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Wristlet 103

Sat, 07 September 2019 01:14

Model name :WR 103
Type :Wristlet
Period/date :
Gender :Ladies

Case Maker :Gruen
Case Material :White GF Ultra Quality
Case Serial :1029210
Case Style no :

Caliber :179
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial:161570

Bracelet :




1920's | 16 comments

Cartouche 379

1929; Fri, 19 July 2019 21:10

Best I can see this watch dates from the 1920's although I can't find a match for the case or face. The movement appears to be a Cartouche 1077, 17 Jewel.
The case is stamped 18c (assumed white gold) The case serial is 18247. Currently does not run. Any additional information/value estimate would be appreciated.

Model name : Gruen Precision
Type : ???
Period/date : 1920's???
Gender : Ladies

Case Maker :
Case Material : 18c
Case Serial : 18247
Case Style no : ??

Caliber :
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial: 619628

Bracelet :

Other info :
Cartouche 17 jewel

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For named models, please include a source. This could be a book, an advertisement or an example seen on a website.

1920's | 5 comments

Gruen Anniversary

Royalty Series 1954; Sat, 18 May 2019 17:50

Today the postman brought me something new which has been my buy of the year.
It is a 14k white gold gents Gruen 21 jewel watch with 80 diamonds surrounding the Bezel.
The movement is a 3351, the case is made by Jonell, style number is 855. All valid markings on the case back there is no doubt that this is not a Frankenwatch. It can be dated towards about 1954 by the serial number which would be the 80th anniversary year of Gruen. So I think that the 80 diamonds are not a coincidene. Has anyone ever seen this model and can ID it?


1950's and Up | 17 comments


1927 - 1929; Wed, 01 May 2019 23:45

There's not much info on the Paladin. If anyone could help, I'm very new to watches. I am a very advanced coin collector in U.S. types.


1920's | 5 comments

Gruen Ranger

1936 - 1937; Mon, 04 March 2019 02:46

I won this one earlier in the week. Just waiting for it to show up on the doorstep.

Pretty sure that it is a strap 319. Shawkey's book indicates it should have a cal 581. But that is clearly a 704. Interestingly, there is no caliber number stamped into the case back. My other 704 in guildite; a "Master" per Barney's ID work amp; amp; amp;goto=8041&#msg_8041, also has no caliber number, just the crystal style number

Hoping someone has this one nailed down for a name.

I'll post more images when it arrives this week.

1930's | 2 comments

1894 Colombus Railway King

Thu, 28 February 2019 20:29

Model name : Columbus Watch CO
Type : Pocket Watch
Period/date : 1894-1895
Gender : Gents

Case Maker : Waltham
Case Material : Coin Silver
Case Serial : 4145
Case Style no : Closed Face Hunter

Caliber : Unknown
Movement Maker : Columbus
Movement Serial: 230256

Bracelet : None

Other info : Stamped "Railway King". For all who knows this could have been re-cased or even redialed. I've seen other examples with the locomotive dial. Stories of Hampden copyright infringements with the railway wording could make this one hidden from infringement.

Came with a dozen or so other very nice gems. I'd have to say I'm no PW collector but money will always make someone do what they never thought possible. Shocked Equate this transaction to the likes of buying Amazon stock today at the price when it went IPO, insane!




1910's and prior | 1 comment

Import 88

Wed, 16 January 2019 22:30

Model name : Import 88
Type : Quadron
Period/date : Circa 1930
Gender : Men's

Case Maker : Weber
Case Material : 14k white gold with rose gold accents
Case Serial : 200445
Case Style no : N/A

Caliber : 119
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: 659400

1930's | 7 comments

Gruen Technician

1942; Tue, 13 November 2018 00:20

I have not a clue what the real name of this watch is, but I started restoration over 2 years ago, and TADAH!!!!!! It's finally done. The dial was trash when I got it, the case was a mess, and of needed a complete overhaul. ID did the dial, Ryerson had my crystal, and I scouted out various places for the rest. It came out pretty nice! Soon, it goes for sale!!! Anyone want to guess the name?/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3875&private=0/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3876&private=0/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3877&private=0/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3878&private=0

1940's | 5 comments

An Alpina Gruen ladies watch

Wed, 05 September 2018 22:12

For sale on Etsy, listing 611647935.

It appears to be a women's baguette made of stainless steel, with 8 diamonds in the bezel. Case SN 47993?

The Alpina triangle appears on the dial, and no other identifying marks.

The seller claims it is a Gruen, but no movement pictures unfortunately.

Watches from the Guild | 2 comments

Gruen Hawk

1936 - 1938; Wed, 13 June 2018 17:16

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3727&private=0I picked this up and am very interested to learn what I've got.


1930's | 2 comments

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