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Carre' crown [message #6137] Sat, 24 October 2015 18:45 Go to next message
Dennis8745 is currently offline  Dennis8745
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Hi, I have 3 gruen carre' pocket watches and one of them does not have the original crown. It is shaped to a point and has facets. I need one of these crowns to complete this watch. Very interested in acquiring one, thanks, Dennis
Re: Carre' crown [message #6144 is a reply to message #6137] Sat, 24 October 2015 23:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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I have a number of bottles with crowns but I don't know anything about the Carre (other than I would love to add one to my collection). Does it have an official style number?
Re: Carre' crown [message #6148 is a reply to message #6144] Sun, 25 October 2015 17:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dennis8745 is currently offline  Dennis8745
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Hi, if you google gruen carre' you should get a good idea. This is a pocket watch that opens up and will stand up to make it a travel table clock. I have the lizard skin carre' that you see in advertisements, a stainless steel one ingraved H. M. Sweetman ( Google his name ) . And also a black and white enameled carre' . At some point I will sell them , but not right now. In some of the pictures you can see the favored pointed crown, that's what I need, thanks for your interest. Dennis
Re: Carre' crown [message #6150 is a reply to message #6148] Sun, 25 October 2015 18:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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Oops, I should have said that I know nothing about the Carre parts.

Sounds like you have some great pieces, I know the ones you are talking about. I've looked through my bottles and am not seeing any of the pointed crowns.

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Re: Carre' crown [message #6151 is a reply to message #6150] Sun, 25 October 2015 19:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Pictures in the discussion section would be fun...

Can't help with parts... as I recall these crowns are hard to find. However, the style was not unique to Gruen. Maybe some level of interchangeability; gotta remember what the other brands were...


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Re: Carre' crown [message #6153 is a reply to message #6150] Sun, 25 October 2015 22:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dennis8745 is currently offline  Dennis8745
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Thanks for looking, best regards, Dennis
Re: Carre' crown [message #6154 is a reply to message #6151] Mon, 26 October 2015 15:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JackW wrote on Sun, 25 October 2015 20:29
Pictures in the discussion section would be fun...

Can't help with parts... as I recall these crowns are hard to find. However, the style was not unique to Gruen. Maybe some level of interchangeability; gotta remember what the other brands were...


There was at least the French brand LIP that sold the same model as ECLIPSO. In fact Gruen got the rights to market the CARRE from LIP.

From what I can see the ECLIPSO featured the same crown shape as the CARRE, which you can see best on the first add below. Unfortunately the picture of an actual ECLIPSE at the bottom seem to have the same problem you have. The ECLIPSO is as rare as the CARRE unfortunately, but it will at least increase your chances to find one. Dunno if LIP used the same movement, so the crown tap size may be different from Gruen...

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Re: Carre' crown [message #6172 is a reply to message #6154] Thu, 29 October 2015 00:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dennis8745 is currently offline  Dennis8745
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Very interesting. That is great information. Thanks, Dennis
Re: Carre' crown [message #6174 is a reply to message #6154] Thu, 29 October 2015 02:53 Go to previous message
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Thojil wrote on Mon, 26 October 2015 15:51
There was at least the French brand LIP


That is the one! Thanks for posting that.


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