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Quadron service box [message #14197] Sat, 26 December 2020 20:33 Go to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Description
Two-tone hinged wooden box. The lid is covered in dark red fake leather with an Art-Deco style gold embossed emblem. The main body of the box is covered in brown fake leather material with gold printed borders.
Inside the lid has off-white silk, showing text “Gruen Quadron”, the Gruen crest and “17 Jewels PRECISION”
The insert holding the watch is missing and I also have no idea what it should look like. Please add a picture if anybody has the info. I can then get creative like Jenneke and try to reproduce it Laughing

Period : 1925 - 1930?
Watch type : Mens wrist watch
Size : L=13cm W=9cm H =5.5cm
Inventor : Unknown
Patents : Unknown
Box maker : Unknown

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Re: Quadron service box [message #14198 is a reply to message #14197] Sun, 27 December 2020 08:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Nice! Never seen one. Wood inside. That gold emblem. Very unusual.

The hight of the box makes me think it had two layers.

No marking on the bottom?


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Re: Quadron service box [message #14199 is a reply to message #14198] Sun, 27 December 2020 09:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Unfortunately no markings at all that could provide a clue.

Agree that the insert could have been in two layers. I have seen examples of that with ladies watches.
Re: Quadron service box [message #14200 is a reply to message #14199] Sun, 27 December 2020 11:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Being a more elaborate box versus the Quadron marked boxes I’ve seen so far, I hope I can link this one to my Quadron 3
Re: Quadron service box [message #14201 is a reply to message #14200] Sun, 27 December 2020 17:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is the quadron box that is lined with cedar, it came with paper instructions suggesting that the box double as a perfect humidor for tobacco-that's why it's so tall. I'm looking for the photos but not positive I can find today but notes say it was from 1931 and a the watch had a gilded 123.

Matthias

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Re: Quadron service box [message #14202 is a reply to message #14201] Sun, 27 December 2020 21:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here you have it again, a simple explanation for something early Gruen marketeers creatively developed, but we would never have come up with not even in one of those wild brain storming sessions Laughing Laughing

Looking forward to the pictures when you have found them.
Re: Quadron service box [message #14209 is a reply to message #14201] Mon, 28 December 2020 18:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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That's a new one to me. I've never seen a box specifically marked Quadron, just the paperwork.
Ephemerald wrote on Sun, 27 December 2020 11:00
This is the Quadron box that is lined with cedar, it came with paper instructions suggesting that the box double as a perfect humidor for tobacco-that's why it's so tall.
I guess tobacco tie-ins were a thing back in the day. Hamilton suggested using their pocket watch boxes as cigarette cases...
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y301/nookster57/Hamilton%20Catalog%201941/HamiltonCatalog1941_Page_39.jpg
Re: Quadron service box [message #14210 is a reply to message #14209] Mon, 28 December 2020 21:32 Go to previous message
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Great stuff, try that today Laughing
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