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Gruen Doctor's watch [message #4393] Thu, 23 October 2014 00:49 Go to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
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Hello Gruenites!!!

I am looking for a watch staff for a 425SS Doctor's watch that I am just starting restoration on. Anyone got one for sale?


Have a great evening, day, weekend, life!

Tomas...the Spanish Peacock! Very Happy


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Re: Gruen Doctor's watch [message #4394 is a reply to message #4393] Thu, 23 October 2014 02:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just a staff?

PM me your address.
Re: Gruen Doctor's watch [message #4400 is a reply to message #4394] Fri, 24 October 2014 00:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Howdy brother Hurt,

Yep, just a staff! Everything else is there and in good shape. Still looking for a basic plain ole 420SS case and a sweep hand for the same.


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Re: Gruen Doctor's watch [message #4401 is a reply to message #4400] Fri, 24 October 2014 02:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hope you do not consider this as hijacking the thread. I bought this one off ebay. I think the face is original. Have seen better dials on EBay. They looked redialed to me, as half of the 9 was cut off one of them. Can the face be cleaned and saved on this one? Is it original?



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Re: Gruen Doctor's watch [message #4403 is a reply to message #4401] Fri, 24 October 2014 03:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Notwillie,

I would posit that you've an original dial. It can be cleaned, but the adage that I suggest is don't clean anything you're not willing to redial. I suggest starting with soap and water and maybe a soft (like a cosmetic) brush. Forum member Trim pointed out in a thread long ago that the record groove like finish on the inside chapter of the dial will go away with refinishing. That is one thing that makes these dials.

Tomas - the 425ss staff is the same as the 405NM. If Cary isn't able to help I can; so can Borel.


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Re: Gruen Doctor's watch [message #4410 is a reply to message #4403] Fri, 24 October 2014 21:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JackW wrote on Fri, 24 October 2014 03:36
Tomas - the 425ss staff is the same as the 405NM. If Cary isn't able to help I can; so can Borel.

Ditto!


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Re: Gruen Doctor's watch [message #4411 is a reply to message #4403] Fri, 24 October 2014 21:55 Go to previous message
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On cleaning the dial.............I have used an extremely gentle hand soap and have ever so gently either used my index finger, and you can use a potter's sponge. Gently, gently ever so gently rub in an inconspicuous place and see what happens. However, this is not a "re-dial" I am with Jack on this one.

Thanks Jack on the staff. Let me see what I can find on the 155


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