1931 Gruen Precision

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1931 Gruen Precision

Postby kevco » April 12th 2017, 8:51am

Just back from service plus new main spring.
14k heavy gold plated case.
Style no. 108. movement cal. 123
On Gemex stretch bracelet.
Not much to others, but I like it.

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Re: 1931 Gruen Precision

Postby conjurer » April 12th 2017, 8:53am

Very nice, Mr. Co! It's always fine to see a grand old watch brought back from the dead--especially one that escaped being melted down for its gold.
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Re: 1931 Gruen Precision

Postby gerdson » April 12th 2017, 9:49am

Great Art Deco design - I like it! I must admit though - it is not a watch I would invest into. Although maybe I would - I had a small 30ies watch serviced, in a rectangle stainless steel case. Which I will likely never wear. :D
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Re: 1931 Gruen Precision

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » April 12th 2017, 11:00am

Bit of a pity that it has an integrated bracelet, but otherwise, it's a nice watch. Heavy patina on the dial, but it's kinda cool this way. Some of that patina is probably dirt, though. In 1931, it would have been quite avant-garde, especially given the hour markers more typical of watches made from the late 1930s on.
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Re: 1931 Gruen Precision

Postby bobbee » April 12th 2017, 2:00pm

Cool watch, very similar in several respects (patina and hour markers) to my 1934 Bulova Oakley.



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Re: 1931 Gruen Precision

Postby Mortuus » April 12th 2017, 5:56pm

Very, very lovely oldy, Kev, one I would certainly have wanted to see back in service again. Congratulations, sir! 8-)
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Re: 1931 Gruen Precision

Postby kevco » April 13th 2017, 5:55am

Mortuus wrote:Very, very lovely oldy, Kev, one I would certainly have wanted to see back in service again. Congratulations, sir! 8-)



Thanks Uncle Don.

From a value standpoint I always struggle with the idea of having to spend 75-100 bucks for a watch that might be worth...well..75-100 bucks. I just hate to see these old masters fade away.
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Re: 1931 Gruen Precision

Postby Mortuus » April 13th 2017, 3:39pm

kevco wrote:
Mortuus wrote:Very, very lovely oldy, Kev, one I would certainly have wanted to see back in service again. Congratulations, sir! 8-)



Thanks Uncle Don.

From a value standpoint I always struggle with the idea of having to spend 75-100 bucks for a watch that might be worth...well..75-100 bucks. I just hate to see these old masters fade away.
Just an FYI--back of watch has the inscription W. HARPENAU CINTI. O.

Someone someday will say.." He really cared about his watches".

That's good enough for me
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Couldn't have expressed the idea any better, sir...well damned said, Kev; you deserve yet another MSM! 8-)
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Re: 1931 Gruen Precision

Postby TemerityB » April 13th 2017, 8:27pm

kevco wrote:Not much to others, but I like it.


That's all that counts, kev. Count me impressed.
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