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Recent Acquisitions Questions

#1 Post by Wynot » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:33 pm

Hi. New guy here. I've included pictures of a couple of Gruen Precision ladies' watches that I picked up a couple of months ago. Could anyone help in dating these? Any other insights would also be greatly appreciated. Also, I've read quotes for getting a watch serviced that ranged from $25 to $400. What is a reasonable number and can anyone recommend someone? I'm in Cheyenne, Wyoming so, maybe the Denver area? Thanks.
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Barney Green
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Re: Recent Acquisitions Questions

#2 Post by Barney Green » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:44 am

Hi there and welcome,

what you have there is a 1952 "All Star M" and a 1932 "Plymouth". Nice watches, both missing in my collection :-)

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Re: Recent Acquisitions Questions

#3 Post by Wynot » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:36 pm

Thanks Barney! That's terrific information. Would you happen to know what they originally retailed for? Or, for that matter, what a collector such as yourself might value them at today? I understand the 307 movement is said to be rare and its case, to me, is a nice example of art deco styling. And the 275 All Star M, of course, has the 14K case going for it but, values I've seen seem to be all over the place. Thanks again.

Rod

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Re: Recent Acquisitions Questions

#4 Post by Barney Green » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:55 am

Rod,

the "All Star M" did cost $65 as an introductory offer in September and October, from November 1952 on the price was $71.50.
The Plymouth did cost $49.75.

You should be able to get probably double the price nowadays.

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Re: Recent Acquisitions Questions

#5 Post by Wynot » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:30 am

Barney,

Thank you very much. The depth of your knowledge is impressive. Do these watches belong in your collection?

Rod

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Re: Recent Acquisitions Questions

#6 Post by Barney Green » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:49 am

Rod,

they would belong into my collection, yes, definitely :-)
I have specialized in ladies Gruens hence my knowledge in these is a bit wider...

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Re: Recent Acquisitions Questions

#7 Post by Wynot » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:24 pm

I don't think the PM feature is functional for me yet. If you email me at Wynot307@aol.com maybe we can work something out.

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