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Wanted - Guildite Tanks [message #3945] Mon, 07 July 2014 14:57 Go to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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So, there are a few models of 1930ish Guildite tanks that show up on eBay somewhat routinely. Mostly rectangular models with flared and stepped sides, round movements. But if you believe what's in the Master Book, there were a whole slew of Guildite tanks made around that time, some oddball round models, tonneaus, and my favorite, the long narrow models with ladies movements and no sub-seconds. Yet, they never seem to turn up. I would guess nobody else is finding these either, so I'm not expecting much of a response. Just putting it out there that it's something I'm always looking for.

EDIT: I mean "tank" in the generic sense of a rectangular or barrel shaped watch, not specifically Gruen Tank line.

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Re: Wanted - Guildite Tanks [message #3948 is a reply to message #3945] Tue, 08 July 2014 15:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They are rare. I lost bidding on this Guildite Quadron some months ago. I have seen the same case once before with a different movement and dial.

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Re: Wanted - Guildite Tanks [message #4030 is a reply to message #3948] Tue, 22 July 2014 04:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did you bid on this one? 331261339958

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Re: Wanted - Guildite Tanks [message #4035 is a reply to message #4030] Tue, 22 July 2014 11:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No didn't at the end. I don't particularly like that case design.
Re: Wanted - Guildite Tanks [message #4036 is a reply to message #4035] Tue, 22 July 2014 15:04 Go to previous message
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Same here. That's the style that turns up somewhat regularly and it doesn't do much for me either.
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