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Circa 1925 14k Green Gold Gruen Cushion with Sweep Seconds - SOLD [message #3494] Fri, 04 April 2014 22:02 Go to previous message
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I don't know the exact date or production numbers, but it probably dates to somewhere around 1925. The case is marked 827, but the movement is an 826. This seems pretty typical for Gruen to have a case marked for the successor movement but still contain the predecessor movement, so I would guess this watch dates to around the time that the 827 replaced the 826, which seems to be about 1925 or 1926. These are fairly rare watches. One of them shows up on eBay about once every couple of years, from what I've seen over the years.

The watch is in excellent condition. There are a few light dings on the back (that didn't photograph well). The dial was recently restored (original hard enamel print, new clear lacquer coat and lume). The crystal is new glass. The crown is correct. It was fully serviced a few months ago (by the remarkably persistent Timeticker), and keeps good time. For size, it's almost exactly the same dimensions as a Hamilton 6/0 cushion, 28mm wide without crown by 35mm lug-to-lug. It comes in a correct box, though not original to this watch.

$425 with the box, $400 without.

http://mccarthyorth.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-tvXvZq8/1/XL/Cushion%201-XL.jpg
http://mccarthyorth.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-hSQDQWR/1/XL/Cushion3-XL.jpg
http://mccarthyorth.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-XSsSD27/1/XL/Cushion4-XL.jpg
http://mccarthyorth.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-GbHxZHZ/0/XL/Cushion%20movement-XL.jpg
http://mccarthyorth.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-P2KZMh8/0/L/Gruen%20in%20box-L.jpg

[Updated on: Tue, 24 June 2014 14:34]

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