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WTB/WTT for late V1 movement [message #9947] Wed, 27 February 2019 02:03 Go to next message
thesnark17 is currently offline  thesnark17
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I'm looking for a V1 movement in running order and decent shape, no dial or hands required. I have acquired a 14k V1 Pentagon marked Dietrich Gruen in mint condition aside from the movement, which is in poor condition (plates dulled/scratched/corroded, balance broken, hairspring rusty).

As the hairspring is rusty and the cosmetic condition of the movement cannot be improved to match the case, I am writing the movement off. Anyone got one between serial number 146k and 149k? This one is in the 146k area. I wish to keep this watch as authentic as possible, and Dietrich Gruen marked V-series watches are only found in that serial range. (If you have a counter-example, please show me!)

I am willing to buy outright or trade for it and I have a lot of stuff I could trade:

Gruen:
V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7 movements (all incompatible with this project) - I could trade you a good earlier V1 for your later V1
16s and 12s Madretsch movements (various jewel counts) condition varies
Complete pocket watches (V4, V5, V7) condition varies
WWII and post-WWII mens wristwatches, mostly in Guildite
Women's watches (nothing very rare, and really not that many, but hey...)
NOS hands for a variety of 1940s and 50s watches

And plenty of other stuff. Let me know what you would want!

Also looking for a parts movement, 12s hunter, Number 3 from the 1908 model sheet (attached). Need dial side parts - the movement I have runs, but some idiot tore the dial off, breaking the center wheel pinion, and then lost the hour wheel. The movement is in an early 14k decagon watch, which I should really take pictures of and put up sometime.

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Re: WTB/WTT for late V1 movement [message #9955 is a reply to message #9947] Thu, 28 February 2019 02:48 Go to previous message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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thesnark17 wrote on Wed, 27 February 2019 02:03
WWII and post-WWII mens wristwatches, mostly in Guildite

Now I'm wishing I had bought a V1 when they were less expensive....

I wish you good luck with this quest. Looking forward to images of both watches you have that you are restoring.


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