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Curvex Trooper [message #888] Mon, 01 July 2013 19:49 Go to next message
C. Hurt is currently offline  C. Hurt
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Model name: Curvex Trooper
Period/date: 1940 to 1947
Gender: Men's
Case Maker: Wadsworth
Case Material: 14 Karat Gold (also available in 10 Karat Gold Filled)
Case Style no: 440 450
Caliber: 440
Movement Maker: Gruen
Bracelet: 14mm Strap

Other info: Also known as Curvex Colonel and perhaps others. Another of the iconic 440 Curvex designs. Offered in pink gold as well, and with multiple dials.

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Re: Curvex Trooper [message #8369 is a reply to message #888] Fri, 15 September 2017 18:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gary
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Curvex Trooper 14k solid.

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Re: Curvex Trooper [message #8370 is a reply to message #8369] Fri, 15 September 2017 18:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gary
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Curvex Trooper, 10k GF over silver.

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Re: Curvex Trooper [message #8371 is a reply to message #8370] Fri, 15 September 2017 18:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gary
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The Trooper family.

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Re: Curvex Trooper [message #8374 is a reply to message #8371] Sat, 16 September 2017 23:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very nice! The Trooper brothers.....

Too bad that Cary's images have been deleted from the server he was using to host.

Also, nice to see that the Wadsworth Serial number scheme is still holding up to the test of time.


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Re: Curvex Trooper [message #8375 is a reply to message #8374] Sun, 17 September 2017 06:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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Nice watches both, Gary!
& welcome to the Trooper club...I also have the gf on silver model but with a much higher sn# G525525.
Production must have been strong for this model.

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Re: Curvex Trooper [message #8377 is a reply to message #8375] Sun, 17 September 2017 14:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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I'm jealous of all these beautiful watches. Now I want a trooper too!
Re: Curvex Trooper [message #8378 is a reply to message #8377] Sun, 17 September 2017 16:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green
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Is it possible, that the Curvex Trooper was the watch with leather strap, and the same watch was called Curvex Colonel when it was equipped with a metal expansion band?
It would also be quite unusual if the solid gold version would have the same name, but I have not seen an ad for the solid version. Any one here who knows more?


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Re: Curvex Trooper [message #8380 is a reply to message #8378] Sun, 17 September 2017 18:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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That is certainly a possibility.
Found this 1941 ad that includes a gf Colonel (bottom right corner) with expansion band...sure looks like a Trooper to me.
Maybe you can work some of your magic to enlarge and make the print more readable?
It wouldn't be the first time Gruen changed the name based on band type.

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Re: Curvex Trooper [message #8381 is a reply to message #8380] Sun, 17 September 2017 18:55 Go to previous message
Barney Green
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Yes, I have compared about 10 ads for each watch (Trooper and Colonel) from 1941 to 1945 and could not see a difference. Earlier ads showing the Trooper are talking about the availability of a flex version and ads of the Colonel are talking of a leather strap version vice versa but both without naming the other version.

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