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Baguette Unknown [message #895] Mon, 01 July 2013 21:52 Go to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Model named: To be identified
Type: Baguette
Period/date: ca 1929 -1931
Gender: Female

Case Maker: Gruen
Case Material: 14k gold filled
Case Serial: 2167385
Case Style no: 111

Caliber: 879 (seventeen jewels)
Movement Maker: Aegler S.A. (Factory A)
Movement Serial: 1939757

Bracelet:

Other info: Case with 14 single cut diamonds. Watch has a personal inscription "Agnes Barry milwaukee Wisc". Caliber 879 is the same as Rolex 170.

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Re: Baguette Unknown [message #907 is a reply to message #895] Tue, 02 July 2013 12:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Nice. I see your collection is growing rapidly...
Re: Baguette Unknown [message #911 is a reply to message #907] Tue, 02 July 2013 17:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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I see your collection is growing rapidly...


While collecting data for my <1935 research I see a lot of watches on Ebay. And some... I can't let go. Right now I buy about 1 watch a month. Most of them between $10 and $25, keeping the hobby affordable (and avoiding import taxes). Very Happy

At the moment I've got 12 working wearable Gruen watches. I am sure I haven't achieved the number of watches Cary owns... Wink


You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Baguette Unknown [message #14533 is a reply to message #911] Wed, 17 February 2021 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Added pictures. The watch I wear the most. Thought it was lost in the washing machine, but no, just somewhere in a box.

I had some attempts to identify the original owner. No luck. The closest was a girl with that name that visited family in Wisconsin. But not in a year the watch is from. Any tips for my search?

And yes, this beauty still needs a name!


You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Baguette Unknown [message #14547 is a reply to message #14533] Thu, 18 February 2021 08:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green
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Jenneke,

I do not think that you will find a name for this watch. 14 diamonds and gold filled does not go together well. I think that the diamond setting was added later by a jeweler on demand. I have a couple of watches which were treated that way.

May be I am wrong, but I could not find such a watch in any publication.

In my eyes this makes the watch even more worthy, it should be one of a kind.

I like it a lot!


Gruen, Gruen, Gruen ist alles was ich habe... Gruen, Gruen, Gruen is all I have...(German folklore song)
Re: Baguette Unknown [message #14549 is a reply to message #14547] Thu, 18 February 2021 14:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Aftermarket, hmmm. I was under the impression that diamonds were cheap in those days, so never doubted its originality. How could one be sure? One of a kind sounds great Very Happy

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Do you have other options with same style but without or with less diamonds?


You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Baguette Unknown [message #14551 is a reply to message #14549] Thu, 18 February 2021 16:47 Go to previous message
Barney Green
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To me the "Empress" looks like a good candidate for the base.

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