Gruen - 1874 - 1958

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Gruen - 1874 - 1958

Postby Darksider » June 22nd 2016, 9:25am

Rummage around the site below. A lot to read and enjoy. Watchlords is badass when it comes to collecting information on watches from multiple sources.




T H E G R U E N W A T C H C O M P A N Y


I N T R O D U C T I O N




"
Watchmaking was an 'art and a mystery' in those medieval days. It was an art because the bretheren of the guild loved their work and labored to produce perfect timepieces ... a 'mystery' because the secrets of the trade were jealously guarded."



—A Worthy Company of Watchmakers, 1918



"
The great idea of [Dietrich Gruen’s] life was to effect a combination of what was best in the old and new in order to bring forth an ideal that was better than either.


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To produce the watch of his dreams, he must have two things. He must have American machinery of the most advanced type—and he must have the very best craftsmen in the world—craftsmen in whom the old guild spirit of fine watchmaking still lived."



—1929 Gruen catalog


http://www.pixelp.com/gruen/

http://www.pixelp.com/gruen/contents.html
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Re: Gruen - 1874 - 1958

Postby koimaster » May 11th 2017, 9:11am

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With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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