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Autowind Farragut [message #8209] Mon, 03 July 2017 18:43 Go to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Model name :Farragut
Type :Autowind
Period/date :1950"s
Gender :Gents

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

Caliber :480
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I finally finished a project that took me more than 2 years to complete. There were many parts missing and somehow it seemed too much work to get motivated. It ended up at the bottom of the list. Laughing

The Autowind FARRAGUT aka "Strap 854", featuring cal. 480, was one of Gruen's few true water resistant rectangular watch cases and was introduced in 1955. (Mike Barnett-Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide Vol.2). The only other water resistant case that I'm aware of is the Veri-Thin "Import 274" (cal. 430). I recall that both watches are shown in an older post discussing the special crystals that both of these watches require.

The dial was done by International Dial. When I have time I will make some more pictures of the inside.


This afternoon

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Re: Autowind Farragut [message #8210 is a reply to message #8209] Mon, 03 July 2017 19:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Wow! ID did a good job on that one. Nice.

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Re: Autowind Farragut [message #8211 is a reply to message #8210] Mon, 03 July 2017 20:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Autowind Farragut [message #8212 is a reply to message #8211] Tue, 04 July 2017 01:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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Re: Autowind Farragut [message #8214 is a reply to message #8212] Tue, 04 July 2017 15:44 Go to previous message
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That is an amazing transformation!
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