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Curvex Sentry [message #2171] Sun, 17 November 2013 22:07 Go to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Model name : Sentry
Type : Curvex
Period/date : 1942-1943
Gender : Male

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : 10K Gold Filled
Case Serial : G379368
Case Style no : 440-448

Caliber : 440
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: 8551

Bracelet : After market leather

Other info : The Sentry is the gold filled version of the Crown and was available in yellow and pink gold filled. It was available with a number of dial color variations. Re-dial done by Int. Dial.

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Life Magazine 1944
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Gruen sales brochure 1942
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Re: Curvex Sentry [message #2172 is a reply to message #2171] Mon, 18 November 2013 02:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey is currently offline  mikey
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Two Thumbs Up! Smile

Still here....
Re: Curvex Sentry [message #2174 is a reply to message #2172] Mon, 18 November 2013 13:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Going through the ads for my photos I found a strange contradiction in the naming. In some ads actually the Crown is described having a gold-filled case instead of solid gold. Maybe a copy error?

Below example is from Dec. 1940
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Re: Curvex Sentry [message #2178 is a reply to message #2174] Mon, 18 November 2013 18:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Maybe a copy error?

That would explain the price. The gold filled watch was around $55 and the gold one must be more expensive... $85?


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Re: Curvex Sentry [message #2179 is a reply to message #2178] Mon, 18 November 2013 18:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
C. Hurt is currently offline  C. Hurt
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I had noted this as well, and have always assumed it was a copy writer's mistake.
Re: Curvex Sentry [message #2186 is a reply to message #2171] Tue, 19 November 2013 17:28 Go to previous message
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Nice Piece!
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