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Gruen Ristside Falcon [message #9056] Fri, 08 June 2018 20:41 Go to next message
jamesaustx1 is currently offline  jamesaustx1
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Registered: June 2018
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I have a watch that belonged to my grandfather. I am trying to find out a couple of things;

Exactly what it is....name, style...etc.
Is it worth cleaning up & servicing? (it still runs, but could use a good service)
How much should it be worth (insurance purposes)

Thanks!!

Model name : Not sure....but 'Batwing' keeps popping up in my searches.
Type : Ristside?
Period/date : 40's/50's
Gender : Mens

Case Maker : Apex
Case Material : 10K Gold Filled
Case Serial : V24166
Case Style no :

Caliber : 440
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: 5270? Not sure...hard to read....but has 'B' marking as well.

Bracelet : Cromwell +1/20 12K gold filled (not the original, I'm sure)

Other info :

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3722&private=0

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3723&private=0

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3724&private=0
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Re: Grandfather's Gruen [message #9057 is a reply to message #9056] Fri, 08 June 2018 22:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green
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Location: Wolfsburg, Germany
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lHi and welcome to the forum.
The nice watch which you are showing us here is called the "Ristside Falcon".
It is a so called "drivers watch" which could be worn at the side of the wrist as you have most likely have found out.
These models are highly sought after, so some people may pay $500 for it.
It was introduced probably late 1949 / early 1950.

Barney


Gruen, Gruen, Gruen ist alles was ich habe... Gruen, Gruen, Gruen is all I have...(German folklore song)

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Re: Grandfather's Gruen [message #9060 is a reply to message #9057] Mon, 11 June 2018 17:40 Go to previous message
jamesaustx1 is currently offline  jamesaustx1
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Registered: June 2018
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Thank you for the information. It is nice knowing more about his watch.
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