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Strap 295 [message #12990] Thu, 30 July 2020 18:01 Go to next message
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Model name : Unknown
Type : Strap
Period/date : 1930s
Gender : Men's

Case Maker : Star
Case Material : Gold filled bezel, Guildite base metal back
Case Serial : 1569554
Case Style no : 208

Caliber : 700
Movement Maker : Unknown
Movement Serial: N/A

Bracelet : Likely leather cord

https://photos.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-JxfPVMC/0/2914eeea/O/IMG_0043.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-JbpV6r5/0/beb1940e/XL/IMG_0044-XL.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-Z6fmbsG/0/3c58a115/O/IMG_0047.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinking/i-6CNbB7D/0/dfb68da1/O/IMG_0049.jpg

If I can ever find a leather cord band with a sufficiently masculine buckle and length, I would wear this one. There is no serial number on the movement, unless it's under the dial.
Re: Strap 295 [message #12992 is a reply to message #12990] Thu, 30 July 2020 18:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Aha, so it’s the 15J variant. The 701(?). But stamped for the base 700 caliber (7J). Thanks for sharing it!

Any plans to get a peak under the dial? I’m assuming this would be Lavina, but I’ve no proof beyond the 704 & 705 being Lavina/Factory 4 and sharing parts. The differences between the 700-701 & 703-704 all are unknown to me.


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Re: Strap 295 [message #12999 is a reply to message #12990] Thu, 30 July 2020 21:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ephemerald
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Oh cool! that is in good condition. I need to get one of the corded models too eventually so I'll hold out for maybe....Strap 298. The metal link bands of the era never ever fit. Thanks for sharing.

Matthias
Re: Strap 295 [message #14213 is a reply to message #12990] Wed, 30 December 2020 22:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ephemerald
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Hi afire this ad from 1935 confirms Lavina as producer of this movement.

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=7466&private=0


Matthias
Re: Strap 295 [message #17139 is a reply to message #12990] Tue, 16 August 2022 15:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey was curious, afire were you ever able to locate a source of cords for these types of Gruens?

I recently picked up a Strap 265, leather or nylon would work but can't find right diameter and length and buckle for the watch.


Matthias
Re: Strap 295 [message #17140 is a reply to message #17139] Tue, 16 August 2022 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, I never really did. I've got both this and the steel version, but have never found a suitable attachment. I know the steel one came with a metal bracelet, and now suspect this one may have as well. But I've never given up looking.
Re: Strap 295 [message #17141 is a reply to message #17140] Tue, 16 August 2022 17:01 Go to previous message
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afire wrote on Tue, 16 August 2022 10:47
No, I never really did. I've got both this and the steel version, but have never found a suitable attachment. I know the steel one came with a metal bracelet, and now suspect this one may have as well. But I've never given up looking.
Nah? ok. Pretty sure you could choose between metal bracelet and cord, of which "leather" "suede" & "nylon" were available ,among others. Anyhow, the 265 is pictured with a cord in catalog. Thanks for the reply. I'll find one.


Matthias
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