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Curvex RistSide Coronet [message #808] Thu, 27 June 2013 18:46 Go to next message
C. Hurt is currently offline  C. Hurt
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Model name: Curvex RistSide Coronet
Period/date: 1938
Gender: Men's
Case Maker: Wadsworth
Case Material: 14 Karat Gold Filled
Case Serial :
Case Style no: 304 330

Caliber: 330
Movement Maker: Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet: 15 mm "driver's" strap

Other info :

http://www.knology.net/~churt4/ebay%205-13/coronet12.jpg
http://www.knology.net/~churt4/ebay%205-13/coronet10.jpg
http://www.knology.net/~churt4/ebay%205-13/coronet2.jpg
http://www.knology.net/~churt4/ebay%205-13/coronet6.jpg
http://www.knology.net/~churt4/ebay%205-13/coronet7.jpg
http://www.knology.net/~churt4/ebay%205-13/coronet9.jpg

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Re: Curvex RistSide Coronet [message #811 is a reply to message #808] Thu, 27 June 2013 21:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Great looking watch. How do people react when you wear it?

Funny to see a strap watch buckle this close to the watch.

Is the strap original or custom made?


You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje

[Updated on: Thu, 27 June 2013 21:03]

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Re: Curvex RistSide Coronet [message #825 is a reply to message #811] Fri, 28 June 2013 02:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
C. Hurt is currently offline  C. Hurt
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Jenneke wrote on Thu, 27 June 2013 16:03
Great looking watch. How do people react when you wear it?

Funny to see a strap watch buckle this close to the watch.

Is the strap original or custom made?


I wear my RistSides very rarely, as I find them awkward on the wrist. People do tend to notice them though.

The strap is a Gruen signed ostrich skin, made for the 1980s reproductions. It allows the buckle to sit at it's proper position underneath the wrist.

My other RistSides have the original pigskin straps, in roughly the same dimensions.

[Updated on: Fri, 28 June 2013 02:04]

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Re: Curvex RistSide Coronet [message #842 is a reply to message #825] Sat, 29 June 2013 00:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
paul-s is currently offline  paul-s
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I have a strange Gruen flip-chart presentation, and it includes a page about the Ristside watches, showing the advantages of wearing a watch this way - seeing the time while driving, etc.

My favorite is a guy sitting in a boring meeting, who can look at his watch without being obvious about it.

[Updated on: Sat, 29 June 2013 01:52]

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Re: Curvex RistSide Coronet [message #848 is a reply to message #842] Sat, 29 June 2013 01:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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paul-s wrote on Sat, 29 June 2013 00:25
My favorite is a guy sitting in a boring meeting, who can look at his watch without being obvious about it.


I never would have thought about a use like that. Twiddle your thumbs would do the same. Very Happy
Re: Curvex RistSide Coronet [message #851 is a reply to message #848] Sat, 29 June 2013 09:03 Go to previous message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Quote:
My favorite is a guy sitting in a boring meeting, who can look at his watch without being obvious about it.


Fabulous! I am going to wear my ladies Ristside next monday. Laughing


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