Vintage Gruen
The forum for Gruen watch enthusiasts

Welcome me to the Pan Am Club

Wed, 14 June 2017 16:46

Well, at least for a little while. Not really my style, so I won't likely be keeping it. I picked this one up cheaply enough that I didn't think I was taking a risk, with the plan to briefly wear it just to get a little Pan Am experience and flip it. To my eye, it appears to be all original. The dial looks nearly perfect. The hands look plausible. Although I've seen other styles on similar watches, they look like a good fit. I'm open to suggestions otherwise. Steel back, plated bezel in pretty good shape, but there's wear around the back edges, which seems typical with these. Crown has plating wear, but again, looks about right to me, though I could be wrong. So, what can you guys tell me?
https://photos.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-49xPRBm/0/e00647ff/X2/0614170957-X2.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-NsDkfSQ/0/81fc94c1/X2/0614170957a-X2.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-KhwT55D/0/079e43d4/X2/0614170958-X2.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-NpgxJXG/0/052ab812/X2/0614170958a-X2.jpg
It's running and keeping time. Sets a little hard, but otherwise seems in good mechanical shape. I was thinking I shouldn't have much trouble getting $150 on the swamp. $200 too much to ask? Or am I undervaluing it? Or overvaluing it? If anybody here wants it, let me know. I'm sure we can work something out.

That said, it wears better than I expected. I'm half tempted to get a new crystal, maybe replate the bezel, and make it my sport watch. But I probably shouldn't. The dial being so nice and clean is pulling me in.

Watch Tables | 10 comments

Gruen Wales

1960's; Thu, 01 June 2017 15:40

Model name :Whales
Type :Gruen
Period/date :1965
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :
Case Material :
Case Serial :
Case Style no :

Caliber :
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

index.php?t=getfile&id=3343&private=0Hello all. My name is Eli. I'm new to this forum, and to the watch hobby. I'm wondering if this Gruen has a name, and year it was made? It's a wonderful watch that runs great. Thanks I appreciate it.

1950's and Up | 3 comments

Strap 69

unnamed; Tue, 02 May 2017 22:58

Model name : unnamed
Type : manual
Period/date : c.1935
Gender : mens

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : 14k wgf Ultra Quality
Case Serial : 5443776
Case Style no : 11
Lug width : 20mm

Caliber : 705 - 17j
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild
Movement Serial: 8149

Other info : Model not listed in MB with a 705 mov...yet it exists...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4167/34372736716_5d142cdb95_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4156/34414133965_17cf15375c_c.jpg

1930's | 1 comment

Strap 116

unnamed; Tue, 02 May 2017 18:17

Model name : unnamed
Type : manual
Period/date : c. 1934/35
Gender : mens

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : Reinforced 14k wgf
Case Serial : 5358122
Case Style no : 79

Caliber : 885 - 15j, 3 adjts
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild
Movement Serial: 181691


Other info : The master book doesn't list this unnamed model as having a cal 885 ... but it exists...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4157/34410881835_d1648c8393_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4187/34410875025_96f840414f_c.jpg


1930's | 1 comment

Veri-Thin Airman

strap 417; Sun, 23 April 2017 01:01

Model name : Veri-Thin Airman
Type : manual with sweep second
Period/date : 1940
Gender : mens

Case Maker : Star WCCo
Case Material : ygf on brass/Guildite back
Case Serial : 070899
Case Style no : 460

Caliber : 406ss; 15j
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: 5??528 - can't read 2 digits, wheel is in the way.

Other info :

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2933/34129456345_b68deca099_c.jpg

[Picture caseback inside]- (forgot to take a photo) but here's a before cleaning the dial and after for now:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2851/34129445565_a0b0b2a386_b.jpg
came with the gold filled link bracelet shown above.

Veri-Thin Airman-1940 ad pamphlet:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4186/34076330881_270db221fc_b.jpg


1940's | 5 comments

Curvex Marshall

Thu, 20 April 2017 12:05

Model name :Marshall
Type :Curvex
Period/date :1945
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :10K GF over Sterling
Case Serial :G525443
Case Style no :449

Caliber :440
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

Need help IDing this model. Thank you!

index.php?t=getfile&id=3308&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3309&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3310&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3311&private=0

1940's | 8 comments

Dietrich Gruen (Up/Down)

Pocket Watch; Wed, 19 April 2017 19:03

Model name :Dietrich Gruen
Type :Pocket Watch
Period/date :
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :
Case Material :18K SG
Case Serial :1010979
Case Style no :

Caliber :
Movement Maker :not known but Meylan or Aggasiz are possibilities
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

Hello,
Earlier I was unable to post pics of my watch so thanks to info I gleaned from other members postings, I emailed them to myself which allowed me to change the file size (I think) Confused .


YIPEE!! The pics uploaded with no problems. For all you collectors and watch admirers, please enjoy. As I stated in an earlier post, I am hoping someone can narrow down an insurance value for me. I think it's value is somewhere between $9000.00 and $19,500.00, depending on several variables I don't know the answers to; current gold prices, how many were manufactured, how many are in circulation, etc. It is my understanding from a collector in a different forum that most or all the production records were lost when the Norwood facility closed, so there may be no way to get the answer I am looking for, but any info is definitely appreciated.

Thanks,
Bob L.

index.php?t=getfile&id=3300&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3301&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3302&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3303&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3304&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3305&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3306&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=3307&private=0

1910's and prior | 12 comments

Strap 236

Standish; Sun, 16 April 2017 15:51

Model name : Standish
Type : manual
Period/date : c. 1935...
Gender : inanimate objects don't have a gender Very Happy

Case Maker : Solidarity
Case Material : 10k gf
Case Serial : 5479001
Case Style no : 705/142

Caliber : 703 , 7j
Movement Maker : Gruen Guild
Movement Serial: <none>

Bracelet : "Bruner Quality" metal link bracelet - "B/R" Logo: Brunner-Ritter

Other info : Goodly sized model. Larger than I'd expected - 1" x 1-1/8"

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2821/34015376296_75603c6a00_k.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3936/33244174173_c4eca04d75_h.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2860/33244220773_05d9e15476_k.jpg

1930's | 10 comments

Quadron 109

Fri, 07 April 2017 21:19

Model name :109
Type :Quadron
Period/date :1930's
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :14K GF reinforced with extra gold
Case Serial :5456634
Case Style no :109

Caliber :123
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:100162

Bracelet :

Other info :

index.php?t=getfile&id=3289&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=3288&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=3290&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=3291&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=3292&private=0

Made a very nice acquisition for the collection just recently ... Quadron Model 109, lower right corner page 21 for those of you who have my book. Beautiful stacked case with claw lugs. Screams Art Deco! It has the Caliber 123. Light wear on case. Dial is an obvious refinish. I won't use the "R" word, but I think it's safe to say this is an elusive model; at least I haven't seen it pictured before in the forum. Bought if off a private collector. After 30 years of doing this, there are still surprises to be found!

1930's | 22 comments

Gruen Super-G

Tue, 21 March 2017 00:56

Model name :Super-G
Type :Airflight
Period/date :1958
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :
Case Material :
Case Serial :1108
Case Style no :

Caliber :420SS
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :


I've recently inherited my grandfather's Gruen Airflight. He passed in 1960, and unfortunately my family has no knowledge of this watch's history. I recently had it restored, and the shop provided me the following numbers from inside the case:

Movement Caliber: 422RSS
Other Numbers: 130 / 422SS-108 / 19266

I'd greatly appreciate any information you could provide on the watch. Please note that the bracelet is new (Hirsch), not an original component. Thanks!

index.php?t=getfile&id=3284&private=0

1950's and Up | 3 comments

Pages (32): [ «    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17    »]
Current Time: Sat Apr 17 05:09:41 UTC 2021

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.26636 seconds