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icon1.gif  The Gruen Watch Catalog [message #6156] Tue, 27 October 2015 17:46 Go to next message
MikeTheWatchGuy
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The Gruen Watch Catalog
NEW for 2015 and in time for the holidays!

A color duplication of the Gruen relic discovered in the 1990s containing photographs and data on nearly every Gruen watch model made from the 1920s to the late 1950s. This 280+ page book was made with exacting detail so that the reader is left with the feeling of owning the manuscript itself.

The same source manuscript used to create The Gruen Watch Catalog was utilized by Roy Ehrhardt to create his black and white book, The Gruen Master Book. That book was published using a photocopier so the quality is compromised and the true beauty of this rare manuscript is missed.

4,000 individual photographs of Gruen watches are contained in the book including pocket watches, wristwatches of all types, lady's wristlet, cartouches, baguettes, and the Carres. Minute details are visible on every watch photograph such as the shadow of the hands on the dial and the ability to read the text stamped in the backs of empty cases. The replication of the photographs resulted in a book highly functional at matching physical watches to the images in the book as well as a book that is visually stunning.

Learn more about the book and see sample pages on The Gruen Watch Catalog webpage and in the Gruen Bookstore. This is a hard cover book that is meant to last a lifetime. You can purchase a copy in the Gruen Bookstore for $85 + shipping. You can also purchase from Lulu.

Here are a couple of example pages (click to enlarge)

http://i.imgur.com/6zNq8Oy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gCY5ZdY.jpg

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Re: The Gruen Watch Catalog [message #6157 is a reply to message #6156] Tue, 27 October 2015 19:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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Mercy sakes alive Mike, Good job!

Merry Christmas to me...;-)

Re: The Gruen Watch Catalog [message #6161 is a reply to message #6157] Wed, 28 October 2015 00:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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I've ordered my copy, thank you Mike!
Re: The Gruen Watch Catalog [message #6166 is a reply to message #6161] Wed, 28 October 2015 18:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Ordered my copy today. Glad that I finally have the pocket watch range in high definition as well. Trying to id a model from a copy of an Erhardt "copy" is not easy . Thanks Mike
Re: The Gruen Watch Catalog [message #6212 is a reply to message #6166] Sun, 08 November 2015 01:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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The book showed up today and I'm quite pleased and impressed with it Mike. I look forward to spending lots of time with it. Thank you for all the effort you put into it!
Re: The Gruen Watch Catalog [message #6213 is a reply to message #6212] Sun, 08 November 2015 15:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green is currently offline  Barney Green
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I also ordered my copy this weekend. This will be the ultimate resource to us Gruenites. For what I have seen upfront I am sure that it is worth every penny. Just two cents and a fraction per watch can considered to be a bargain I would think...

Gruen, Gruen, Gruen ist alles was ich habe... Gruen, Gruen, Gruen is all I have...(German folklore song)
Re: The Gruen Watch Catalog [message #6336 is a reply to message #6213] Tue, 08 December 2015 13:41 Go to previous message
Bayleybird1996 is currently offline  Bayleybird1996
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Thank you, Mike, for this wonderful book, a true labor of love. I will be spending many hours with it, both referencing and drooling.
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