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by MikeTheWatchGuy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Survey of Gruen Material Catalogs
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Survey of Gruen Material Catalogs

this post reminder me that I had this box. when would this box have been from? DSC05472.JPGDSC05473.JPG This is a COOL box! I think I have a similar one. I believe these are 1940s or 1950s boxes. Gruen re-used the early Time Hill era photos and drawings, particularly around the anniversary dates. I...
by MikeTheWatchGuy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Straps 126 and 127
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Straps 126 and 127

Big thank you to master-researcher Bazzab for locating this Strap 206 for sale (192218363067) (thank you Empressissi for permission to post your photos). This time there should be little doubt if the cases were made as part of the same "batch". The case and movement serial number match down to HUNDR...
by MikeTheWatchGuy
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Survey of Gruen Material Catalogs
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Survey of Gruen Material Catalogs

Thanks for the info Jack! I've got the price lists you mentioned too. Sometimes they're in the books, sometimes not. I think other docs are out there, yet to be found. That gap is too darned large. All of those docs that I posted in the photo are contained in the Repairer's Reference (now on Amazon ...
by MikeTheWatchGuy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Survey of Gruen Material Catalogs
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Survey of Gruen Material Catalogs

It struck me that perhaps there are MORE Gruen Material Catalogs yet to be discovered. Maybe some reader already has one that isn't yet known to the rest of the community but doesn't know it. Perhaps showing the covers of the "known universe of Gruen Material Catalogs" will help uncover more previou...
by MikeTheWatchGuy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Straps 126 and 127
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Straps 126 and 127

Dang, I thought the science and math behind the decrypting of the "Gruen Movement Caliber Numbering Scheme" I'm working are thony.

This "Gruen Product Schedule as a function of the 'eBay Scarcity Function'" sounds even more fascinating! Do tell!

;)
by MikeTheWatchGuy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Airflight
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Airflight

CONGRATS!

That's one sharp watch
by MikeTheWatchGuy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Straps 126 and 127
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Straps 126 and 209

I'll just keep tacking on.... oy.... Changed the title line. In terms of "model names", I think that my white gold version is a Strap 209. It matches the case and the DIAL most importantly. It explains the metal painted dial and hands being so different. The Strap 209 is on page 47 of The Catalog an...
by MikeTheWatchGuy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Straps 126 and 127
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Straps 126 and 127

I'm wondering now if there WAS more than 1 run of these cases :o Maybe one run was enough for these. Interestingly the Wadsworth serial number that is stamped in the case shown in the Strap 127 on page 42 of the Gruen Watch Catalog is 5404014 My white gold 5404368 They are in the same 1,000's digit ...
by MikeTheWatchGuy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Straps 126 and 127
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Straps 126 and 127

Uh, OK...are you saying they were made on sequential batches? Maybe not the same birthday but they day after. Or months / years later? I can't imagine why they would tear down the dies, make other cases, the set them back up again to run a different type of material through. Seems like if Wadsworth ...
by MikeTheWatchGuy
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Straps 126 and 127
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Straps 126 and 127

Guess I should have also pointed out that the movements are BOTH caliber 315, NOT the 705 stamped in the back of the case :-)