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A New Look For An Old Watch

Mon, 03 September 2018 18:20

My wife and I were in a Michael's craft store and saw a big display of clearance watches. You know the kind, no name, made in China....Well, a few of them had some nice looking straps on them. Nothing high end, but very functional.

I saw one that I liked and my wife said "Get it, throw away the watch, and keep the strap. You can put the strap on any of the other watches you have."

$4.47.

I put the strap on my mid 70s Gruen and immediately loved it. It takes a rather plain watch and gives it a clean and sporty look.

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Watch Tables | 1 comment

The Cartouche Club

Show us your Cartouche Watches. Join the club!; Sat, 16 June 2018 16:14

There is nothing finer than a nice looking cartouche. The art decor design and relatively cheap price can yield a nice collection.

Show us yours!

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3731&private=0

Watch Tables | 5 comments

Cartouche 833 - 8

Mon, 11 June 2018 20:48

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3726&private=0For your viewing pleasure is a 1929 Gruen Cartouche with the original cloth band and it's buckle! What's interesting to note is that the engraving on the buckle matches that of the dial... flower theme! The inside back cover is stamped 833 - 8! This watch is in excellent condition and it is running nicely! Enjoy!

1920's | 5 comments

215RSS mens El Dorado "UFO watch"

Tue, 05 June 2018 23:22

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3721&private=0
Model name : UFO???
Type : mens wristwatch
Period/date : 1950s
Gender : mens

Case Maker : Gruen Watch Co.
Case Material : 10k Gold Filled
Case Serial : 49093
Case Style no : 030 (1,030)

Caliber : 215RSS
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: n/a

Bracelet : original matching Gruen strap, in suede and gold foil with a leather backing

Other info : The 215RSS movement, normally used in ladies' watches, is used here because the flared case edges do not allow for a conventionally sized movement.

1950's and Up | 2 comments

Croydon

Gruen Guild; Thu, 24 May 2018 21:44

Model name : Croydon
Type : wrist
Period/date : c. 1934
Gender : mens/womens

Case Maker : Wadsworth - marked "Gruen Quality".
Case Material : yellow gold filled
Case Serial : 2217080
Lug width: 14mm
Case Style no : (703)/140 * this particular style number is not listed in the Standard Forme' Shape Crystals for Gruen Watches list
but crystal matches dimensions of the Gruen Crystal # 109.
Caliber : 703 ,7 jewels
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild
Movement Serial: (haven't yet looked under dial)


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1930's | 4 comments

Strap 64

Fri, 27 April 2018 01:28

Model name : strap 64

Period/date : c. -1929-
Gender : mens

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : 14k white gold reinforced with metal
Case Serial : 5134464
Case Style no : 115/27

Caliber : 115 - 15j Precision
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: 624297

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From 1929 Gruen Book -
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1920's | 5 comments

Just got a new one.

Thu, 26 April 2018 21:19

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3693&private=0I think it's called a Broadway, but not sure. Any info is appreciated. Year? Quality? Scarcity? Are these often seen? Thanks, Eli.

Watch Tables | 7 comments

Veri-Thin Fifth Avenue

Pocket Watch; Mon, 22 January 2018 20:50

Model name :Fifth Avenue
Type :Veri-Thin
Period/date :1943
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :10K GF over Sterling
Case Serial :G343326
Case Style no :

Caliber :
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :


index.php?t=getfile&id=3617&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=3615&private=0Hello everyone,Im new here and this is my first post. I just picked up a Veri-thin today and was wanting some info on it. The year maybe? Here are a few pics of it
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1940's | 7 comments

cartouche 547 nurse

Mon, 01 January 2018 16:14

Model name: Car. 547
Type: Cartouche
Period/date: ca 1934
Gender: ladies

Case Maker: Wadsworth
Case Material: 14k gold filled
Case Serial: 5483155
Case Style no: 159

Caliber: 835BSS
Movement Maker: Gruen Guild
Movement Serial: none

Other info: The movement is a 7 jewel caliber (conoruma - arspg&bal unadjusted). Inside the case back is 835SS and 159 mentioned.

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1930's | 7 comments

ladies guildite cartouche 554

Mon, 01 January 2018 16:01

Model name : car. 554
Type : cartouche
Period/date : 1933/34
Gender : ladies

Case Maker : ?
Case Material : guildite base metal
Case Serial : 6030585
Case Style no : 73

Caliber : 585 ?
Movement Maker : guild watch co
Movement Serial: none

Other info : movement adjusted in USA

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1930's | 5 comments

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