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Gruen's booklist

General sources for copies of the books are Illo Tempore, Ebay and Mike's Gruen Bookstore. The NAWCC Library and Research Center has a Gruen collection (Priceless Posessions, TWA timecard, invoices etc).

Watch identification books

A worthy company of watchmakers Guild Book A - Gruen Watch Company - 1918
this book highlights the Gruen history, work ethic and mission as well as showcases their product line
brief history, a selection of watches available in 1918, and a small section on Gruen movements
See Illo Tempore.

Gruen Guild Book - Gruen Watch Makers Guild - 1929
Gruen dealers' catalog. It shows watches, fruen info (sales, movements, history, buildings etc)
See Illo Tempore or Mike's Bookstore

Supplement A to the Gruen Guild Book - Gruen Watch Makers Guild - 1931
Supplement to the 1929 Gruen Guild Book.
See Illo Tempore.

Gruen Master Book Identification and Price Guide - Roy Ehrhardt - 1993
This book is a Xerox reproduction of one of the Gruen Company's scrapbooks, in which they pasted a small photo of each watch case style they produced.
Book out-of-print.

Decade Series of Gruen Watch Identification Guides - Mike and Shari Barnett - 2013
• Gruen The 1930s A Decade of Watches from the Daily News
• Gruen The 1940s A Decade of Watches from the Daily News
• Gruen The 1950s A Decade of Watches from the Daily News
These books are in black and white and show Gruen watches in the exact chronological order they were found in American (and sometimes Canadian) newspapers.
See Mike's Gruen Bookstore.

Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide - Volume 1 - Mike Barnett - 2010
A "coffee table" style Model Identification Guide showing nearly 400 different models of Gruens, many in color, along with their model names and prices.
See Mike's Gruen Bookstore.

Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide - Volume 2 - Mike Barnett - 2014
Volume 2 starts where volume 1 ended. More early watches and extends further in the 1950's.
See Mike's Gruen Bookstore.

Gruen Wristwatches: A Collector's Guide - Bruce Shawkey - 2010
The book is 198 pages and shows approximately 1,700 Gruen wristwatches in crisp detail. The book was built on the original factory page masters of Roy Ehrhardt's old Master Book of Gruen Watches.
Book out-of-print.

Technical books

Gruen Standardized Parts for the Trade Catalogue B - Gruen Watch Makers Guild - 1926
See Illo Tempore.

Gruen Horological Manual - The Gruen Watch Company - 1947
Meant to assist the watchmaker at his bench and gives information on The Gruen Watch Company, its products, recommended methods of repair and available services.
See Illo Tempore.

Gruen Material Catalogs
These catalogs contain detailed information on movements, parts interchangeability, etc.
• Gruen Material Catalog 539 - The gruen watch company - 1939
See Illo Tempore and a free PDF using Mike's gruenwristwatches site.
• Gruen Material Catalog 545 - The gruen watch company - 1945
See Illo Tempore.
• Gruen Material Catalog 448 - The gruen watch company 1948
See Illo Tempore.
• Gruen Material Catalog 453 - The gruen watch company - 1953
See Mike's bookstore.

The Gruen Watch Repairer's Reference - Mike Barnett - 2011
Also called the Green book. A compilation of all technical / repair related Gruen publications. If you repair Gruen watches, or want to know more about your Gruen's internal workings, or simply want to quickly fill your horological library, then this is the ideal book for you.
See Mike's Gruen Bookstore.

A Course in Wristwatch Repair - The Gruen Horological Text and Technical Bulletins - Mike Barnett - 2009
The Gruen School of Watchmaking created the Gruen Horological Text in 1948 as a means of teaching students how to clean & repair wristwatches. It ends with 8 Technical Bulletins released by Gruen.
See Mike's Gruen Bookstore.

Other books

Blue book Gruen - Gruen - 1915

One word from a Woman's lips - A story of the Gruen Veri-Thin watch - The Gruen Watch MFG Co - 1915
A booklet on watches and watch making.

Gruen Guild Exhibit? - 1919
Booklet mentioned in an advertisement.

Mode du bijou - Gruen - 1928
Tells you many thing that every prospective purchaser of a diamond watch ought to know.

The Croix de Guerre for American Achievement - Gruen - 1930
Presentation book.

The Priceless Possession of a Few - A supplement to the Bulletin of the NAWCC, Inc., by Eugene T. Fuller. - 1974
A Gruen book about the finest, most costly watch movements ever.

Gruen watches A special collection - AWI ELM Charitable Trust - 1986
Contains donated watches by Robert Dietrich Gruen to the Orville R. Hagans Museum. And a brief history of the company.

How to select and care for a fine watch - Gruen watch co - ca 1929
Carries many suggestions which contribute to the elimination of customary abuse to which watches are subject.

Higher Unit Selling by doubling the purchase power of the watch buyer - Gruen Watch Makers Guild - Ca 1925-1935

Hands that set the styles sell Gruen - Gruen watch company - 1937/1938
The Gruen Sales and Advertising Plan for fall and winter 1937-1938 which highlights advertisements, store displays, new products, signage, sample ads and brochures for Gruen salesman.

How to get ahead in the world today - Dale Carnegie - 1938
Booklet mentioned in an advertisement.

Specific folders
Folders mentioned in advertisements.
• J, S, V, W The Gruen Watch Company - 1942
• A, L, The Gruen Watch Company - 1943
• C,D, E The Gruen Watch Company - 1944

Clue-Record booklet - Gruen - 1949
Booklet mentioned in an advertisement.
Associated with Listen Sundays, NBC, To Gruen $25.000 Jackpot Quiz Radio Show "Hollywood calling"?

How to Get a Good Job and Keep It - Walter Pitkin - 1941
Booklet mentioned in an advertisement that was printed in the Saturday Evening Post in 1941.
See Mike's gruenwristwatches site.

Historical Facts about the Development of the Gruen Watch Makers Guild - Fred G. Gruen - 1940
This book documents about early Gruen history.

A Brief History of the Gruen Watch Company - Robert Dietrich Gruen - 1991.

Story of the Gruen Verithin - Gruen Watch Manufacturing co - 1914

The Hands of Time: Gruen Watches - Gruen Watch company - 1940

Sixtieth Anniversary, 1860-1920 - I. Lewkowitz - Gruen Watch company - 1920

Gruen, the Precision Watch - Gruen Watch company - 1947

Gruen Time - ca 1940 to 1945
Monthly business booklets for Gruen Employees.

Annual reports
Gruen Company Reports.
See Mike's gruenwristwatches site for Annual reports from 1950-1953.

EDIT: minor corrections

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