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Autowind Farragut [message #8209] Mon, 03 July 2017 18:43 Go to previous message
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Registered: May 2013
Location: Concorès, France
Gruen Master
Model name :Farragut
Type :Autowind
Period/date :1950"s
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Gruen
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Caliber :480
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I finally finished a project that took me more than 2 years to complete. There were many parts missing and somehow it seemed too much work to get motivated. It ended up at the bottom of the list. Laughing

The Autowind FARRAGUT aka "Strap 854", featuring cal. 480, was one of Gruen's few true water resistant rectangular watch cases and was introduced in 1955. (Mike Barnett-Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide Vol.2). The only other water resistant case that I'm aware of is the Veri-Thin "Import 274" (cal. 430). I recall that both watches are shown in an older post discussing the special crystals that both of these watches require.

The dial was done by International Dial. When I have time I will make some more pictures of the inside.

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