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Curvex Captain (440) [message #5300] Sat, 21 March 2015 04:29 Go to next message
Gary
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Model name: Curvex Captain
Period/date: 1943 (Wadsworth case serial number prefix)
Gender: Mens
Case Maker: Wadsworth
Case Material: 10 karat gold filled over sterling silver
Case Serial: G328487
Case Style no: 440 498
Caliber: 440
Movement Maker: Gruen Precision
Movement Serial: 5926
Other: Model name comes from various ads in the reference section of the forum and can be also found in Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide Volume 1.

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Re: Curvex Captain (440) [message #5321 is a reply to message #5300] Mon, 23 March 2015 18:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pictured here is a 10K YGF version. The dial was refinished by buffing out the tarnish to a original finish. The numerals are not affected by the buffing action because of the enamel make up. However the Curvex logo on these dials was of normal print and would get buffed away in the process.

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Re: Curvex Captain (440) [message #5341 is a reply to message #5321] Fri, 27 March 2015 19:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Curvex Captain (440) [message #5346 is a reply to message #5341] Fri, 27 March 2015 23:24 Go to previous message
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Here is another 1943 Captain. This one is also 10K gold fill over silver. The re-dial on this one is one of the best I've seen. Too bad they didn't take time to include the Curvex logo.

The watch looks fantastic on the wrist even for the small 35mm square size of the era. One of my favorite dress Gruens.
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