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by afire
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: latest acquisition
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: latest acquisition

Tank wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:40 pm
This came in the mail yesterday and I was quite surprised to see how large it was.
If there's enough room for a whole "6" to be under the sub-seconds, it's bound to be a pretty good sized watch.
by afire
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Help any one can tell me more about this pocket watch!
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Help any one can tell me more about this pocket watch!

Not being a pocket watch guy, I'd never seen one before. But just google Paul Ditisheim deck watch and you'll get tons of results. If that's your watch, then you are in luck. Apparently, these are quite valuable. I'm seeing prices between $5,000 to over $20,000.
by afire
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen in the Movies - What model is this? 1949
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Gruen in the Movies - What model is this? 1949

And just to be sure, I had to consult with Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper. Skip to 3:08:45.

http://www.historicfilms.com/tapes/19981
by afire
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen in the Movies - What model is this? 1949
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Gruen in the Movies - What model is this? 1949

You are correct. I always call that case an Ace, didn't know there was a different sweep second version.
by afire
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen in the Movies - What model is this? 1949
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Gruen in the Movies - What model is this? 1949

502 to Right wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:02 am
What model is in the photo below? It looks similar to the Gruen in the movie. Although it doesn't have the railroad track chapter ring.

Picture 2697.jpg
That's an Autowind Ace. I think Barney's Helmsman ID is more likely.
by afire
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Watch Information
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Gruen Watch Information

Hi DJD1, what you are showing here is one of the most admired watches Gruen made: a Techi-Quadron. There were several versions of this watch, first introduced 1929, your version is most likely fom 1931. First time your specidic dial was shown in advertisements was to my knowledge February 1931 and ...
by afire
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Watch Information
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Gruen Watch Information

The official model is "Quadron 73" and Gruen also used the term "Techni-Quadron," but most commonly it's referred to as a "doctor's watch." These were produced from the late '20s to early '30s. The movement is a caliber 877S which was made by the Aegler company. A bit of trivia related to this watch...
by afire
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Ladies Watch Forum
Topic: Help, "Lady Elgin" Wadsworth Pilot, can you ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Help, "Lady Elgin" Wadsworth Pilot, can you ID?

You are correct, service markings. And there's no universal code, so only the watchmaker who put them there could say what they mean.
by afire
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Ladies Watch Forum
Topic: Help, "Lady Elgin" Wadsworth Pilot, can you ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Help, "Lady Elgin" Wadsworth Pilot, can you ID?

Serial number dates to circa 1922. "Pilot" means gold filled. Non-working, realistically, probably about $25. If running and keeping time, maybe $50 to $75.
by afire
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Andre Duval Question
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Andre Duval Question

"Plaq 2M" means plated, 2 microns thickness. Watches like this are sort of the equivalent of costume jewelry. They may look nice and serve their purpose, but don't really have a lot of value. I don't know what it would cost to repair, maybe just a new battery and crown. A lot of jewelers would proba...