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Re: Circa 1925 14k Green Gold Gruen Cushion with Sweep Seconds [message #3514 is a reply to message #3499] Mon, 07 April 2014 05:28 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
MikeTheWatchGuy
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Registered: May 2013
Location: North Carolina
Gruen Guildsman

I've uploaded pictures of my matching Green Gold Nurses Watch to a gallery here:
http://imgur.com/a/1FaGd#0

I don't want to upload a photo to neither distract buyers with a lesser watch nor confuse them.

I've never seen another one of either of these two watches. I bought this one some time back because I had never seen one.

I have the mini-version. My case measures 31 mm lug to lug by 25 mm across

It too has a mismatch of the back to the movement. The caseback has 827 stamped in it while the movement in the watch is an 826. It seems like this pairing was used for some period of time, a week, month, year....

You've got the KILLER watch to be sure!! Solid Green Gold, it runs, nicer dial, hands, a men's watch. Gorgeous overall.

My watch needs work. Looks pretty good but you can see a couple of things about the movement.... the upper 3rd wheel is missing.

Our movements' bridges are marked differently. I found it interesting that the movement was not in the "Discontinued" section of the 1948 catalog. I'm thinking that the watches that used it warranted keeping spare parts for these movements around for some time.

The 825, 926, 827 movements are all 15 jewels and grouped as the same family. They're unusual and have this additional information with the description:

Quote:
All have two different balance staffs

There's a lot of info contained in the * is pretty squirrely in terms of parts. All are 15 jewel movements. Here's the info for the 1948 material catalog:

No. 825* -- 15 Jewels
No. 826 -- 15 Jewels Straight escape wheel pivots.
No. 827 -- 15 Jewels

All have two different balance staffs with 0.40 and 0.55 hairspring shoulders.
• No. 825 has long and short fourth wheel pivots. All have 2 identically
shaped intermediate bridges and detects, only one is left and the other is
right of stem, also different center wheel, cannon pinion, hour wheel, third
wheel, sweep-second post, sweep-second wheel, tension spring and screw for
sweep-second mechanism


If I may comment on the sale.... it's a darned good price considering solid 14K gold, the condition, how it really shines, and the rarity. What a combination!

Wish I could afford it!
 
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