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Curvex Captain [message #12269] Thu, 19 March 2020 17:33 Go to next message
DRGM is currently offline  DRGM
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Model name : Captain
Type : Curvex
Period/date : 1951 - 1953 (?)
Gender : Male

Case Maker : ???
Case Material : 10K Gold filled
Case Serial : D277658
Case Style no : 370 / 750

Caliber : 370
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: D 866998

Bracelet : - -

Other info : The Captain is shown in an ad in “The Windsor Star” of January 9, 1953 (thanks to Barney, who found it!). Dial has a crosshair pattern. Obviously, a black dial was available also.


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Re: Curvex Captain [message #12271 is a reply to message #12269] Fri, 20 March 2020 15:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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A nice watch, exceptionally well showcased by great photography.

All I know is based on hard work & writing by others. I can only aspire to augment this body of knowledge. If I am wrong it is because of my own failings. -me

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Re: Curvex Captain [message #12288 is a reply to message #12271] Tue, 31 March 2020 01:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey is currently offline  mikey
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Very nice!

Still here....
Re: Curvex Captain [message #12396 is a reply to message #12288] Wed, 29 April 2020 13:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
olivierwatch is currently offline  olivierwatch
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Splendid Gruen Curvex, congrats !

I love vintage Gruen watches.
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Re: Curvex Captain [message #12431 is a reply to message #12396] Wed, 06 May 2020 21:40 Go to previous message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Caliber 370 “Curvametric” is a beautiful movement. To me one of the most iconic Gruen movements, love it.
Like with the earlier 330 both the plate and bridges are truly curved, which is not the case with the original caliber 311 and the 440. This allowed case design with a more outspoken curved profile.
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