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wackyd is currently offline  wackyd
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Gruen Apprentice
Hello all,

Thanks for having me.

I have been fond of vintage Gruen's for some time, but never really committed to buy a well kept or refurbished example, usually picking up half broken cheapies to roll the dice on repair.

I'm a much bigger fan of tanks and understated Art Deco designs, but a 60-70's round shape has been my first real success story.


That said, I have acquired a random assortment of parts, many of which I cannot match to calibre and some of which have come to me in foolish containers - hairsprings/balances stored and shipped with gears and all instead of left mounted on the plate.

If I am an aspiring watchmaker, I am on a very slow course. And that is fine.

BUT, I wondered if anyone has any suggestions of how to catalog what I have to see if it might be useful to someone else.


I can work on a directory of photos and a list of movement markings, but there are tons of loose components though some did come in marked tins.



Anyway, again, thanks for having me. I can't claim to be a resource, but really just a fan.


Thanks!


Daniel
Re: Hello [message #8280 is a reply to message #8273] Thu, 27 July 2017 19:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green is currently offline  Barney Green
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Gruen Master
Hi Daniel,

welcome to the forum! Every member is welcome, having skills or not, you should just share interest in Gruens Smile

Barney


Gruen, Gruen, Gruen ist alles was ich habe... Gruen, Gruen, Gruen is all I have...(German folklore song)
Re: Hello [message #8286 is a reply to message #8280] Fri, 28 July 2017 17:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
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We welcome all future Gruenites!!!! Happy to have you on board, Dan! There a few blokes on this blog that have extensive knowledge, and you will soon find out who they are (I am not one of those BTW). Cracking the Gruen mystery is not for the faint of heart, but many folks here will know exactly what to do, or how to assist. Again, welcome aboard!!!

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

Love them anyway.
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Re: Hello [message #8289 is a reply to message #8273] Fri, 28 July 2017 22:16 Go to previous message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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wackyd wrote on Thu, 27 July 2017 15:16

BUT, I wondered if anyone has any suggestions of how to catalog what I have to see if it might be useful to someone else.
I can work on a directory of photos and a list of movement markings, but there are tons of loose components
Welcome

On the point of identifying parts this will be a challenge for parts other than the ones that have a distinctive shape like bridges and setting works. For parts like the balance, balance staff, winding stem, etc it will be almost an impossible task from my perspective ...
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