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Picture of Ethan Lipsig
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Another 14k Carre closed.

 
Posts: 1414 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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Picture of Ethan Lipsig
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The same watch open.

 
Posts: 1414 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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Picture of Ethan Lipsig
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A stainless Carre closed.

 
Posts: 1414 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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And open.

 
Posts: 1414 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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Gruen watches have been cool at the times they were made and still are !

Thank's for showing the pictures (and keep on!) - more of that stuff!

Gerald
 
Posts: 742 | Location: Wertheim in Germany | Registered: February 21, 2009
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Mark:

What I found so far is that Gruen used three different nomenclatures in the 1920’s: Semithin (15 J), Verithin (17J), and Ultrathin (21J). But, they did use Verithin for 15 jewel watches before 1920. I believe Verithin was used as early as 1898.


Thanks, Ernie! That's great information! I learned something new today!

Regards! Mark
 
Posts: 3820 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
Picture of Ernie Loga
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Here is another Veri-Thin 17 Jewel from between 1930 and 1945. This one is not adjusted.

 
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Here is the movement. This one wasn't working when I got it. Larry fure did a first rate job of getting it running and keeping perfect time.

 
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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What I found so far is that Gruen used three different nomenclatures in the 1920’s: Semithin (15 J), Verithin (17J), and Ultrathin (21J). But, they did use Verithin for 15 jewel watches before 1920. I believe Verithin was used as early as 1898.


So, where does the "Ultra Veri-Thin" fit in? Here is a 17j example in 18k gold and black enamel.

 
Posts: 1414 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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Picture of Ethan Lipsig
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Back

 
Posts: 1414 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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Movement

 
Posts: 1414 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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Ethan:

Beautiful Pentagon watch.

According to Paul Schliesser, the author of the Web Page previously mentioned, the VeriThin became Gruens signature watch. This was their most popular watch. As the company grew they kept developing thinner watches. They added the Very-VeriThin models that combined ordinary VeriThin movements with extra-slim case designs that made the watches look even thinner. The Ultra-VeriThin was a less-expensive alternative to the UltraThin, occupying a niche between the UltraThin and the regular VeriThin.
 
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Ernie and Ethan, Beauftiful watches, Many thanks for posting them for us.

John
 
Posts: 1282 | Location: Northern England, United Kingdom | Registered: January 07, 2006
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Here is another Gruen Pentagon in my collection, this time a 14k and enamel 21j Veri-Thin.

 
Posts: 1414 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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Ethan, Can you post a picture of the movement for your 14K 21J Pentagon?
 
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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I am sorry I do not have a better photo at present, but here is the movement.

 
Posts: 1414 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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Here is the one I have
Dial

 
Posts: 1278 | Location: British Columbia in Canada | Registered: May 19, 2008
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mvmt

 
Posts: 1278 | Location: British Columbia in Canada | Registered: May 19, 2008
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box it came in.
This looks like the only one shown that the movement is gold colored

 
Posts: 1278 | Location: British Columbia in Canada | Registered: May 19, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
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Bill: Very nice watch.

Eathan: thank you for posting a photo of the movement.

Ernie
 
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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This is one of my latest acquisitions. It is serial number 4-125142 and was a presentation watch in 1943 to a Rev. Robert N. DeRemer. This provides some documentation that the serial numbers with hyphens were from the late 1030's and 1940's era.

 
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
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Here is photo of the back cover with the engraving and 1943 date.

 
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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