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by Gerryd
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Help with age please
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Help with age please

As promised a photo showing the front with out the face.
by Gerryd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Help with age please
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Help with age please

I'll post a photo tomorrow showing the front of watch .
by Gerryd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Help with age please
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Help with age please

Barney

I'm struggling to find any reference to the Cal 820. I've looked in my usual places and I can see that Gruen used a similar movement Alpina Cal 762 all be it slightly larger but not much. You don't have a cross reference chart to see if it is used on another cal do you?

Gerry
by Gerryd
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Help with age please
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Help with age please

Liz you say its a " pre 1920 Gruen cal 820, 9 ligne movement". I've tried to find this movement in http://cgi.julesborel.combut or http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?13&ranfft&0&2uswk but I have been unsuccessful. The upshot is that I've cleaned and lubricated the movement but the canon pini...
by Gerryd
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Omega trench watch?
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: Omega trench watch?

Afire
Thanks for the photo and the link that is helpful. I had not seen an Omega trench that had the case signed, do you know if that was made in the US or imported with the watch?

Gerry
by Gerryd
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Omega trench watch?
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Omega trench watch?

I bought this recently in a box of watches. I have managed to date it but I'm wondering if anyone on here has one of these in its original case silver or other metal and if there is does the case have any marks to link it to an Omega? Gerry https://i.imgur.com/1XNRdpe.jpg https://i.imgur.com/DGGRyJD...
by Gerryd
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Help with age please
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Help with age please

Barney
Thanks again but as always the more I (you) find out the more questions it throughs up :o . was the company using the mark before they were granted the RG registration ?

Gerry
by Gerryd
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Help with age please
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Help with age please

Barney

the two letters are RG

Gerry
by Gerryd
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Help with age please
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Help with age please

Barney Thanks for your very informative answer, $34 in 1913 was a lot of money. I think the WW1 connection certainly makes a lot of sense and would account for no external signature. You are correct in your assumption about my location to being in the UK, I have a number of import marked watches fro...
by Gerryd
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Help with age please
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Help with age please

Thanks again for the responses they answer some question but throw up others? My question is to Barney, but others can join in if they want, you say that the watches were imported but to where the only thing I'm pretty certain of it was not the UK as there are no import stamps. You also say that the...