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Gruen Airway [message #876] Mon, 01 July 2013 03:18 Go to next message
C. Hurt is currently offline  C. Hurt
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Model name: Airway (Universally called "Airflight", which is incorrect for this model). AKA "Super-G"
Period/date: 1958-1961
Gender: Men's
Case Maker: Unknown
Case Material: Chromed base metal bezel, Stainless Steel back. (also available in gold-plated top/stainless back, solid stainless steel, and solid 14 karat gold)
Case Serial:
Case Style no: N/A
Caliber: 510 RSS CA
Movement Maker: Gruen
Movement Serial:
Bracelet: 17mm strap

Other info: This model was the earliest to incorporate the clever adaptation of the 510 RSS CA movement to allow the 1-12 and 13-24 numerals to "jump" back and forth at 12 hour intervals. This model would stay in production in various forms until at least 1972.

Trivia: The dial is technically incorrect, as the military does not use "2400" hours for midnight, using "zero" hour instead. Ie, 12:30AM would be "Zero-Thiry Hours" in military parlance.

This example shows the American Airlines logo on the dial, one of several corporate tie-ins used in marketing this model.

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Re: Gruen Airway [message #882 is a reply to message #876] Mon, 01 July 2013 18:01 Go to previous message
Habitant is currently offline  Habitant
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Thanks for the info about the model name, I hadn't realised that!
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