I am pleased to offer for sale the following exceptionally designed vintage Gruen timepiece, a men's 14kt Solid Yellow Gold model that dates to ca 1951. This fancy knotted lug model is in excellent condition, a mid century, Retro Modern design.
The unique dual Swiss/American Gruen Watch Co. specially positioned the company to combine fine Swiss precision with American appeal. Their exceptionally crafted Swiss movements powered such iconic timepieces as the Duo-dial Doctor's watch and the Curvex, earning a place for the company's watches in fine and discriminating collections around the world. The 14K knotted-lug design case is elegant and very attractive, sharing its design with a Jaeger-LeCoultre model from the same period, both produced by American case manufacturers. . Triple signed- dial, movement and fully signed case, both on inside and outer back, both marked as 14K GOLD. The case is marked J 14K Gold c85957 415 718. The watch is 38mm long and 30mm wide not including the crown.
The original white enamel finished dial is in excellent condition. The dial looks larger due to the narrow bezel and protruding knotted lugs. It features an incised gold dot 60 minute outer track, original gold metal hands, applied yellow gold numerals and arrow shaped hour and separate, recessed seconds dial. Signed Gruen Veri-Thin below the 12 and Precision above the 6. We have installed a low dome GLASS crystal is in mint condition with no flaws.
In addition, the finely crafted Swiss movement compares favorably with other mechanisms of the era. Utilizing Gruen's patented "Veri-thin" technology, it maintains the high-level quality and efficiency of a thicker movement without the need for a bulky case. The mechanism is a Gruen Swiss Cal. 415 17 Jewel, manual wind. This fine watch has been cleaned, oiled and regulated to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.
The watch comes with a Spidel flex expand band that has been cleaned and is in good condition, Fits a 7" wrist. If need I will provides a leather band at no charge.
The Finer Details
Year built: 1950's
Model: Caliber 415
Case material: Solid 14K gold
Case markings (inside): Cased and timed by Gruen USA, 14K GOLD
Case condition: Near Mint
Dial: Original Bright and beautiful, white enamel, signed Gruen Veri-Thin, Precision. Has not been refurbished
Hands: Gold, great condition
Movement type: High quality, Swiss made, manually wound, patented Veri-Thin design for higher efficiency and quality with less bulk
Also, I offer a refund if you are not entirely happy, as long as the watch is returned within seven day's. (shipping is not refundable)
A 3 month layaway option is available. There is no restocking fee or cancellation fee's if things don't work out. A complete refund of payments upon cancellation.
Vintage watches tend to be smaller. Please be sure that you are familiar with the sizes of vintage timepieces and check the measurements given.
Vintage Watches make great gifts for occasions such as Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays and Christmas. These vintage models are becoming much sought after and very rare so it's not something you see in everyday life making it something very special and unusual to give and receive.
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