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blue velvet cushion gold

Sat, 11 December 2021 20:52

Blue velvet ladies display case. With gold part with name in front. Cushion rounded shape. Inside is a blue velvet watch holder on beige lining. Off white in the top lit with the Gruen crest logo. With little guarantee card (french) with the date 3/4/53 and outer paper box.

Period: 1953
Watch type: ladies unknown.
Size: D 6.5cm, H 3.6 cm and W 13.8 cm
Inventor: unknown
Patents: unknown

Box maker: unknown

Other. Probably a Canadian box. The gruen watch company of canada ltd on “ garantie” card

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1950s | 1 comment

Blue velvet triangle gold

Sat, 11 December 2021 20:40

Blue velvet ladies display case. With gold sides and name in front. Inside is a blue velvet watch holder and in the top lit off white with the Gruen crest logo. With little booklet that mentions TWA -trans world airline.

Period: 1950-1955?
Watch type: ladies unknown.
Size: D 9.4cm, H 4.5 cm and W 9.4 cm
Inventor: unknown
Patents: unknown

Box maker: unknown

Other: the box is canadian (Gruen watch company of Canada limited).. Sold by a jewellery at 487 McGill st. Montreal. Maybe name of the jeweller is MORE.

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1950s | 4 comments

Men's Pocket Watch Box

Wed, 08 December 2021 21:14

Description: Brown gents pocket watch box, paper clad over wood w/ Greek meandros. Fabric over hinge. Seen better days but consequently gives a good idea of materials.


Period: Mid 20;s ?
Watch type: Pocket watch
Size:
Inventor:unknown
Patents:unknown

Box maker: unknown


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1920s | 4 comments

Red-Violet/ Black Velvet Box

Wed, 08 December 2021 20:50

Description: Red Violet & Black Velvet Box. Similar boxes:

https://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&th=1772 &start=0&


https://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&th=1785 &start=0&




Period: 1934
Watch type: Ladies
Size:
Inventor:
Patents:

Box maker:unknown


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1930s | 2 comments

Diamond Platinum Cartouche - my swan

Sat, 04 December 2021 18:47

Model name: 3P155
Type: cartouche
Period/date:
Gender: ladies

Case Maker: gruen?
Case Material: iridium platinum. 30 diamonds and 2 reconstructed (or genuine) triangle sapphires
Case Serial: 10137
Case Style no: none

Caliber: 155 (gruen guild - 4 adjts four, 15 jewels fifteen, swiss)
Movement Maker: m favre
Movement Serial: none

Bracelet: lustern 12k g.f. stretch bracelet with sapphires.heavily patented: lug fitting pat. 4.7.25. On a piece pat 9.1.25 and pat 2.2.26.

Other info: in the master book I can find the precision version 3P107. Curious. Annoying is that the strap fits my wrist but cant get it over my hand. It needs a clasp.

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Model Identification and discussion | 10 comments

Round wgf wristlet

Wed, 17 November 2021 18:30

Model name: unknown
Type: wristlet
Period/date: ?
Gender: ladies

Case Maker: wadsworth
Case Material: ultra quality gold filled (W=white)
Case Serial: 732671
Case Style no: none

Caliber: 825 (gruen guild, 4 adjts, 15 jewels)
Movement Maker: aegler
Movement Serial: none (under dial?)

Bracelet: mesh

Other info: nice “geometric” engraved case. Surprised it was white gold filled. I bought it for the mesh band (didnt have one) and must say….it is very VERY comfortable!

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Model Identification and discussion | 0 comments

Gruen "Wristlet" Watch Box 2.

with outer Time Hill paper box; Sat, 13 November 2021 05:52

Description: This ones a bit different than other similar posted. Leather over wood. Removable insert. Centered "Gruen Wrislet Watch" on silk. Dot - diamond pattern on inside like Gary's example with ad:

https://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&th=1773 &start=0&

Not sure what to call top pattern.


Period: 1918 to 1922
Watch type:Wristlet
Size:tbd
Inventor:na
Patents:na

Box maker:na


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1910s and prior | 4 comments

Princess by Gruen

Blue Precision Watch Box; Tue, 09 November 2021 18:46

Description - Princess by Gruen

Fairly large box for a ladies watch, 25 centimeters in length. The insert reads "$59.50 F.T.I." Federal Tax Included. The box inter shell is tin and has heavy metal hinges. The covering I have no clue of the material.


Period: 1950?
Watch type: Ladies?
Size: Unknown
Inventor: Unknown
Patents: Unknown

Box maker: Unknown

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1950s | 4 comments

Gruen Curvex Royal 311

Sat, 06 November 2021 16:22

Hi All,

Purchased my first Gruen wristwatch! Looking for confirmation/completion of what I think I was able to identify below from here and other resources. Any other info you think might be helpful about this watch is appreciated too! I had a tough time finding much searching the "260" style number from the caseback, but the thread on here titled "Is this a curvex from 1936?" ID#12489 (sorry can't post links yet!) was helpful in identification. I'm also interested in what bands folks have chosen for the curvex, I'm not thrilled with expansion bands in general, this one seems to emphasize the narrow dimension rather than the long one. I've heard band choice can make a huge impact on these watches. Thanks!

Model name: Gruen Curvex Royal
Type:
Period/date: 1936 or 1937
Gender: M

Case Maker: Wadsworth
Case Material: 14k GF
Case Serial: 2368309
Case Style no: 260

Caliber: 311
Movement Maker: Gruen
Movement Serial: 367178

Bracelet: A&Z Azium expansion band


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1930's | 18 comments

Cannon pinion remover

Wed, 03 November 2021 22:48

I dont like cannon pinions when they are stuck.

Gruen did have a tool for it (even patented). Does anyone have one of these?
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Gruen Watchmaking Tools | 4 comments

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