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by JackW
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Straps 126 and 127
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Straps 126 and 127

But is the theory that every model of case that Gruen ordered from Wadsworth was made in a minimum quantity of 2000 Well, the talk by Cleeves was based on his interview with a Wadsworth employee that was there in the 1950s at the end. I don't disagree with the points that anyone is making. But on n...
by JackW
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Straps 126 and 127
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Straps 126 and 127

Uh, OK...are you saying they were made on sequential batches? yes. 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. not what I meant at all. I'm suggesting is that they made the run of 2000 of one color and ...
by JackW
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Straps 126 and 127
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Straps 126 and 127

Hi Mike, Those two are quite nice. Looks like there is enamel still in the bezel design. Am I seeing that right? I'd concur that everything about those two are original. As to the discussion pertaining to Mr. Cleeves' talk and the 2000 count ordering system, I think the use of delta (e.g., the diffe...
by JackW
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen 1926 Catalog B Standardized Parts DATE
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Gruen 1926 Catalog B Standardized Parts DATE

MikeTheWatchGuy wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:50 am
Do we know how to correctly parse the number printed on the "Gruen Material Catalogs"
These numbers, printed on the covers were:
539
545
448
453
my take has been...

539 = May 1939
545 = May 1945
448 = April 1948
453 = April 1953
by JackW
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Movement Index up...
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Gruen Movement Index up...

That is much appreciated as I use your green book the most.
by JackW
Sat May 13, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Watch and Watch parts wanted
Topic: WTB - Gruen cal 157 staffs
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: WTB - Gruen cal 157 staffs

veritas123 wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 4:07 pm
You are correct . I was confusing 117 and 157.
No worries. ...and you made me go look stuff up to double check my own assumptions.
by JackW
Sat May 13, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Watch and Watch parts wanted
Topic: WTB - Gruen cal 157 staffs
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: WTB - Gruen cal 157 staffs

I measured the one I removed and it is 0.043mm give or take a 1000th of a mm. The one from Bestfit is 0.045. which is close enough, but that isn't the issue with the best fit made one... I've not encountered a reference to a change in the diameter to the hairspring shoulder for the cal 157. I would ...
by JackW
Sat May 13, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Watch and Watch parts wanted
Topic: WTB - Gruen cal 157 staffs
Replies: 4
Views: 172

WTB - Gruen cal 157 staffs

Anyone have an OEM staff for the Gruen cal 157? The Best Fit ones are just a bit off in the diameter where the balance wheel and staff meet for riveting. Rather not modify the wheel.

Would like to find two.

Thanks!
by JackW
Thu May 11, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Latest restorations before n after
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: Latest restorations before n after

Thanks for the link.