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Gruen Annapolis [message #16164] Thu, 24 February 2022 17:47 Go to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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Model name: Annapolis
Type: Quadron
Period/date: 1930
Gender: Gents

Case Maker: Wadsworth
Case Material: 14K GF reinforced with extra gold
Case Serial: 5455598
Case Style no: 108

Caliber: 123
Movement Maker: Gruen Precision
Movement Serial: 700442

Bracelet: Chain

Other info: Information can be found in the reference section of the forum under the 1930's Advertisements. This is one of my keepers that I do wear, I love a good metal bracelet!

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Re: Gruen Annapolis [message #16166 is a reply to message #16164] Thu, 24 February 2022 22:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice. Original bracelet, and it actually fits. Can't beat that.
I had an the Annapolis bracelet that Gruen sold separately. I'm not sure if there was something wrong with it, but I never could figure out how to get the clasp to fully open.
Re: Gruen Annapolis [message #16167 is a reply to message #16166] Fri, 25 February 2022 00:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There is a hidden pin plate that you have to unhinge.

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And the bonus, Wadsworth made the watchband, who knew?

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Re: Gruen Annapolis [message #16169 is a reply to message #16167] Fri, 25 February 2022 08:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very stylish watch!

Nice bracelet too. That hinge is clearly different from the ladies folded clasps. Those cant be “separated”.


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Re: Gruen Annapolis [message #16170 is a reply to message #16167] Fri, 25 February 2022 17:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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GaryM wrote on Thu, 24 February 2022 18:33
There is a hidden pin plate that you have to unhinge.
Huh. I never did figure that out. I bartered it to Jack, so maybe he was able to solve that puzzle and make use of it.
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Re: Gruen Annapolis [message #16175 is a reply to message #16170] Fri, 25 February 2022 20:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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afire wrote on Fri, 25 February 2022 10:01
GaryM wrote on Thu, 24 February 2022 18:33
There is a hidden pin plate that you have to unhinge.
Huh. I never did figure that out. I bartered it to Jack, so maybe he was able to solve that puzzle and make use of it.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TRLvLsZ/0/O/i-TRLvLsZ.jpg
It is still sitting waiting for the day that the correct watch arrives. It however, I do not think, is for the Annapolis. Look at Gary's attachement on the band, verses the images that afire posted. The band from afire takes a spring bar.


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Re: Gruen Annapolis [message #16177 is a reply to message #16175] Fri, 25 February 2022 20:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And for what it is worth.... I am not sure the difference in the Annapolis and this watch, other than the addition of the swivel lugs to accommodate a normal strap.

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Re: Gruen Annapolis [message #16178 is a reply to message #16175] Fri, 25 February 2022 22:37 Go to previous message
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JackW wrote on Fri, 25 February 2022 14:14
It is still sitting waiting for the day that the correct watch arrives. It however, I do not think, is for the Annapolis.
That is correct. It's a "Flex No. 56" sold separately. What's on the Annapolis is a modified version with the spring bar tubes removed and it would seem a pin running through the case. It's all Wadsworth, so presumably they supplied the cases with the bracelet already attached. Here's a page from the 1931 supplement showing the unmodified bracelet.
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