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Strap 741 [message #14493] Mon, 08 February 2021 23:11 Go to next message
Ephemerald
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Model name: Veri-Thin Viking.
Type: Veri-Thin
Period/date:1952-53
Gender:Male

Case Maker:Armand J. Lemieux, NY
Case Material: 14 K white gold
Case Serial:K81212
Case Style no:771

Caliber: 335R
Movement Maker:Gruen Cincinnatti
Movement Serial:

Bracelet:


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Matthias

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Re: Strap 741 [message #14494 is a reply to message #14493] Mon, 08 February 2021 23:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
thesnark17 is currently offline  thesnark17
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Wow. Fantastic example!
Re: Strap 741 [message #14495 is a reply to message #14494] Tue, 09 February 2021 01:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Stellar Matt!

The Gruen 50's black dials are one of my favorites. Also the 335 is a joy to overall out of all the movements I've worked on.

The stamping is very unusual.

*Edit - gotta wonder if the movement stamp on the case-back hides a future movement Gruen had in the works? The big 3 hides a mystery.

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Re: Strap 741 [message #14496 is a reply to message #14495] Tue, 09 February 2021 04:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
thesnark17 is currently offline  thesnark17
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Looks like it could have been a 5...
Re: Strap 741 [message #14498 is a reply to message #14495] Tue, 09 February 2021 05:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks! I love a lot of the Fifties watches, so funky.
Gary- You're right it is odd but every single 14k Strap 741 I have observed has had the exact same stamp with the big 3. I've only seen like 6 of them. Other Lemieux cases with different calibers have uniform font.
Ones on ebay now actually you can Czech out.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-14k-Solid-White-GOLD-Gruen- Precision-Diamond-Dial-VERI-THIN-14-karat-/184636889914


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Re: Strap 741 [message #14500 is a reply to message #14498] Tue, 09 February 2021 16:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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This model always makes me think of the Hamilton Robert.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AAiwgFZboK8/VmyNCIRPvLI/AAAAAAAAGIE/3SnQYPjVy9c/s640/Screen%2BShot%2B2015-12-12%2Bat%2B3.57.00%2BPM.png
That was introduced in 1953, so about the same timeframe. I wonder which came first?
Re: Strap 741 [message #14507 is a reply to message #14500] Tue, 09 February 2021 22:13 Go to previous message
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Interesting. There are no known ads with images for the Strap 741, so far. Thanks for posting this ad, wasn't aware of this Hamilton model.
Gruen retailed the 14k 741 at 200.00. Surprisingly, it's quite a bit more than the 135 dollar Hamilton Robert.
Strap 741 was introduced in 1952.


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