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READY TO WEAR
OVERHAULED
ALL ORIGINAL


VINTAGE
1955
GRUEN
GERMAN MADE
GRUEN PRECISION

WITH

1955

German Dugena

985
(ETABase)

SWEEP SECONDS
17 JEWELS
INCABLOC SHOCK SYSTEM

WITH

GERMAN MADE
CASE AND DIAL

WITH

HAND MADE
OILED LEATHER
TURNED EDGES
LEATHER STRAP

[OTHER CHOICES AVAILABLE]

WITH

$35.00
TWIN BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
LEATHER STRAP
STAINLESS STEEL
DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE

31.3 X 38.2
W/O CROWN

31.3 X 44.2

W CROWN


WITH

FREE ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

WITH

FREE ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE
ALL HISTORY OUTLINED BELOW INCLUDED
PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 4 WEEKS FOR LINK

WITH

FREE METAL GSW WATCH BOX

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[ABOVE LEFT] THIS ADD FEATURES THE GRUEN GUILD. A PARTNERSHIP WITH ALPINA [& DUGENA] OF GERMANY AND GRUEN. - [ABOVE RIGHT] WITH LITERALLY MILLIONS OF WWII SOLDIERS DURING AND ONLY A FRACTION RECEIVING  MILITARY ISSUE WATCHES. THE WATCH INDUSTRY PRODUCED   WATCHES FOR SOLDIERS. A 1942 GRUEN ADVERT OFFERED 8 MODELS FOR 8 DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF THE US ARMED FORCES .

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THIS IS A RARE ORIGINAL CONDITION GRUEN
PRECISION RADIUM DIAL MADE COMPLETELY IN GERMANY. DIAL, CASE AND MOVEMENT
ARE SIGNED
GERMANY

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Dietrich Gruen
Born in Germany in 1847, Dietrich Gruen would strive to learn the sciences and at 15 years of age would become  a watchmaker's apprentice. After 3 years in Switzerland, he emigrated to the U.S.A.  By 1874, he would patent a safety pinion for pocket watches which prevented damage to the watch movement if the watch's mainspring broke.


Columbus Watch Manufacturing Company
In an 1876 partnership with the son of a prominent Columbus, Ohio watchmaker and businessman, W.J. Savage, Dietrich Gruen's son of started the Columbus Watch Manufacturing Company to import movements from Switzerland, then finish and install Gruen's 1874 safety pinion design.

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EVERY PART AND PORTION BESIDES A BALANCE
STAFF AND MAINSPRING IS ORIGINAL. THE
PATINA ON DIAL IS EVEN SMOOTH AND SIMPLY
CANNOT BE DUPLICATED. MARKERS HAD RADIUM IN-BETWEEN AND DOTS AT NUMERALS WERE
RADIUM AND HAND WINDOWS WERE
ILLUMINATED WITH RADIUM.

ROCK IS A HOUND FOR RE-ILLUMINATING.
WHEN HE DOES NOT RELUME YOU KNOW
THE WATCH DIAL IS SPECIAL AND VALUABLE.
THE COLOR OF THE DEPLETED RADIUM IS A
LIGHT MINT CREME ORANGE.
THE PICTURES DO NO JUSTICE

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Columbus Watch Company
Refinanced and reorganized in 1882 under the new name “Columbus Watch Company”, Gruen started manufacturing complete movements in the U.S.A. Only a year later, during the Panic of 1893, shareholders forced Gruen out and reincorporated as the New Columbus Watch Company, which ceased operations 1903.

D. Gruen & Son
In partnership with his son, Frederick G. Gruen, Dietrich Gruen founded a new company in 1894. D. Gruen & Son designed a line of pocket watch movements which incorporated with an escapement designed by Moritz Grossman and were manufactured by a German watchmaking firm in Glasshütte, Germany.

 

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SUPER CLOSE UP MAGIGFICATION SHOWS THE DIAL
MAKERS MARK
"GERMANY". THE HISTORIC
FACTS OF TIES THAT BOUND GRUEN TO
GERMANY ARE IMMENSE. THROUGH TWO
WORLD WARS WHER
E GERMANY WAS PROMINENT
TO SAY THE LEAST AT WARFARE, GRUEN AND
DESCENDANTS KEPT THE COMPANY GOING ,
AND STILL MAINTAINED TIES TO HIS MOTHERLAND. THROUGHOUT THE COMPANIES MANY CHANGES,
NAMES,  FAMILY TIES, GRUEN WAS SUPREME..

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THE PRECISION BRANDING BY GRUEN WOULD OUTLAST THE CURVEX AND THE SUPER THIN AND TALL THE OTHER MODELS THAT WERE STUNNING AND COSTLY. THE PRECISION SAID EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS. NO EXTRA VOWELS OR NOUNS NEEDED. SIMPLY THE GRUEN PRECISION!

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WE SEE THAT THE MOVEMENT BOLDLY   INFORMS US THAT GRUEN'S ROOTS ARE DISPLAYED PROMINENTLY WITH "GRUEN WATCH CO" AND "GERMANY". PROUDLY IT IS  EMPHASIZED WITH CLEAR PRECISE FONTS GRAVED WITH PRECISION IN A MOVEMENT THAT SCREAMS PRECISION!

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D. Gruen & Sons
D. Gruen & Son would again alter their name to reflect the addition of another son, George J. Gruen, in 1897, and the company would move again this time to Cincinnati, Ohio and movements were still being manufactured in Glasshütte, Germany.

D. Gruen, Sons & Co
By 1900 D. Gruen & Sons became D. Gruen, Sons & Co when a partial merging with a Swiss company. Glasshütte, Germany would be traded for Biel/Bienne, Switzerland and a subsidiary formed and named “The Gruen Watch Manufacturing Company”.

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THE GRUEN PRECISION HAS A CHROMED CASE WITH STAINLESS STEEL SCREW DOWN CASE BACK.
CONDITION IS EXCELLENT.

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SOME FINISH WEAR ALONG BOTTOM EDGES AND UNDER LUGS FROM SKIN MOISTURE OVER THE DECADES. BUT IT HAS NO EFFECT. WE COULD PLATE IT BUT THIS BEAUTY REQUIRES NO RESTORATION OUTSIDE OF CLEANING. IT IS WORTH MORE AND LOOKS BETTER AS IT IS!

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YOU CAN SEE IT AS DISCOLORATION AROUND
CASE BACK. EXTREMELY MINOR.

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HERE A HI RESOLUTION PICTURE SHOWS WEAR
UNDER LUGS AND DISCOLORATION AROUND
CASE BACK LEDGE. THIS FROM SALTY
MOISTURE. SIMPLY WIPING WITH CLOTH
AFTER WEARING A WATCH  WOULD ENSURE
ITS INTEGRITY. BUT AGAIN, THIS IS MAGNIFIED
HI RES. THE GREAT NOTE IS THAT ONLY
LEATHER BANDS WERE USED. LUGS ARE LIKE
THEY SHOULD BE AND NOT WORN.

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The Gruen Watch Company

The greatest merger and name change occurred in 1922 when D. Gruen, Sons & Co, Cincinnati, The Gruen Watch Manufacturing Co, Biel/Bienne Switzerland, and the Gruen National Watch Case Co were merged to form “The Gruen Watch Company” in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. And when the 1930 Depression hit, The Gruen Watch Company arranged a deal with Germany's famous "Alpina" watch company to produce a dual branded Alpina/Gruen watch. And when American watch companies began to lose market share to Swiss imports after WWII  and began to move their manufacturing to Switzerland all through the 1940s and 1950s, Gruen, who had always manufactured watch movements in Germany or Switzerland, launched the '21' series of wristwatches (named for their 21-jewel movements) which were entirely made in the United States. (though movements were still made in Germany or Switzerland. But by 1953, the Gruen family would sell their interest in the company and, without the Gruens, the The Gruen Watch Company was broken up and sold in 1958.

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ATTACHED IS AN ATTACHED HAND MADE, BEAUTIFUL, RUGGED YET SOPHISTICATED OIL SKIN STRAP. FEELS LIKE SUEDE YET IS DURABLE AS POLISHED LEATHER. IF YOU WOULD DESIRE A DIFFERENT STRAP,
LET US KNOW BEFORE INVESTING..

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TURNED EDGES COLOR MACH STITCHING

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YOU CAN SEE WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE
ADDITIONALLY A DUAL BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE STAINLESS STEEL
35.00 DEPLOYMENT IS INCLUDED

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A REAL JEWEL

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BLUE IS PROTECTIVE TAPE

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SOLID YET SOFT TO TOUCH

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DEPLOYMENT OPEN

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STRAPS  LAST 2 TO 4 TIMES LONGER W/DEPLOYMENT

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BOTH SIDES CLOSED

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TAPE COMES OFF EASY

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NOTE CASE IS SIGNED GERMANY

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German Dugena
985

(ETA 2390, 2404 Base)

Features
manual wind
sweep second
incabloc


Data
10.5'''
17jewels
f = 18000 A/h


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CONDITION
-EXCELLENT-
WATCH WINDS SETS RUNS


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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 589.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 

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  discounts from our advertised pricing!