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Convertible Wristlet [message #13410] Mon, 24 August 2020 22:27 Go to next message
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Registered: October 2018
Location: City of Lake Salt
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Model name : Unknown model
Type : Convertible wrislet
Period/date : 1914-
Gender: Female

Case Maker : GRUEN National Watch Case Co.
Case Material : 14k
Case Serial : 200332
Case Style no : n/a

Caliber : Calibre 94. Fifteen (15) Jewels.
Movement Maker : Gruen Guarantee.
Movement Serial:n/a

Bracelet : Foster U.S.A. Not original.

Other info : Dust cover marked 1DG4.







[Updated on: Tue, 25 August 2020 21:02]

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Re: Convertible Wristlet [message #13415 is a reply to message #13410] Tue, 25 August 2020 11:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green
Messages: 1730
Registered: February 2014
Location: Wolfsburg, Germany
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Wow, this is an impressive early convertible! I have never seen this model pictured, the first ads I have are dating to 1915 but not showing this particular model. The early ones definitely had the subsecond unlike many other ladies watches. Case serial and the outer appearance make me think that this watch is from 1914 already. Most likely one of the very first batch and about a year earlier than assumed!

Gruen, Gruen, Gruen ist alles was ich habe... Gruen, Gruen, Gruen is all I have...(German folklore song)
Re: Convertible Wristlet [message #13416 is a reply to message #13415] Tue, 25 August 2020 13:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Case is currently offline  Case
Messages: 1185
Registered: May 2019
Location: Cincinnati
Gruen Authority
I’d second Bernd on the 1914 case date. Nice one!

My two caveats:
1) I'm wrong many times a day --just ask my wife!
2) Always seeking to learn more
Re: Convertible Wristlet [message #13418 is a reply to message #13416] Tue, 25 August 2020 14:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
Messages: 1723
Registered: May 2013
Location: Netherlands
Gruen Authority
Early one! Nice. Difference with the newer versions I would say is that the case is more a pocket watch than wristwatch shape. My convertible is flatter (and no dust cover).

Only question is, is this a factory version or made the owner changes to a ladies pw. How does it look close up?

You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Convertible Wristlet [message #13437 is a reply to message #13418] Wed, 26 August 2020 16:18 Go to previous message
Messages: 2190
Registered: May 2013
Location: Seattle
Gruen Authority

Nice one! Love the Cincy stamp and the plain stamped movement! What more do you need in a convertable?
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