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by Barney Green
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Production run on model 62 with 833 movement
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Production run on model 62 with 833 movement

Correct what afire wrote. This is one of the reasons why I am mostly collecting ladies watches, hoping that they one day will go up in price again. This watch would probably go around $100 plus / minus 50% nowadays. Keeping in mind that $85 in 1927 would equal about $1200 nowadays these watches lost...
by Barney Green
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Production run on model 62 with 833 movement
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Production run on model 62 with 833 movement

Yes, also the movement serial points towards 1927 then, may also be 1926. I seem not to have an advertisement of this watch, but this is no wonder. The more expensive the watches were the less advertised they seem to have been. This way they made these watches more exclusive... The flip side of the ...
by Barney Green
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Production run on model 62 with 833 movement
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Production run on model 62 with 833 movement

This watch is a nice Cartouche 245, you are correct, it was built in 1927. The case serial would fit perfectly towards this year. The watch was built at least until 1929 as it can be found in the 1927 stock record book as well as the 1929 Guild book which are kind of counter catalogues. The sales pr...
by Barney Green
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Production run on model 62 with 833 movement
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Production run on model 62 with 833 movement

Ah, now there are photos...
by Barney Green
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Production run on model 62 with 833 movement
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Production run on model 62 with 833 movement

Hi Geoff, welcome to the Gruen forum! It is almost impossible to answer your questions. The 62 is not a model number, it is describing the shape of the crystal. There is most likely a number of watches with the 833 / 62 combination. As all company records are considered to be lost there is no chance...
by Barney Green
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Please Help Identify This Watch
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Please Help Identify This Watch

Hard to tell from the poor photos and without any view from the inside, but this could be the Curvex Chandler, one of the first "Curvametric" caliber 370 watches by Gruen. Curvex Chandler.JPG It was available from 1949 to 1951. But this is just a guess based on the photos, needs to be confirmed by m...
by Barney Green
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen watch
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Gruen watch

To answer the original question: no, there is no model called "Veri-Thin Curvex" from Gruen. "Veri Thin" and "Curvex" were trademarks owned by Gruen to market watches in different families. So a Gruen is either a "Veri-Thin", a "Curvex" or something else, but never a "Veri-Thin Curvex". As Jack alre...
by Barney Green
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Newer Member Assistance Pls
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Newer Member Assistance Pls

Hi Ronny,
there are thousands of Guren models, so you need to share photos and closer description. Otherwise noone here can be of help for you.

Barney
by Barney Green
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Questions about a Rectangular Filled-gold Gruen 148
Replies: 13
Views: 1033

Re: Questions about a Rectangular Filled-gold Gruen 148

Gary, yes, this is what I also though and why I tend to believe that it is not a Strap 312. Also with the 409 style number it can't be as early as a Strap 312 would be.To me it looks like this watch is not in the masterbook? Wouldn't be the only one missing. I have a few ladies watches which are mis...
by Barney Green
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Questions about a Rectangular Filled-gold Gruen 148
Replies: 13
Views: 1033

Re: Questions about a Rectangular Filled-gold Gruen 148

Hi,

I'd say that the second line on the case should read Star Watch Case 10K GFD.
This watch is strange because the style number 409 would date it not before 1940. But I still think it is Strap 321 which should be a 1936/37 watch. This deserves some more investigation I think.

Barney