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Nurse Cartouche [message #14560] Fri, 19 February 2021 23:11 Go to next message
Ephemerald
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Gruen Master
This post is to simply highlight what I think is a really cool Gruen watch. The nurses Cartouche 224. Beginning xmas 1926 these were advertised yearly until 1932.
Besides an always beautiful cartouche case the real star is Fred's dial (imo). But the strap that slides is also intriguing.
One neat detail is how the side carving design extends to lugs. This model also came in wire lugs.

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Matthias
Re: Nurse Cartouche [message #14561 is a reply to message #14560] Fri, 19 February 2021 23:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ephemerald
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Matthias
Re: Nurse Cartouche [message #14562 is a reply to message #14561] Mon, 22 February 2021 20:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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I like the dial design too!

Mine is a later model. Similar dial ( could be redial).
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Still on my to do list is make a nice watch strap. Not sure how the original looks when the clasp is closed. Maybe use a 3 folding clasp (f.e. Ebay item 200894369238)



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Re: Nurse Cartouche [message #14563 is a reply to message #14562] Tue, 23 February 2021 13:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Case is currently offline  Case
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Cool to see it "in action" on the nurse's arm!
Re: Nurse Cartouche [message #14564 is a reply to message #14563] Tue, 23 February 2021 21:36 Go to previous message
afire is currently offline  afire
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I would love to get my hands on one of those deployment buckles. I'd spring for a custom band to go with it.
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