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Carre B2

Mon, 01 January 2018 15:14

Model name : Carré ?
Type : Pocket watch
Period/date : ca 1931
Gender : Men and Women

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : white metal
Case Serial : B2925
Case Style no : 107

Caliber : 315 or 885?
Movement Maker : ?
Movement Serial: 222747

Other info : checkerboard guilloche dial. U.S.A. pat. appl'd for. Inscription WEB. Movement is a Gruen Guild unadjusted.

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1930's | 19 comments

Curvex Grande

Gruen Curvex Precision; Sun, 31 December 2017 19:42

Model name :Grande
Type :Curvex
Period/date :1941
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :
Case Serial :G191022
Case Style no :417

Caliber :330
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

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While going though an old jewelry box from my late uncle (1907-1970) I came across this very nice Gruen. I'm hoping the members on this group can help identify it.
The numbers inside the case are: 330 417; G191022.

Thank you

1940's | 2 comments

New Gruen

Fri, 22 December 2017 00:05

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Watch Tables | 5 comments

Cartouche 344

sport wristlet; Sun, 10 December 2017 22:20

Model name : Cartouche 344
Type : Wrist Watch (sport wristlet with leather strap)
Period/date : ca 1929
Gender : Ladies

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : 14k gold filled reinforced with extra gold
Case Serial : 5302891
Case Style no : 8

Caliber : 153
Movement Maker : Marc Favre et cie
Movement Serial: 1511277

Bracelet : black leather strap

Other info : two toned case with crown guard. Plastic glass discolored.

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1930's | 0 comments

Autowind Ace

Sat, 02 December 2017 20:15

Model name : Autowind Ace
Type : Autowind
Period/date : 1950's
Gender : Gents

Case Maker : Gruen
Case Material : Guildite
Case Serial : 31315D
Case Style no :

Caliber : 460SS
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :


Hello,
I am brand new to identifying watches and I'm looking for information on my dad's old Gruen. Seems like he said he got it in high school and he would have graduated in about 1950. I'm sorry for the poor photos. Stamped on the outside of the back cover is "31315D," and someone etched on the outside of the back cover "484491" (that's my best guess) or possibly "184491."

Inside the watch is a circled "460SS." Also "Gruenwatch Co Precision Switzerland Seventeen 17 Jewels IG43874 Unadjusted Autowind Veri-Thin Patented"

I hope some of this information is helpful. Looking for the model number and approximate date.

I've cruised the internet and have found some models very similar but not quite exactly the same as this watch.

Any help is appreciated
Thank you,
Scott

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Edit - jackW (moderator) - inserted images into the body of the message

1950's and Up | 7 comments

Strap 809

Sun, 05 November 2017 16:00

Model Name: Strap 809
Type: Wristwatch
Period/date: 1950's
Gender: Men's

Case Maker: Gruen USA
Case Material: Guildite
Case Serial: F10468
Case Style Number: 829

Caliber: 415SS
Movement Maker: Gruen Switzerland
Movement Serial: I don't know

Other info: Military Style

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I can find watches from this era with these hour and minute hands, but not this seconds hand. Any info you can provide will be appreciated.

Dall

1950's and Up | 17 comments

Import 221

Mon, 30 October 2017 05:09

Model name: Import 221
Type: Wristwatch
Period/date: Circa 1934
Gender: Gents

Case Maker: Weber
Case Material: Guildite/Stainless Steel
Case Serial: 204162
Case Style no: N/A

Caliber: 690 or 691
Movement Maker: FEF
Movement Serial: N/A

Bracelet: Leather (Period - non-original)

Other info: There doesn't seem to be much info out there about this movement. It's an FEF 130 caliber, and based on setting parts shown in the 1939 materials catalog, there were two calibers, 690 and 691, based on the FEF 130. Presumably one was the conventional movement (as seen in the Import 220) and the other being the duo-dial, as seen here. I just have no clue which is which. There were at least two different duo-dial movements used in this period, both marked "Guild Watch Co." Based on the rough estimated dates of these watches, I'm guessing they were a stop-gap measure between the end of the outsourced cal. 877s following the end of the Aegler relationship, and the introduction of the cal. 500DD in-house duo-dial movement. But that's only an educated guess (though I think it's a good enough guess).
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1930's | 6 comments

Strap 393

Mon, 09 October 2017 21:26

Model name :Strap 393
Type :
Period/date : 1940's
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Star Watch Case Company
Case Material :10K GF
Case Serial :
Case Style no :

Caliber :401C
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :




index.php?t=getfile&id=3486&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=3487&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=3488&private=0I picked up this Gruen today. Can anybody ID the watch and approx. date of manufacture. I'd also be interested in the movement info.
Thanks, Brian

1940's | 2 comments

Strap 370

Tue, 26 September 2017 22:56

Model name : 370
Type :Strap
Period/date :1939
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Pioneer Watch Case Co.
Case Material :10K GF Bezel, Guildite Back
Case Serial :10811
Case Style no :

Caliber :705
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:4-20211

Bracelet :

Other info :

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1930's | 10 comments

Strap 466

Curvex ?; Sat, 23 September 2017 04:41

Model name: Curvex ?
Period/date: 1944
Gender: Men's
Case Maker: Wadsworth
Case Material: 10K GF over Silver
Case Style no: 440 499
Caliber: 440
Movement Maker: Gruen
Bracelet: 14mm Strap

Other info: A new Curvex addition to the 499 style along with the Collegian, Adjutant and Commodore.

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1940's | 0 comments

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