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Re: Gruen Scrapbook. [message #17339 is a reply to message #17338] Thu, 22 September 2022 21:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A bangle with a very awkwardly protruding display?
Re: Gruen Scrapbook. [message #17343 is a reply to message #17339] Fri, 23 September 2022 21:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I would not wear it. Or maybe the picture doesnt do it justice. Laughing

You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Gruen Scrapbook. [message #17345 is a reply to message #17343] Mon, 26 September 2022 01:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It would be quite a showpiece! I was thinking it would look very Star Trek in real life. With the diamonds, a fitting communicator/teleporter for an interstellar queen…
Re: Gruen Scrapbook. [message #17354 is a reply to message #17345] Tue, 27 September 2022 00:28 Go to previous message
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Case wrote on Sun, 25 September 2022 19:26
It would be quite a showpiece! I was thinking it would look very Star Trek in real life. With the diamonds, a fitting communicator/teleporter for an interstellar queen…
Yes I was thinking same futuristic thoughts a la the Jetsons. I like far out designs. And in my collection, I like diversity.

I have documeted glimpses before of a Gruen future that never was. 370&&srch=New+gruen+factory#msg_15370

Here is another Gruen fate not meant to be. I do not know if the rumours of a new Precision Plant in Biel were credible but it was enough to make three newspapers in May 1952, and likely even more.

Impartial 3 May 52.


"Biel. — For the construction of a new factory. The premises in its building at the Haute Route becoming insufficient, the Gruen Watchplans to build a new factory. The management of this important watchmaking factory has suggested to the competent authorities to sell its building to the city of Biel, so that it could be used as a school house after having carried out the necessary transformations. In compensation, the municipality should have a new factory built, which the Gruen Watch could amortize on terms similar to those granted to the Federal School of Gymnastics and Sport in Macolin. The matter is currently under investigation."

Bieler Tagblatt 8 May 52.



"Discussions about building projects

As is well known, the Gruen Watch company has made an offer to the authorities to sell the factory building on Höheweg to the city of Viel. As we have heard, the municipal council is said to have examined the matter in a preliminary discussion and suggested that a commission examine the suitability of the building for conversion into a schoolhouse. If this commission decides that the premises of Gruen Watch would be suitable as school rooms, the local council will look into the matter again. On the other hand, the request of the »Green Watch«,the community would like to build the new factory building and have it amortized later by the company, but not everyone agrees. While the experiment may have worked in some cases, such requests cannot simply be approved ad libitum. Furthermore, rumors have been heard for a long time that the concert hall is to be given a facelift. The majority of shares are said to have recently changed hands, with the two shareholders being willing to demolish the current building and plan a new one. But whether, if the rumors are confirmed, the majority already has the prerequisites for constructing a congress building is a question worth investigating in detail. The shareholders have already contacted the city to interest them in the new building. No one will be able to object to this project, but if the city really has a significant involvement in a new building, the authorities should not be left with their hands tied when it comes to planning and awarding contracts. In view of the importance and smallness of the matter, it would certainly be advisable to organize its competition."

Sentinel 14 May 52.



"Finally, recently, our local newspapers have echoed a rumor that the building currently occupied by the Gruen Watchcould be acquired by the city, subject to fair compensation. A new house could be built there and a school—the French Progymnasium—would find a very pleasant place there. What about all these rumours? What are they based on? What will be the solution finally adopted? We may know on Thursday, since it is during the next meeting of the City Council that the answer will be given to comrade Casa-grande. In this regard, it is worth remembering that the study commission set up by the City Council in 1948 to deal with the creation of a French gymnasium, is close to reaching conclusions. Few people from Biel are currently thinking of contesting the need to create a French gymnasium in Biel, intended for the Romands of our city and the inhabitants of the Jura-Sud."


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