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Gruen Wales

1960's; Thu, 01 June 2017 15:40

Model name :Whales
Type :Gruen
Period/date :1965
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :
Case Material :
Case Serial :
Case Style no :

Caliber :
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

index.php?t=getfile&id=3343&private=0Hello all. My name is Eli. I'm new to this forum, and to the watch hobby. I'm wondering if this Gruen has a name, and year it was made? It's a wonderful watch that runs great. Thanks I appreciate it.

1950's and Up | 3 comments

Alpina in stainless case marked Alpina-Gruen-Gilde

Quadron cal 157/765; Tue, 09 May 2017 03:04

I picked this one up...
Seller's image first. It was on eBay.
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That blob on the dial is I think shellac... There was some on the case too which I could see in the sellers image. Hence I thought it was worth a shot for the case alone. I've other Alpina dials for the cal 157/765.
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warm bath in soapy water and then a swirl in the Goddard's silver cleaner.
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It altered the color of the silver some, but looks worlds better than a black blob at 4 & 5 o'clock. I lost just a small amount on the 4 o'clock index. I might be able to touch that up with enamel modeling paint.

Unfortunately, the seller stated that the watch was working but it isn't; at least Google translate interpretation of the Italian says "functioning". It was one of the worst packing jobs I've ever seen for a watch. Staff is toast.

Will update more later.

BTW, the case serial is 50126. It is marked "Alpina Gruen Gilde" and "Staybrite". How's this tie into this discussion... here?

Watches from the Guild | 22 comments

Curvex Marshall

Thu, 20 April 2017 12:05

Model name :Marshall
Type :Curvex
Period/date :1945
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :10K GF over Sterling
Case Serial :G525443
Case Style no :449

Caliber :440
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

Need help IDing this model. Thank you!

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1940's | 8 comments

Dietrich Gruen (Up/Down)

Pocket Watch; Wed, 19 April 2017 19:03

Model name :Dietrich Gruen
Type :Pocket Watch
Period/date :
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :
Case Material :18K SG
Case Serial :1010979
Case Style no :

Caliber :
Movement Maker :not known but Meylan or Aggasiz are possibilities
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

Hello,
Earlier I was unable to post pics of my watch so thanks to info I gleaned from other members postings, I emailed them to myself which allowed me to change the file size (I think) Confused .


YIPEE!! The pics uploaded with no problems. For all you collectors and watch admirers, please enjoy. As I stated in an earlier post, I am hoping someone can narrow down an insurance value for me. I think it's value is somewhere between $9000.00 and $19,500.00, depending on several variables I don't know the answers to; current gold prices, how many were manufactured, how many are in circulation, etc. It is my understanding from a collector in a different forum that most or all the production records were lost when the Norwood facility closed, so there may be no way to get the answer I am looking for, but any info is definitely appreciated.

Thanks,
Bob L.

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1910's and prior | 12 comments

Quadron 109

Fri, 07 April 2017 21:19

Model name :109
Type :Quadron
Period/date :1930's
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :14K GF reinforced with extra gold
Case Serial :5456634
Case Style no :109

Caliber :123
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:100162

Bracelet :

Other info :

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Made a very nice acquisition for the collection just recently ... Quadron Model 109, lower right corner page 21 for those of you who have my book. Beautiful stacked case with claw lugs. Screams Art Deco! It has the Caliber 123. Light wear on case. Dial is an obvious refinish. I won't use the "R" word, but I think it's safe to say this is an elusive model; at least I haven't seen it pictured before in the forum. Bought if off a private collector. After 30 years of doing this, there are still surprises to be found!

1930's | 22 comments

Gruen Super-G

Tue, 21 March 2017 00:56

Model name :Super-G
Type :Airflight
Period/date :1958
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :
Case Material :
Case Serial :1108
Case Style no :

Caliber :420SS
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :


I've recently inherited my grandfather's Gruen Airflight. He passed in 1960, and unfortunately my family has no knowledge of this watch's history. I recently had it restored, and the shop provided me the following numbers from inside the case:

Movement Caliber: 422RSS
Other Numbers: 130 / 422SS-108 / 19266

I'd greatly appreciate any information you could provide on the watch. Please note that the bracelet is new (Hirsch), not an original component. Thanks!

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1950's and Up | 3 comments

Gruen Veri-Thin Huntsman

1941; Sat, 18 March 2017 01:18

Hey All!

This is my first post with Vintage Gruen, so forgive me if I do not post everything correct.
Regardless, this watch has been on my wrist most days of the week and serves me well!

I think I have a 1941 Veri-Thin Huntsman.
This one was pretty easy to open up. My other Gruen is waterproof and needs a special tool? Sad Will post that one sometime in the future....
Regarles.. for this baby ->

Model name : Huntsman
Type : Veri-Thin
Period/date : 1941?
Gender : Male

Case Maker : Star Watch Case Co.
Case Material : 10K Rose Gold Plated
Case Serial : 080717
Case Style no : 435-490

Caliber : ?
Movement Maker : ?
Movement Serial:373604

Bracelet : Leather
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1940's | 2 comments

Techni-Quadron

Quadron 73 or 75 (See replies); Sun, 12 March 2017 03:13

Model name :Techni-Quadron
Type :Quadron
Period/date :1920's
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Unknown
Case Material :
Case Serial :
Case Style no :

Caliber :877
Movement Maker :Jean Aegler
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

index.php?t=getfile&id=3259&private=0Hi,
I was very happy to find this group.
I need help to identity my Grandfather's watch.If anyone would know the model and what it could be made from.
I don't have an antique watch repair shop near me and I am not comfortable taking the back off myself.I have searched best I can and have not found one exactly like it.
I have owned it for 40 years and to the best of my knowledge it is in original condition.
Any info on it much appreciated.
Thanks.

1920's | 12 comments

VT Lexington

CAL 411; Fri, 17 February 2017 16:40

Model name :Lexington
Type :Veri-Thin
Period/date :1940's
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :
Case Material :
Case Serial :
Case Style no :

Caliber :411
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

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So, in need of another minute hand, but would really like to know what the name of this is. I bought this on the swamp a few years again, and decided to get this up and running. This really runs beautifully and very accurate. Any information would be great. Ah, will be more than happy to purchase a minute hand from you.

Timeticker out!

1940's | 14 comments

Pan American Captain

Thu, 02 February 2017 04:31

Model name :Captain
Type :Pan American
Period/date :1940's
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :14K SG
Case Serial :G649000
Case Style no :534

Caliber :420SS
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

Hello,
New guy here....I have Granddad's watch, just wondering a bit about it if anybody can help on year, value, etc.
Thanks in advance for any help!
Photo's uploaded.
Various info obtained so far:

fancy lugs.

On the Face:
Gruen Veri-Thin, Precision, (has a 24 hour face).

Back of Case:
Outside: Gruen, W 14K GOLD"
Inside: Wadsworth, G649000, 420 534, SS.

On Movement: GRUEN WATCH CO, SEVENTEEN JEWELS - 17, 420 SS, UNADJUSTED, (serial number i think, underneath and partly obscured by brass gear)index.php?t=getfile&id=3180&private=0 1A__2411 or 14__2411.
On or by mainspring cover (i think)-- VERI-THIN, PATENTED.
By "F S" lever: SWITZERLAND, GXC

On the Gold Watch Band:
GRUEN 14K GOLD, MADE IN USA, PAT PENDING.

Again, thanks for any help.
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1940's | 17 comments

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