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Baguette 551

Sat, 08 August 2020 23:18

Model name : Baguette 551
Type : Baguette
Period/date : 1936-ish
Gender : Ladies

Case Maker : K&O (Katz & Ogush)
Case Material :14k yellow and white "solid gold", 12 diamonds.
Case Serial : 55011
Case Style no :

Caliber : 300
Movement Maker : Gruen Watch Co.
Movement Serial: 673446.

Bracelet : GEMEX Pat Pend. Made in USA.

Other info :


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1930's | 3 comments

Baguette 306

Sat, 08 August 2020 17:57

Model name : Baguette 306.
Type : Baguette
Period/date : 1932
Gender : Ladies

Case Maker : GRUEN 5th AVE (likely K&O)
Case Material : 14k white gold, 2 diamonds.
Case Serial : 54658
Case Style no :

Caliber : 161
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild
Movement Serial: 29486

Bracelet : Harwood Sterling

Other info :.

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1930's | 12 comments

Wristlet Paris square 5

Fri, 07 August 2020 13:34

Model name : WR Paris Square 5
Type : Wristlet
Period/date : 1926/1927
Gender : ladies

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : Ultra Quality 14k Gold filled
Case Serial : 5254316
Case Style no :

Caliber : 885 (3 adj 15 jewels)
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial: 111307

Bracelet : None
Other info: case needs a clean Very Happy

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1920's | 20 comments

Wristlet XXIX

Fri, 07 August 2020 13:06

Model name : XXIX
Type : Wristlet
Period/date : 1921
Gender : ladies

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : Ultra Quality Gold filled
Case Serial : 677382
Case Style no :

Caliber : 98/99 (9 3/4 Ligne, 4 adj 15 jewels)
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial: -

Bracelet : None
Other info : 15 repair marks inside the case back. Someone loved it. Could this be a silk ribbon wristlet XXIX R723 from the 1917 book? But it is not 25yr gold filled...


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1920's | 4 comments

Ladies Watch Box

Tue, 04 August 2020 05:19

Description. Grey ladies display case.


Period :Early 1950's
Watch type :Veri-Thins. Curvex
Size :
Inventor :Blod & Blumenfeld (Assigned to Gruen Watch Co)
Patents :166295.(Filed Sept 21 1950. Patent April 1 1952.)

Box maker : designed by E.C.B. Co. Buffalo, N Y., molded by Rathbun, icensed from "Beetle" A.C.C.

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1950s | 15 comments

March 10, 1925 Patent Box

Tue, 04 August 2020 04:51

Description: Leather covered ladies box with a Greek meandros motif. Sold by Oppenstein Bros, Kansas City.


Period :Mid 1920's.
Watch type :Ladies Cartouche
Size :47mm x 102mm
Inventor :Harold R. Haerr (assigned to Gruen Watch Co)
Patents :66772 (Filed May 20, 1922. Patented March 10, 1925)

Box maker Confused

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1920s | 8 comments

Part Box

Part a larger set of part boxes from the 1920's; Mon, 03 August 2020 23:11

Description
Fake wood box with gold inscription. Has a nice slide out locking feature, why would they not use this over the dreaded hinge or snap they use today? Liz or someone who has the full set please post, the box belongs to a very nice set of boxes. I only have bits and pieces of the full set.

Period : 1920
Box maker : Unknown

Outer Box
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Inner Box -Look at those baby blues!
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1920s | 10 comments

Strap 295

Thu, 30 July 2020 18:01

Model name : Unknown
Type : Strap
Period/date : 1930s
Gender : Men's

Case Maker : Star
Case Material : Gold filled bezel, Guildite base metal back
Case Serial : 1569554
Case Style no : 208

Caliber : 700
Movement Maker : Unknown
Movement Serial: N/A

Bracelet : Likely leather cord

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If I can ever find a leather cord band with a sufficiently masculine buckle and length, I would wear this one. There is no serial number on the movement, unless it's under the dial.

1930's | 6 comments

Veri-Thin Realm (Import 257, caliber 410 variant)

Mon, 27 July 2020 01:24

Here’s one that was out of my usual “realm” Laughing I previously owned it, now with another collector. It was almost impossible to really capture the pink gold luster—had the best luck in open afternoon sunlight.

Model name : Veri-Thin Realm (Import 257, 410 variant)
Type : Import
Period/date : ca1944-45 (?)
Gender : Men’s

Case Maker : Gabus Frères / Oracier SA, Le Locle, Switzerland (“141”)
Case Material : 14k Pink Gold
Case Serial : 110242
Case Style no : none stamped

Caliber : 410
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: 914867

Bracelet : leather strap

Other info : Also available in caliber 420. Full numeral dial on this one (not shown in Master Book). Gold hallmark near crown.

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1940's | 2 comments

Caliber 45 (17J) - Madretsch Precision - 13’” Hunter Configuration

Tue, 14 July 2020 16:45

Identified via setting bits. Negative setting mechanism. Hunter configuration. Pre-1909 markings (“Adjusted” only). Possibly ca 1907-1908.

Two distinct serial numbers:
Bridges: 137,967
Front Plate: 12,967

Maker/source: unknown
Signed: DG&S Gruen on movement; Gruen Precision on dial

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The caliber database | 22 comments

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