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Curvex Grande [message #8612] Sun, 31 December 2017 19:42 Go to next message
ChRoth is currently offline  ChRoth
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Model name :Grande
Type :Curvex
Period/date :1941
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :
Case Serial :G191022
Case Style no :417

Caliber :330
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :

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While going though an old jewelry box from my late uncle (1907-1970) I came across this very nice Gruen. I'm hoping the members on this group can help identify it.
The numbers inside the case are: 330 417; G191022.

Thank you

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Re: Trying to determine the year [message #8613 is a reply to message #8612] Sun, 31 December 2017 23:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi There!

Welcome to the Gruen Forum.

The number "G191022" looks to be a serial number from a Wadsworth Case. 'G1' is approximately 1941. the '330' is the caliber of movement that was cased; a Curvex in yours.

The number '417' is what Mike Barnett refers to as the 'style number'.... You can use his scheme on his site to estimate the date that style went into production.

Name?

Hmmm.... Might be the Curvex Grandee, seen in Mike Barnett's 1940 Decade book; p. 18 & 50. Hard to tell between the angles of your photography and the copy quality in Mike's book.


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Re: Trying to determine the year [message #8614 is a reply to message #8613] Mon, 01 January 2018 02:55 Go to previous message
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Looks to be in pretty nice shape.

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