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by Barney Green
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: my first Gruen
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: my first Gruen

The ETA2472 should run 42 hours on a fully wound mainspring. Either your movement needs a good cleaning or someone replaced the mainspring with a wrong model or shortened a broken one. I am not familiar with that movement, so I do not know where the extra jewels are sitting, they may ver likely be i...
by Barney Green
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: my first Gruen
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: my first Gruen

Does the movement have the GXC import tax stamping for Gruen? Otherwise it is either 1968 or later or was not intended to be imported into the US. The ETA2472 was produced from 1962 to 1971 as far as I know, so my dating should be about right. You should be able to get a movement for parts at eby re...
by Barney Green
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: my first Gruen
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: my first Gruen

Hi Dom, welcome to this forum. Most often Gruens do not stay alone for long :-) The Gruen Geneve brand was the brand of the independent European sales organisation. Gruen US (and Canada) eventually imported watches from them (most famous the Super-G / Airflight) starting in the mid 50s until the ear...
by Barney Green
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Men's Gruen 14K diamond dial ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Re: Men's Gruen 14K diamond dial ID

Hi Bryan,

it was introduced 1948, built until at least 1950 and did cost $150.

Barney
by Barney Green
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Men's Gruen 14K diamond dial ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Re: Men's Gruen 14K diamond dial ID

WIth this pircture I fully agree with Mike: Veri-Thin Governor...
by Barney Green
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Men's Gruen 14K diamond dial ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Re: Men's Gruen 14K diamond dial ID

May be a better fit than the Regal. Would be good to have one or two more views from different angles...
by Barney Green
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Men's Gruen 14K diamond dial ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Re: Men's Gruen 14K diamond dial ID

Not quite sure, but could this be a Veri-Thin Regal?
by Barney Green
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Help ID this Gruen
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Help ID this Gruen

Yes, absolutely. Around 1950 the average mans model had the size of todays ladies models, hence people nowadays think of them as ladies models. The round gents models of the 40s were very small, whereas the long Curvexes seemed to have double the size. The 415 caliber was the standard size caliber f...
by Barney Green
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Help ID this Gruen
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Help ID this Gruen

Hi, this looks like a pretty rare model which I have not seen yet. There is a "plain" version of this model which came without the diamonds. The plain version was called "Times Square", was introduced 1951 at $71.50 and has been built for about 2 years. Your version was introduced shortly after the ...
by Barney Green
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: 1926 ladies Gruen
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: 1926 ladies Gruen

HI Patrick, strange that the photo did not show up, I accessed your post about three times (but later it might have come from the cache...). Just when I added my post, the third picture showed up. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I have one more ad from 1927 showing the watch, which was publ...