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Re: Gruen Veri Thin [message #8777 is a reply to message #8776] Sun, 11 February 2018 22:21 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Hi there and welcome to the vintage Gruen forums.

The style number, 387 returns a date of 1939 via this site - http://www.gruenwristwatches.com/new-dating-method-2.php

The case is marked 405 (the caliber number) but your watch movement is the 406. So it is a distinct possibility that the movement original to the watch was swapped.

The serial on the movement is high but with the plain ratchet wheel, so this is pre-reset. So 1940 is a good bet, +/- a year.

As to name.... Not finding anything in the ID books I have that are close enough to call it. It does look like strap 380 (no name though) in Shawkey's book page, 127. Interestingly, this entry is marked as having a cal 406.

Hope this helps!


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