a 60s Swiss Gruen handwinder gold plated joins the herd..

a 60s Swiss Gruen handwinder gold plated joins the herd..

Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

November 4th, 2011, 8:26 am #1


From Noah Fuller's collection, this great looking Gruen is keeping spot on time. Googling finds it a 1960 model. 34mm wide....

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6035/631 ... e89d_b.jpg">

 

The band is a Made in Canada flexo-fix

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6230/631 ... 83c6_b.jpg">



 
Last edited by thianwong on November 4th, 2011, 8:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: March 5th, 2009, 3:41 am

November 4th, 2011, 9:10 am #2

Very similar dial to this Helbros.



MikeyT
In the Thumb of Michigan
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November 4th, 2011, 9:45 am #3

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Joined: March 10th, 2007, 10:16 pm

November 5th, 2011, 6:02 am #4

Very similar dial to this Helbros.



MikeyT
In the Thumb of Michigan
Hi. Am also a big fan of Gtuen product. They wern't sold here in Australia. Part of their deal with Rolex I beleive. I have a large number and here are a few.







Box of Gruen spare parts





























Cheers Phil
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November 5th, 2011, 7:38 am #5

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Joined: March 10th, 2007, 10:16 pm

November 5th, 2011, 8:24 am #6

Hi mate. That is a 440 which I think is the most common. They were made between 1940 and 1949. There are many watches out there that claim to curvex but are bogus. Real curvex have 311, 330, 440 or 370 as a movement number. I have others besides those in the pictures and particularly like the battered Pan Am shown in the pics.

Many of these watches are rather small by todays standards.


Cheers Phil
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:51 pm

November 5th, 2011, 6:05 pm #7

Hi. Am also a big fan of Gtuen product. They wern't sold here in Australia. Part of their deal with Rolex I beleive. I have a large number and here are a few.







Box of Gruen spare parts





























Cheers Phil
Do you by any chance have spare parts for Gruens?
I have my Dads Gruen Precision 17 jewels watch I would like to restore and wear once in awhile but have NO clue where I can get parts for it!
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Joined: September 24th, 2005, 10:02 pm

November 5th, 2011, 6:59 pm #8

From Noah Fuller's collection, this great looking Gruen is keeping spot on time. Googling finds it a 1960 model. 34mm wide....

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6035/631 ... e89d_b.jpg">

 

The band is a Made in Canada flexo-fix

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6230/631 ... 83c6_b.jpg">



 
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Axel
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

November 5th, 2011, 9:36 pm #9

in their collection!
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November 5th, 2011, 9:48 pm #10

Do you by any chance have spare parts for Gruens?
I have my Dads Gruen Precision 17 jewels watch I would like to restore and wear once in awhile but have NO clue where I can get parts for it!
Hi mate. There are a lot of parts there, however Gruen made many models so it is a bit of a lucky dip when looking for something specific. Let me know what the movement number and case number is and I will look to see what matches. Pics of course would be good. If I don't have the bits, there are a couple of sources left. The reason I bought the stuff I have is because it comes from the 1935 to 1955 era. After that most of the watches were not manufactured at the Precision factory and ETA, FHF and other Swiss ebauches were used. Rolex purchased the Precision factory in 1958 or thereabouts. All factory stock had been sold off by then.

Cheers Phil
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