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Baguette 505 Bridesmaid [message #894] Mon, 01 July 2013 21:34 Go to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Model named: Baguette 505
Type: Baguette
Period/date: 1932 - 1935
Gender: Female

Case Maker: Gruen Guild
Case Material: Gruen Quality (gold filled)
Case Serial 2205666
Case Style no: 135

Caliber: 183 (7 jewels)
Movement Maker: ?
Movement Serial: none

Bracelet: Leather cordette (new)

Other info: Case with 2 single cut diamonds. Format case: 33.1 x 12.6 mm

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Re: Baguette 505 [message #5875 is a reply to message #894] Thu, 27 August 2015 09:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green
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Hi Jenneke,

got my Baguette 505 with serial number 2219556 yesterday and stumbled over yours when trying to ID it (which I finally did). Mine is not yet in a working condition but looks like it's just the stem broken and with it the crown is missing. Should be easily repairable.
The ID brought up the watch being named Bridesmaid, it can be found on pages 53 and 63 in Mike's 1930s book.
Here is a very clear view of it from December '33 with the original band which is still at my watch.

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And a side by side photo of the Maids:

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Barney


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Re: Baguette 505 [message #5877 is a reply to message #5875] Thu, 27 August 2015 16:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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Yikes, doesn't $42.50 seem like a steep price for a seven jewel watch?
Re: Baguette 505 [message #5878 is a reply to message #5877] Thu, 27 August 2015 16:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green
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Definitely! They did not mention that fact in their ads. It is gold filled and has two diamonds, so it was higher priced. Clever marketing, the fact that it has only 7 jewels is not mentioned, so you only get to know it when you ask. If you see and like the watch, you probably won't argue.



Gruen, Gruen, Gruen ist alles was ich habe... Gruen, Gruen, Gruen is all I have...(German folklore song)
Re: Baguette 505 [message #5880 is a reply to message #5878] Thu, 27 August 2015 17:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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I'm pretty sure the ladies only cared that it worked, and, oh yes, the diamonds! Cool

"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
Re: Baguette 505 [message #5883 is a reply to message #5880] Thu, 27 August 2015 19:27 Go to previous message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Whoopie! It has a name. Smile Must have missed it in mike's book.

Strange names they chose those days.


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