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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
OVERHAULED
RESTORED

WWII
1945

GRUEN
ALL STEEL CASE
SWEEPS SECONDS
ILLUMINATED
BUMPER AUTOMATIC
MILITARY WATCH

31.4 x 41 mm


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GRUEN PRODUCED 8 DESIGNS FOR THE DEFENSE SERVICES
1942 ADD DEMONSTRATES THAT MORE MILITARY WATCHES
WERE PRODUCED FOR DIRECT SALES.THAN GOVERNMENT WATCHES
PROVES MY POINT THAT THE BEST MILITARY WATCHES WERE THESE

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An automatic or self-winding watch is a mechanical watch that winds the mainspring with a pendulam/rotor/weight through the natural wrist motion of the wearer’s arm. There are three designes that evolved, the 180 BUMPER, the 360 ROTOR, and the MICRO-ROTOR. All self winding watches have a PENDULUM – ROTOR – WEIGHT THAT MOVES WITH WIST ACTION WINDING THE MAINSPRING.

APPROXIMATE DATES OF AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCHES

1923 180 BUMPER WAS PATENTED- PRODUCTION WAS FROM 1928 – 1950'
FULL 360 ROTOR ROLEX WAS FIRST DEVELOPED BY ROLEX IN 1930, ALL OTHER 360 ROTOR AUTOMATICS WERE DESIGNED 1950 ON
THE MICRO ROTOR WAS DEVELOPED IN 1957

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THE BUMPER 180 WAS DESIGNED AND PATENTED BY JOHN HARWOOD IN THE UK IN 1923. “BUMPERS” WOULD EVENTUALLY HAVE A WEIGHT THAT MOVEED 180 DEGREES BACK AND FORTH TO WIND THE MAIN SPRING. BUMPERS WOUND ONLY ONE WAY. YOU CAN FEEL THE WEIGHT “BUMP” OR “HAMMER” WHEN YOU MOVE THE WATCH BACK AND FORTH. THE WEIGHT OR PENDULUM ACTUALLY BUMPS OFF SPRINGS ATTACHED TO THE MOVEMENT. WITH CASE BACK OFF, THE WEIGHT /ROTOR IS PROMINENT, IT SITS ON TOP YET EVEN WITH THE TOP BRIDGE OF THE MOVEMENT —LIKE THE BOTTOM OF A HORSE SHOE.

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THE 360 DEGREE ROTOR AUTOMATIC WAS DESIGNED BY ROLEX IN 1930. THE REST OF THE WATCH INDUSTRY DID NOT PRODUCE A FULL 360 AUTOMATIC UNTIL 1950. THE ” FULL ROTOR AUTO WIND” HAVE A 360 DEGREE ROTOR THAT SWINGS COMPLETELY AROUND THE MOVEMENT. THE ROTOR/PENDULUM IS USUALLY HALF THE SIZE OF THE MOVEMENT AND SITS OVER THE MOVEMENT. ONE CANNOT ACCESS MOST PARTS OF THE MOVEMENT WITHOUT REMOVING THE ROTOR AND ITS ASSOCIATED PARTS AND BRIDGES. YOU WILL FEEL IT GO ROUND THE MOVEMENT– RATHER THAN BACK AND FORTH. IN FACT, THESE SHOULD BE MOVED IN A CIRCULAR MOVEMENT. IF YOU MOVE THE WATCH FAST IN CIRCULAR MOTION YOU CAN PLACE THE WATCH TO YOUR EAR AND HEAR THE ROTOR SPINNING.


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THE “MICRO ROTOR” SITS IN THE MOVEMENT, THE TOP OF THE ROTOR IS EVEN OR BELOW EVEN WITH THE TOP BRIDGE. IT IS SLIGHTLUY LARGER THAN THE BALANCE AND IS POSITIONED IN THE MOVEMENT LIKE THE BALANCE. THE MINIATURE ROTOR IS HALE THE SIZE OF THE MICRO ROTOR ASSEMBLY, AND, JUST IKE THE FULL ROTOR , IT WINDS WITH 360 DEGREE MOTION.

“Micro-rotor movements are aesthetically much more pleasing and Buren was the first company to introduce them, they succeeded in making a very thin, very accurate automatic movement by employing revolutionary mechanisms that functioned reasonably well in a variety of different levels of execution and elaboration. In the mid 50s, Uhrenfabrik Büren A.G. designed and patented the first ever micro-rotor automatic watch movement. In 1957, heir “planetary rotor” automatic movement was released in what was called the “Super Slender” line. Compared to bulky 360 automatic movements, with a large rotor sitting attop a bridge on top of the movement, the planetary rotor was the flattest automatics of its time. A fe other companies would produce watches with micro rotors including Hamilton’s “Thin-O-Matic” line and the Universal Geneva micro-rotor. Thes companies would compete with the thinnest automatic watches in the world for many years. The most famous implementation of the Buren micro-rotor was to be found in Hamilton’s “Thin-O-Matic” line

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GRUEN
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IT TAKES TIME TO LOCATE GREAT CANDIDATES.
ALONG THE WASY YOU EAT 2 OF EVERY 5
THOSE RE THE ONES VENDERS SWEAR  RUN
BUT RUN SOME THEN DIE

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WITH ALL STAINLESS CASE
ORIGINAL CROWN
SCREW DOWN BACK
THIS BEAUTY IS JUST THAT
 

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PLEASE DISREGARD BLACK LEFT OVER ROUGH
IT SHOWS WHEN PICS ARE TAKEN
WE CLEAN AFTER BUT IT TAKES 3 HOURS  PAGE
SO NO TIME FOR NEW PICS
IT WILL ARRIVE LACKING THE
LEFT OVER BUFF COMPOUND

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BLACK DIAL

ILLUMINATED MARKERS NUMBERS AND HANDS

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THE DIAL IS FACTORY FITTED TO FIT INTO TOP BEZEL
 
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ILLUMINATED HANDS W/RED SWEEPSU

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AWESOME LEATHER STRAP W/RECTANGULAR HOLES

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WITH STAINLESS
DUAL BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
DEPLOYMENT
 
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WITH STAINLESS
DUAL BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
DEPLOYMENT

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WITH STAINLESS
DUAL BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
DEPLOYMENT

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WITH STAINLESS
DUAL BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
DEPLOYMENT

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WITH STAINLESS
DUAL BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
DEPLOYMENT

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COOL CASE
HAVE NEVER SEEN SIMILAR
 
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RE-ILLUMINATED

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I FORGOT TO TAKE A PIC SO THE ABOVE PIC IS
TO DEMONSTRATE THE AF LUMINOVA

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ALL THE GOODIES

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SIGNED
 
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OVER HAULED

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Gruen 400SS

Features
automatic (bumper)
sweep second

Data
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 34h

 

 

ca. 1942 : GXC, 1G 69731, Gruen Watch Co, Precision Switzerland,
17 Jewels, Autowind Veri-Thin, Patented; Incabloc.


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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!  

 

TAUBERT & FILS

Taubert & Fils was one of the finest Geneva based case makers and specialists in the manufacture of high quality dirt and moisture-resistant cases. The company’s case stamp was F.B. within a cartouche.

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