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Dedicated to 100% to Gruen Watches... "All Gruen, All the Time"
Please check out the NEW identification books. There's nothing else like them for ANY brand of watch
Enjoy a few restorations - Most are, hopefully, now being worn daily
Sorry about the ordering of the pictures being off. Some watches have 2 or more pictures that go together.
It gives you a chance to play "Match the Gruens" - What watch does the back 330 228 go to?
Decade Series books available at a 15% discount. Now available at $27. Details in Bookstore
The above pictures are high quality pictures. So, click on them and then don't be afraid to zoom way in with your browser. Find the Style Numbers and see if you can figure out the model name. Or use your newly purchased Decade Series books shown below to ID them.
New section added - videos of stunning restored Gruen watches. It's as close to wristatch-porn that you'll find. Navigate to it by clicking "Videos" on the menu running across the page above.
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Finally a Ladies ID this Week
Another Tixntox find... HE'S on fire this week
He actually found more than one image of a Hopkins, both differently displayed, to provide even more evidence of his find.
"New to Me Gruen of the Week"
I've been friends with eBay seller tixntox since my Volume 1 ID book was released.
This week he surprised me with at least two identifications from my most recent books. One is the VT Banner below. The other Gruen is this awesome, wildly faceted crystal Veri-Thin Regal. You can find more pictures and information about this watch at this address.
The crystal is wild. I've included one more picture that shows it well. Very cool design by Gruen's designers. Imagine the fun sitting in on a few of their design meetings....
"Already on Fire Watch of the Week"
I've been buds with tixntox since my Volume 1 ID book was released. I believe it was an Epoch that he used it first for.
This week he has a nice looking Veri-Thin Banner. Most folks already know the name, and some the date. He's been super nice, polite, and while I haven't purchased a Gruen from him, his 100% feedback and personal interaction makes me believe he has good solid products.
The link for this VT Banner is here
"Wildfire Watch of the Week"
For the past year or two I have randomly contacted eBay sellers to give them more info on their watches. Some didn't care and were more interested in making a buck, others were quite thankful. As a result I've built some nice friendships. I hope to have influenced the prices a tiny bit perhaps. :-)
This week I identified a watch for time-restored. I've done several for him. The watch is a rather common one, but no one on eBay has been using the real model name that I've ever seen. Heck, I didn't know the model name either despite seeing probably 50 or 60 of them.
In my The 1950's book I found it advertised twice. The name of the watch is the Barrister. Here is the ad for the watch with the model name. There's already another person on ebBay that saw the ad and used it as well. Hopefully it'll stick.
A very nicely restored Barrister sold by Gary at Time-Restored. You can find more of his watches here on eBay: Time-Restored eBay Items . Great guy with really nice looking watches!
"Smoldering but with Some Wind Could Be - Wildfire Watch of the Week"
This 1954 Richmond is a watch we've all also seen a LOT on eBay or even owned several. I'm sure I have. They're just common for some reason. I saw, in The 1950's Decade Book many years with it advertised. It wasn't until 1954 that I saw an ad with the name. The Style Number marks it at around 1953 which seems close as I did see some in 1953.
While not officially buzzing in eBay ads, I expect it to show up shortly. If you're an eBay seller, please give me a little credit for giving you info to help raise the price of your now named watch.
Have fun kids.
This is THE watch that hooked me, yanked me into the world of Gruens. It started the obsession I suppose. Until I restored this specific watch, I had never heard the name "Gruen" before (honest). I had this watch for sale on eBay and kept looking at it thinking "this is the most beautiful watch I've ever seen; why am I selling it?
So, here I am after publishing 5 or 6 Gruen books, doing long hours of research, filling in some of the missing pieces that were destroyed, tragically , when the company changed hands in 1954. I hope you too will find the beauty in these watches and join the growing number of Gruen fans.
Now AVAILABLE - The new Gruen Decade series of identification books. Available for purchase in the Gruen bookstore. Over 4,500 watches shown! A HUGE 950 page compilation of Gruen watches.
THREE new books to help you find more information about your Gruen watches
New method for dating Gruen wristwatches now available for Gruen collectors. Get the details here
FREE Windows software available on the same information page for quickly determining your watch's approximate date (using this new technique)
This method was published in the AWCI (American Watchmakers Clockmakers Institute) and most recently by the NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) in the NAWCC Bulletin's April issue. It was the featured article of the month so that members and non-members could read it. Should you wish to read the NAWCC''s publication, you can find the current NAWCC Bulletin version of the article here on the NAWCC's website.
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