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Curvex box

#1 Post by cmoy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:59 am

Anyone here know the approximate age of this Curvex box?

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Re: Curvex box

#2 Post by afire » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:08 am

That's one of the early types. I couldn't say exactly, but probably in the 1936-1939 range. I think it's a good match to that watch.
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#3 Post by cmoy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:16 am

Thanks afire! That's what I wanted to hear :)
afire wrote:That's one of the early types. I couldn't say exactly, but probably in the 1936-1939 range. I think it's a good match to that watch.
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#4 Post by MikeTheWatchGuy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:00 pm

There is a 1937 ad where a box very similar is featured at the center-piece. It's an early one alright.


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#5 Post by cmoy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:27 pm

Thanks Mike! I have that ad :D I want the box in this ad. Looks like plastic/hard type of case.
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Re: Curvex box

#6 Post by afire » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:09 pm

I would suspect your box predates the one in the ad. Early Gruen boxes were that sort of faux book binding type material and then went to pretty much exclusively plastic for a long time. The plastic clamshell boxes are cool and turn up on eBay occasionally, but I think yours is both rarer and more interesting. I'd take that over the plastic version any day. That said, it's probably a better match for a 311 Curvex, and I know you've got one or two, so it's all good. :D
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Re: Curvex box

#7 Post by cmoy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:49 am

Thanks afire! Will have to swap out the watch for one of my 311's :D
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Re: Curvex box

#8 Post by randy van » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:15 am

The outer box for your round inner box probably looked something like this
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#9 Post by cmoy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:22 am

DROOL!!!!!!!!! I want! :D
randy van wrote:The outer box for your round inner box probably looked something like this
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Re: Curvex box

#10 Post by thojil » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:28 am

afire wrote:That's one of the early types. I couldn't say exactly, but probably in the 1936-1939 range. I think it's a good match to that watch.
This box is registred under patent number US2157990 and was filed April 25, 1936, some 6 months after the 311 Curvex was launched. As inventor Eugine Lux is indicated who also did watch boxes for Bulova as I found through a patent search. Don't know anything else about Eugene Lux though.

The box Mike is showing in his 1937 ad is different from the patented one in having a different base and also it doesn't have the snap fastener. Haven't found a patent for that one (so far).

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