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by Barney Green
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Need crystal for Gruen Curvex
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Need crystal for Gruen Curvex

Took a while but I found the crystal after some searching.
This should be the fitting crystals with size 28.7 x 15.5 mm:
SUC MU175
GS MT377

Barney
by Barney Green
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Need crystal for Gruen Curvex
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Need crystal for Gruen Curvex

First of all: this is a nice watch! But, it is not a Curvex. Some call these Pre-Curvex which is not true as well. This watch was built around 1937/1938 a obut two years after the introduction of the first Curvex and can be called a "poor mans Curvex". It does notwhere call itself Curvex, not at the...
by Barney Green
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Bing Crosby’s Gruen
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: Bing Crosby’s Gruen

Interesting!
a) it is "only" gold filled.
b) of cause it is pink gold. 1942 was the high time of pink gold watches.
by Barney Green
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: can you id this vintage Gruen ladies wristwatch from my Grandmother?
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: can you id this vintage Gruen ladies wristwatch from my Grandmother?

Probably good news, this 1950 ad shows the full band and it appears to be single stranded. So even they supplied different bands or, which I believe is true, the view in the first ad was misleading. I have checked 47 ads now and they all seem to show the same bracelet. This would mean that the brace...
by Barney Green
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: can you id this vintage Gruen ladies wristwatch from my Grandmother?
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: can you id this vintage Gruen ladies wristwatch from my Grandmother?

Hi Jennifer, oh, sorry to hear that the watch is broken. A repair would most likely exceed its monetary value by far. Changing the band is affordable though. If there can heard something inside you should probably better not open it for just looking for the numbers. Let's simply assume it is the Ven...
by Barney Green
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: can you id this vintage Gruen ladies wristwatch from my Grandmother?
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: can you id this vintage Gruen ladies wristwatch from my Grandmother?

Hi Jennifer, thank you very much for the additional information and the picture sent. I can confirm that the band looks like the original one which was with the Veri-Thin Venice, so probably no bridal gift :-) Or your Grandpa was very generous buying the Bride model with the snake band which was mor...
by Barney Green
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: can you id this vintage Gruen ladies wristwatch from my Grandmother?
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: can you id this vintage Gruen ladies wristwatch from my Grandmother?

Hi, did your Grandma probaby mary in 1951? This is the "Veri-Thin Bride" which was introduced 1948 and available until 1951, may be early 1952. It came with a chord band which seem to have been replaced later. The model was also available with a snake bracelet it was then called "Veri-Thin Venice". ...
by Barney Green
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Veri-Thin 335-690 Hollywood watch
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Gruen Veri-Thin 335-690 Hollywood watch

Perfect, I love it!
There are some really extraordinary designs made in the early fifties. Absolutely unique.
I have one ad from 1952 showing it with a leather band, but in 1950 it was a black suede, so this is 100% authentic.
by Barney Green
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Veri-Thin 335-690 Hollywood watch
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Gruen Veri-Thin 335-690 Hollywood watch

This is indeed the Veri-Thin Hollywood which was introduced in 1950. I am not aware of any ads after 1952 currently, so I assume that it had a three year lifetime. It came with a black suede band matching the background of the dial and did cost $71.50. Todays value? Always the amount someone is will...
by Barney Green
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Ladies watch identification
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Ladies watch identification

Hi Shelby. happy to hear that I was able to help. The watch should run about 36 hours on a full wind. Though it is possible to overwind this kind of watch it should be possible to give the crown about 30 turns for a full wind. Once you reach the full wind you willl feel a resistance, so if you donÄt...