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Strap 439

Thu, 11 March 2021 22:32

Model name: Dorchester
Type: Veri-Thin

Case Maker:Star Watch Case Co
Case Material:10k pink g f d, guildite back.
Case Serial:987179
Case Style no:473

Movement Maker:Gruen
Movement Serial:598740


Other info: Pink gold filled version of Strap 439.










1940's | 0 comments

Strap 250

Tue, 09 March 2021 22:13

Model name: Oxford

Case Maker:Gruen
Case Material:Guildite
Case Serial:6049294
Case Style no:154

Movement Maker:Gruen Lavina
Movement Serial:

Bracelet: Of period,likely original. Note small detail: I like how the u is flipped in Gruen on caseback.








1930's | 4 comments

Baguette 26

Mon, 08 March 2021 16:58

Model name: bag 26 - name unknown
Type: baguette
Period/date: 1930-1935
Gender: ladies

Case Maker: gruen
Case Material: 14k white + yellow gold
Case Serial: 1307187
Case Style no: 98

Caliber: 1617 (gruen guild 17 jewels unadj)
Movement Maker: marc favre
Movement Serial: 25722

Bracelet: silk cord, gold filled clasp.

Other info: monogram MEDH. Green velvet box


1930's | 0 comments

Green black velvet - long version

Mon, 08 March 2021 16:42

Green velvet top with black “rim”. Same in bottom. Hinged. Gruen service crest inside top. Army green bottom. Watch holder from black velvet. Dent in lid not as designed.

Period: 1930 - 1935
Watch type: baguette
Size: L=5.75 cm W=20.75cm H=3.25cm
Inventor: unknown
Patents: unknown

Box maker: unknown, but looks a lot like the other green velvet box in the database. Might be F. H. Noble & Co., Chicago, Illinois


1930s | 11 comments

Gruen Autowind Rocket

1956; Sun, 28 February 2021 16:19

I have my grandfather's Gruen and was having trouble figuring out the different codes/numbers to determine when it was made. Below is the information from inside the case, I'm hoping this is something this group can help me decipher.

Cased and Time by Gruen Watch Co.
Guildite Back

There are also some etchings that seem to be from when the watch was serviced over the years, the first of which appears to be 1961. Finally, I'm not sure if this is correct, but the serial number appears to be 1560, and there's an "F" in a crown-like shape immediately before the number. Thanks!


Edit by admin: inserted images into the message

1950's and Up | 5 comments

Norma Ladies cocktail

Wed, 17 February 2021 14:18

Model name: Norma
Type: ladies cocktail
Period/date: 1962-1968
Gender: ladies

Case Maker: latin watch case co
Case Material: 10k rgp bezel, stainless steel back.
Case Serial: none
Case Style no: none

Caliber: N225R
Movement Maker: gruen
Movement Serial: none

Other info: GXC import. Faceted glass. It came in the light blue angular crest box.


1950's and Up | 2 comments

Blue angular crest box

Sun, 14 February 2021 21:43

Blue plastic mens display case. The box has gold lining and five "signs". Inside is a blue velvet/plush/plastic watch holder, blue fabric and in the top lit off white with the Gruen logo, Gruen name and The Precision Watch.

Period: 1950-1955?
Watch type: mens unknown.
Size: D 9.8cm, H 5.2cm and W 12.8cm
Inventor: unknown
Patents: pat. Pending

Box maker: braun crystal mfg co


1950s | 2 comments

Convertible wristlet - Plate 41- plane Bascine style

Sun, 14 February 2021 16:48

Model name: convertible wristlet plate 41
Type: convertible
Period/date: 1919-1920
Gender: female

Case Maker: wadsworth
Case Material: pilot quality yellow gold filled
Case Serial: 606203
Case Style no: none

Caliber: 10.5 ligne. OF 807 (winding 12 o clock)
Movement Maker: rebberg aegler
Movement Serial:

Bracelet: none

Other info: engraving only on the inside. A.N?.L.D 5-19-20.


1910's and prior | 6 comments

Calibre 1617

17 jewel variant of cal 161; Tue, 09 February 2021 22:21

This is calibre 1617. 17 jewel variation of calibre 161.
I am not sure if this is Favre or Aegler....anyone?


Setting works:



The caliber database | 3 comments

Strap 741

Mon, 08 February 2021 23:11

Model name: Veri-Thin Viking.
Type: Veri-Thin

Case Maker:Armand J. Lemieux, NY
Case Material: 14 K white gold
Case Serial:K81212
Case Style no:771

Caliber: 335R
Movement Maker:Gruen Cincinnatti
Movement Serial:












1950's and Up | 6 comments

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