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Quadron 84 [message #3885] Fri, 20 June 2014 20:12 Go to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Model name : Quadron 84
Type : Quadron
Period/date : 1930
Gender : male

Case Maker : Wadsworth
Case Material : 14k gold filled reinforced with extra gold (green gold)
Case Serial : 5441696
Case Style no : 8W

Caliber : 157
Movement Maker : Marc Favre et cie
Movement Serial: 1110838

Bracelet : Sturdy with sliding folding ratchet buckle and flattened heavy soldered curb link chain effect

Other info : No repair or cleaning marks inside the case!

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Re: Quadron unknown [message #3886 is a reply to message #3885] Fri, 20 June 2014 20:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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A green green Gruen!!! Horror.

The bracelet is interesting. I believe that it is original to the watch and not cobled together.
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I saw a similar Sturdy one in an advertisement on this beautiful website.

The dial needs a cleening. Normally I use a cotton bud with silver polish cream. But not sure what that does with the gold... Maybe a dipping like Thojil does is better.


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Re: Quadron unknown [message #8535 is a reply to message #3886] Sun, 10 December 2017 21:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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A few years later and is has been to the watchmaker. New crystal and COA so the movement is working again. Could not find a good matching band or clasp. I put a make shift gold colored clasp on it so I can wear it.

Could this be a Quadron 84?

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Re: Quadron unknown [message #8536 is a reply to message #8535] Sun, 10 December 2017 22:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Very nice!

I've two Quadron's sitting on my bench, they've been there for some time now just waiting for the correct donor movement to come along. Glad to see that you have this one back to running condition. Sometimes, it need some time to do things right.


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Re: Quadron unknown [message #8541 is a reply to message #8535] Sun, 10 December 2017 23:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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Nice watch, Jenneke!
Hard to tell what color the gold is from the photos,
but if yours is yellow gold it is a Quadron 87;green gold is a Quadron 84.
Either way it's a nice one.


"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
Re: Quadron unknown [message #8542 is a reply to message #8536] Sun, 10 December 2017 23:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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Jack,
What caliber movement are you looking for?
Is it for a specific model?



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Re: Quadron unknown [message #8544 is a reply to message #8542] Mon, 11 December 2017 02:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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timeliz wrote on Sun, 10 December 2017 23:29
Jack,
What caliber movement are you looking for?
Is it for a specific model?
They are both the cal 157, but they are the Alpina versions, with flat hairsprings. Seems that the staff's are a slightly different size.

These two...

http://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&goto=854 3&#msg_8543

and

http://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&th=1178& amp;start=0&


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Re: Quadron unknown [message #8545 is a reply to message #8544] Mon, 11 December 2017 05:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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Looks like I only have the normal variety 157 that came cased in a listed Quadron model.
I'll keep a look-out.


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Re: Quadron unknown [message #8548 is a reply to message #8545] Mon, 11 December 2017 19:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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It is green gold!

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Re: Quadron unknown [message #8550 is a reply to message #8548] Mon, 11 December 2017 22:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Jenneke,

your Quadron 84 was built in 1930 and is one of the last nameless Quadrons. In 1930 Gruen started to give sales names to their new introductions, this one appeared just slightly before...

Barney


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Re: Quadron unknown [message #8551 is a reply to message #8550] Mon, 11 December 2017 22:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Ow no! Bummer.

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Re: Quadron unknown [message #8556 is a reply to message #8551] Tue, 12 December 2017 00:56 Go to previous message
timeliz
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I guess I should have read your description Rolling Eyes
I really only looked at the pics. Very Happy


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