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Strap 675 [message #4196] Mon, 08 September 2014 01:10 Go to next message
leibo is currently offline  leibo
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Gruen Apprentice
Model name :Strap 675
Type :Veri-Thin
Period/date :1952
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :10K GF with guildite back
Case Serial :L252366
Case Style no :711

Caliber :435
Movement Maker :Gruen
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Hi - I'm new to the forum. I purchased this as part of a lot on eBay, and I was wondering if someone could help me identify it or point me to where I could look.

Thanks!
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Re: New to VIntage Gruen [message #4207 is a reply to message #4196] Thu, 11 September 2014 21:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Hi and welcome to the Gruen forum. I'm sure you will find it an interesting place.

I have gone through the identification sources available to me and found your Veri-Thin model on page 153 of Bruce Shawkey's A Collector's Guide as "Strap 675". I have not been able to find a commercial model name for it, which doesn't mean that it didn't have one. Maybe one of the other Gruenites can help you there.

More information can be derived from the numbers on the case back. The Wadsworth case serial number starting with "L2" tells us that it was produced in the period 1951-1952 (1)
The second set of numbers "435-711" is showing two things. The first number tells you that the movement is caliber 435 and the second number is the so called Style Number. Style number 711 was produced from 1950 confirming the production date of the case. You can find a very clear explanation on Gruen style number logic on Mike Barnett's site GruenWristwatches.com (the link going directly to his tool).

(1) "Dating a Gruen wristwatch from a Wadsworth case serial number" by Jack Wood
Re: New to VIntage Gruen [message #4208 is a reply to message #4207] Thu, 11 September 2014 23:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gary
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Those lugs those lugs...like a splinter in my brain I keep thinking the name Continental. Though the VT Continental is round with the same flare lugs.
Re: New to VIntage Gruen [message #4209 is a reply to message #4208] Fri, 12 September 2014 16:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MikeTheWatchGuy
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Gruen Guildsman

I had a similar splinter. It was in me head somewhere....then I finally found the watch with similar lugs
A Curvex Comet
Very similar bezel

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Re: New to VIntage Gruen [message #4218 is a reply to message #4209] Mon, 15 September 2014 04:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MikeTheWatchGuy
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Maybe mine was a bigger splinter than I thought. I stumbled on one in my drawers. Similar time period. Mine is L3.

Re: New to VIntage Gruen [message #4228 is a reply to message #4218] Fri, 19 September 2014 14:23 Go to previous message
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Cool - thanks for the info!

Strap 675.

The lot had number of things that I thought were interesting - this seem to be the best "in person" once it showed up.

The lugs clearly make the watch. It reminds me of a Patek Pagoda - albeit a much cheaper one...
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