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Grana Watch

#1 Post by RobertG » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:48 am

Does anyone have information on this watch? It is a Grana. According to my family, it belonged to my Grandfather (American) and he got it at some point during WW1 or thereabouts. It doesn't look like the WW2 British models I have seen online. I'm not sure if it is a military issue or civilian watch. The number 361715 is stamped on the back. I recently found it in a drawer where its been for 50+ years and have been wearing it for the last week. It keeps good time but I need to wind it several times a day. I'm interested in getting it serviced but would first like to get more details. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Grana Watch

#2 Post by watchdoc » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:53 am

Pretty sure that watch is not WWI era, but more likely from the 50's/60's.
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Re: Grana Watch

#3 Post by prospex » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:39 am

The watch is most likely not military issued but it is from the 1940s period.

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Re: Grana Watch

#4 Post by Mugea » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:37 am

Grana was a brand of Kurth Frères aka Certina.

Due to the central second I'd estimate production time in the 50s. Would be good if we'd know the caliber number - with this info it could be possible to say more about the year the watch was made.

Can you please open the watch and have a look inside?

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Re: Grana Watch

#5 Post by RobertG » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:38 pm

Thanks all! I'll attempt to open the back and get the details on the inside and reply back in a day ort so. It seemed doubtful that it was from WW1.....

I thought Grana stopped production in 1948 though - but someone said it might be from the 1950's. Was Grana still making watches then?

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Re: Grana Watch

#6 Post by SFC » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:46 pm

The watch looks very clean. Pretty dial and lume. Family timepieces are always special. Is it all steel? The movement may help date. I think the watch is mid 40's to early 50s...somewhere around there

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Re: Grana Watch

#7 Post by zdlzdl » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:58 pm

Interesting piece

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