Vintage Gruen
The forum for Gruen watch enthusiasts

Home » General Talk, Buying and Selling » For Sale/Wanted » Crystal for Curvex Model 530
Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #3212] Thu, 06 March 2014 18:39 Go to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
Messages: 618
Registered: May 2013
Location: Silver Lakes, South Afric...
Gruen Master
Anybody who can help me with or direct me to a source for a Curvex "Model 530", style no.440-499 crystal? It's barrel shaped, 22.9 x 19.4mm, 4 sides curved bezel.

It looks like DarHin is on a holiday as he is not responding and my other source Maria is not selling anymore Sad
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #3213 is a reply to message #3212] Thu, 06 March 2014 18:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
C. Hurt is currently offline  C. Hurt
Messages: 225
Registered: May 2013
Gruen Guildsman
Glass or plastic?
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #3216 is a reply to message #3213] Thu, 06 March 2014 22:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
Messages: 618
Registered: May 2013
Location: Silver Lakes, South Afric...
Gruen Master
Glass would be great!
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #4299 is a reply to message #3216] Wed, 08 October 2014 23:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
Messages: 487
Registered: June 2013
Location: Somewhere in the world
Gruen Guildsman
Kurt Ryerson sells a ton of crystals. PM me if you want his contact information.

People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #4301 is a reply to message #4299] Thu, 09 October 2014 02:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
Messages: 1228
Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
Gruen Authority
General pain in the rear
Site Admin
Kurt is a good guy. Been buying crystals from him since Darren has gone.

All I know is based on hard work & writing by others. I can only aspire to augment this body of knowledge. If I am wrong it is because of my own failings. -me

"If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Newton
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #4302 is a reply to message #4301] Thu, 09 October 2014 03:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
Messages: 1164
Registered: May 2013
Location: Seattle
Gruen Authority
Cheerleader

Well then...should we ask him if we can use his contact information and post it here?
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #4304 is a reply to message #4302] Thu, 09 October 2014 04:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
Messages: 1228
Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
Gruen Authority
General pain in the rear
Site Admin
can't hurt...

All I know is based on hard work & writing by others. I can only aspire to augment this body of knowledge. If I am wrong it is because of my own failings. -me

"If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Newton
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #4306 is a reply to message #4299] Thu, 09 October 2014 11:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
Messages: 618
Registered: May 2013
Location: Silver Lakes, South Afric...
Gruen Master
Timeticker wrote on Thu, 09 October 2014 01:20
Kurt Ryerson sells a ton of crystals. PM me if you want his contact information.


Thanks, Cary helped me out already but I agree that it would be good to have another source for crystals.
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #4307 is a reply to message #4306] Thu, 09 October 2014 11:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green is currently offline  Barney Green
Messages: 664
Registered: February 2014
Location: Wolfsburg, Germany
Gruen Master
I may be able to help with GS plastic crystals from time to time. I purchased three cartons at ebay about one year ago. Will be able to have a look into it over the weekend...

Gruen, Gruen, Gruen ist alles was ich habe... Gruen, Gruen, Gruen is all I have...(German folklore song)
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #4308 is a reply to message #4307] Thu, 09 October 2014 14:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
Messages: 1164
Registered: May 2013
Location: Seattle
Gruen Authority
Cheerleader

Just like Bernd I have several boxes as well. I was thinking about putting a catalog together here. I have the idea of coding up a generic php plug-in for this forum that would give us a catalog search for a crystal or other items we desire to put into it.

On a side note I've been making flat plastic crystals by hand. The old cassette tape cases make the best flat crystals.

Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #4311 is a reply to message #4308] Sat, 11 October 2014 01:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
Messages: 487
Registered: June 2013
Location: Somewhere in the world
Gruen Guildsman
I'll tell you what, I'm in contact with Kurt on a regular basis and I'll ask him if we can use him for a source. He literally has thousands of crystals and is an accomplished repairman. I will still buy/barter/beg/ from the forum, but like Thojil said, we need a good back up.

People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #4313 is a reply to message #4311] Sat, 11 October 2014 19:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MikeTheWatchGuy
Messages: 351
Registered: May 2013
Location: North Carolina
Gruen Guildsman

For those Gruen collectors that don't have the tools or skill to replace their own crystals, or are shiftless and lazy like I am, Murphy's Crystals in Ceres, CA will sell you one and install it for a total of $18 for a "Fancy Bent Glass Crystal". I was only able to quickly find a December 2013 invoice so the $18 may be up to $19 by now.

Faceted crystals are a bit more, but still in the realm of "cheap" in my book. Like dial restoration companies, they have a Job Envelope that you will in with "Gruen", the info from the back of the case, the type of crystal you want (or just tell them the same as what's in it). You send them your bezel in the envelope and in less than 2 weeks it arrives back with a brand new crystal in it. No need to ship the back; they told me after a while to stop sending the whole case as they don't need it.

It's been at least 3 years since I've replaced anything but a round plastic crystal in one of my watches. They get all my work and they haven't let me down yet.

I'll make an entry in the Vendors section if an entry isn't already there for them. They'll also be on GW.Com.
Re: Crystal for Curvex Model 530 [message #4314 is a reply to message #4313] Sat, 11 October 2014 21:29 Go to previous message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
Messages: 487
Registered: June 2013
Location: Somewhere in the world
Gruen Guildsman
Please check vendor area for Kurt Ryerson's information. He gave me the go ahead.

People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Previous Topic: Gruen Seconds Sweep Hand
Next Topic: For Sale - NEW BOOK RELEASE - Gruen Watch Maker's Guild Book (1929, 1931)
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Wed Jan 24 01:32:01 UTC 2018

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.02913 seconds