 and issued in 1923, so 1923 is the earliest possible date for this watch. The 885 movement would put it towards 1925 or later. The watch is not mentioned in the 1927 or 1929 Guild books or the 1931 amendment so I tend to believe the watch might be from 1925 or 1926. Any thoughts about a date?

Model name : unknown
Type : purse watch / travel watch
Period/date : ca. 1930
Gender : bi

Case Maker : Huguenin frères, Fabrique Niel
Case Material : Sterling silver with Niello filling
Case Serial : 18578
Case Style no : n.a.

Caliber : 885
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild (FHF?)
Movement Serial: 148876

Bracelet : none

Other info : bow missing

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Closed front view

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Open front view

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Inside, marked Gruen W. Co. on the upper right

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Movement container back

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Movement

1930's | 17 comments

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

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