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Paris Square - 1920's [message #16211] Tue, 08 March 2022 02:25 Go to next message
Mr Beetleman is currently offline  Mr Beetleman
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This is an old family heirloom. It's unfortunately missing its crown. I'm looking for any information I can get to help me find a replacement crown. Age? Model? Etc..

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Re: Old gold ornate womens watch questions [message #16212 is a reply to message #16211] Tue, 08 March 2022 16:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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It would help to see a picture of the writing inside the case back.
Re: Old gold ornate womens watch questions [message #16214 is a reply to message #16212] Tue, 08 March 2022 16:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green
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Age? About 100 years old: 1920 +-4 years.
Model? Gruen did not have model names at that time. The watches were called after their shape, this was called the "Paris Square".
Crown? Most of these ladies watches came with sapphire crowns at that time.


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Re: Old gold ornate womens watch questions [message #16232 is a reply to message #16214] Fri, 11 March 2022 21:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mr Beetleman is currently offline  Mr Beetleman
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Thank you all, so much for all the help.
Are replacement saphire crowns available? Any sources of a replacement?
Re: Old gold ornate womens watch questions [message #16233 is a reply to message #16232] Sat, 12 March 2022 00:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mr Beetleman wrote on Fri, 11 March 2022 21:30
Are replacement saphire crowns available? Any sources of a replacement?
Not that I'm aware of...I've been looking for a scrap case to pilfer from.

You can go with a regular gold crown in the interim.
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Re: Old gold ornate womens watch questions [message #16243 is a reply to message #16233] Tue, 15 March 2022 19:44 Go to previous message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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On ebay you can find some general cabochon crowns. Not sure if they fit. I think scrap case would be my preferred option too.

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