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Gruen Veri-Thin Elector

Wed, 25 September 2013 23:51

Model name : Veri-Thin Elector
Period/date : Early 1950's
Case Maker : D&A (DiVincenzo & Arienti, Brooklyn)
Case Material : 10K Gold Filled
Caliber : 335
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial:
Bracelet : 16mm Strap

Other info : This watch is part of the Gruen 21 Series, The first to have an American-made movement. A good site describing the Gruen 21 Series is here: http://www.pixelp.com/gruen/1945.html

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1950's and Up | 7 comments

Caliber 157 Engraved Bezel

Amazing Condition ; Mon, 02 September 2013 20:45

I am afraid I do not know much about this watch. I have done a dial refinish and that is of the extent of the restoration. I would love to know more. This model does have the "crystal frame insert" that helps hold the crystal in. It is a daily wearer for me as I wear my Quadrons!

Model name : Unknown
Type : Tank 15 Jewel
Period/date : 1920's
Gender : Mens

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material :14k White Gold Filled...no wear through
Case Serial : 5032646
Case Style no : 157 8

Caliber : 157
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial:123261

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1920's | 1 comment

21 Jewel 14 Karat Quadron

14 Karat Yellow Gold Tank; Mon, 02 September 2013 20:21

I am not sure if the name, but this is one of my crown jewels of my growing Quadron Collection. I would appreciate any help in filling in any of the blanks about this watch

Model name : Unknown
Type : Quadron 21
Period/date :1930's
Gender : Mens

Case Maker : Katz & Ogush
Case Material : Solid 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Case Serial : 70210
Case Style no :325 241

Caliber :325 / Adjust 5 Positions
Movement Maker :Gruen Switzerland
Movement Serial: 243166

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1930's | 6 comments

Quadron Tank 63?

Orginal Condition; Mon, 02 September 2013 19:54

I wear this weekly, it keeps amazing time for an oldie. It has no wear through anywhere on the watch. This simple in form, yet is elegant and understated.

Model name :
Type : Model 63
Period/date :1920's
Gender : Mens

Case Maker :-Wadsworth
Case Material : 14k Yellow Gold Filled
Case Serial : 5462632
Case Style no :157-8W

Caliber : 157
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial: 1110394

Bracelet :Leather

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1920's | 1 comment

Import 220

Fri, 02 August 2013 17:57

Model name : Import 220
Type : Tank/Rectangular
Period/date : Circa 1934
Gender : Mens

Case Maker : Weber
Case Material : Guildite (Stainless Steel)
Case Serial : 204138
Case Style no : N/A

Caliber : FEF 130, Gruen caliber name unknown, possibly 690 or 691
Movement Maker : Fabrique d'Ebauche de Fleurier
Movement Serial: Unknown

Bracelet : Leather, non-original

Other info : While presumably a low production model (I've only ever spotted two of them in the wild), there are at least three dial variations. The example in the Master Book shows what appears to be a two-tone silver dial. The two I've owned had this black dial, and yet another black dial with a small round hour/minute chapter and a large seconds display.
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1930's | 1 comment

Quadron 39

Fri, 02 August 2013 17:46


Model name : Quadron 39
Type : Tonneau
Period/date : Mid to Late 1920's
Gender : Mens

Case Maker : Gruen Cincinnati
Case Material : 14k Green Gold
Case Serial : 1105727
Case Style no : 117/64

Caliber : 119 (Both 117's and 119's were used, later cases would be marked 119/64)
Movement Maker : Gruen Precision Workshop
Movement Serial: 658422

Bracelet : Leather, non-original

Other info : This case style was used for many different models, this being the basic version. Others had various carved, enameled or applied decorations. This style also utilized many different dial variations.
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1920's | 0 comments

Tank 6

Fri, 02 August 2013 17:38

Model name : Tank 6
Type : Tank
Period/date : Circa 1925
Gender : Mens

Case Maker : Gruen Cincinnati
Case Material : 14k White Gold
Case Serial : 1096108
Case Style no : 99/55

Caliber : 99
Movement Maker : Gruen - Precision Workshop
Movement Serial: Unknown

Bracelet : Leather, non-original

Other info : One of many small square Tank models of nearly identical proportions and construction varying by decorative details produced througout most of the 1920's.

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1920's | 0 comments

Quadron 106, Fleetwood

Tue, 30 July 2013 21:34

Model name : Quadron 106, Fleetwood
Type : Tank/rectangular wristwatch
Period/date : Circa 1931
Gender : Mens

Case Maker : Unknown
Case Material : 14 White Gold Filled with coin [yellow] gold accent
Case Serial : 2161030
Case Style no : 325/113

Caliber : 325
Movement Maker : Unknown
Movement Serial: Unknown

Bracelet : Leather, non-original

Other info : This same style went by the name "Arlington" when purchased with a matching B&N bracelet carrying out case motif, or "Carlton" with matching bracelet, one-color coin gold filled case and 21 jewel 325(1) movement.

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1930's | 0 comments

Quadron 100, Longacre

Tue, 30 July 2013 18:33

Model name : Quadron 100, Longacre
Type : Tank/rectangular wristwatch
Period/date : Circa 1931
Gender : Mens

Case Maker : Gruen 5th Ave.
Case Material : 14k White Gold
Case Serial : 55297
Case Style no : N/A

Caliber : 325(1)
Movement Maker : Unknown, although presumably not in-house, as it is a "Guild" grade movement, lacking the "Precision" designation of the movements made at the Precision factory, despite its high jewel count.
Movement Serial: Unknown

Bracelet : Leather, non-original.

Other info : Named after Margaret Gruen's recently-acquired husband, Jacob J. Longacre, who went on to have an illustrious career as a pioineering plastic surgeon. Retailed for $100 in 1931. Also offered in "coin [yellow] gold" and with radium dial.
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1930's | 0 comments

The "Model 219"

Tue, 23 July 2013 20:42

Model name : Model 219
Type :
Period/date : 1939-1940
Gender : Male

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : 10k gold filled
Case Serial : G113609
Case Style no : 355-369

Caliber : 355C
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: 821830

Bracelet :

Other info : Cal.355 is the non-curved version of the 311 Curvex movement and shares many parts. It was also introduced in 1935. As the movement wasn't produced very long, examples with this movement are not seen frequently.

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1930's | 0 comments

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