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 Post subject: Gruen watch information
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:03 pm 
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Hi,

need help on identify this gruen piece . Not sure if its really a original piece . thanks. Was told its in 1940s ? 17 jewels . No chance to see the movement ....


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 Post subject: Re: Gruen watch information
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:21 am 
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Difficult to tell without photos from the inside, but I would not go with a 40s watch. To me this looks more like a 50s watch, most likely first half.


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 Post subject: Re: Gruen watch information
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:29 am 
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The case style suggests 60s to me. That's all I've got.

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 Post subject: Re: Gruen watch information
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:05 am 
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Tom, yes it does, but there are a few early exapmles from around 1950 with this style already. The dial says SWITZERLAND at the bottom and Gruen changed this to SWISS end of 1955. So this should be a 1950-1955 watch. As said, a view of the insde of the back and the movement would tell us more.


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 Post subject: Re: Gruen watch information
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:38 pm 
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i try to get the inside movement . thanks for the information guys . Really appreciate it
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 Post subject: Re: Gruen watch information
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:17 am 
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I checked the database of my watches and I think i have the same or at least a very similar model with a white dial. Different hands but other than that very similar and slightly higher serial number. I dated it to 1957/58, but this was some time ago when i was not yet as experienced with Gruens as today. May be i should have a check with the real watch tonight. It has a 480SS movement, that is all I can add for now.


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 Post subject: Re: Gruen watch information
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:10 pm 
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Are the radium dots on the dial, or embedded in the crystal?

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 Post subject: Re: Gruen watch information
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:02 am 
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I have a ladies, non-auto 210ss, late 40's-early 50's I believe, case # 55476 D with a similar case style.
I would guess early 50's also for poster's watch.

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