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Gruen 50th Anniversary "Click" to Login or Register 
IHC Life Member
Certified Watchmaker
Picture of Chris Abell
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Here is a watch rarely seen, a Gruen 50th anniversary plates and bridge hand carved in 12K gold, beautiful detail.

I also did "you Tube" video

More photos on my web page

 
Posts: 2615 | Location: Northeast Texas in the USA | Registered: November 20, 2003
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Certified Watchmaker
Picture of Chris Abell
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Posts: 2615 | Location: Northeast Texas in the USA | Registered: November 20, 2003
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Picture of Mark Cross
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That is an absolutely stunning watch, Chris!

Regard! Mark
 
Posts: 3820 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
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Gorgeous Smile
 
Posts: 784 | Location: Tijeras, New Mexico USA | Registered: July 12, 2005
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Picture of Donald Trumble
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That's beautiful!

Don
 
Posts: 504 | Location: Pennsylvania in the USA | Registered: April 02, 2005
IHC President
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Picture of Lindell V. Riddle
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I agree, a true work of art on every level. Wink

Here is the 50th Anniversary Advertisement in color (BIG copy sent to Chris for his website) from Page 4 of "The Literary Digest" in their February 4, 1924 edition...


 
Posts: 10552 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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Certified Watchmaker
Picture of Chris Abell
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Thanks Lindell,
Have updated the web page and forwarded a copy, unfortunately I have to send the beautiful watch back to the owner, well at least I got to enjoy it for a while and onto the next one. That’s the fun thing you never know what coming in next.
(photo’s and web page with kind permission of owner)
PS crown in photo shown in up postion, I forgot to set down for photos.
 
Posts: 2615 | Location: Northeast Texas in the USA | Registered: November 20, 2003
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I wonder how many of those watches were actually sold at that price?

$500 of 1912 dollars would be worth: $11,904.76 in 2012


My WWW collection is now complete, time to look for new ventures!
 
Posts: 699 | Location: Hannover in Germany | Registered: July 23, 2009
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I have been lucky enough to see two of these in person. When I lived in Michigan a friend down the street was a watch collector and had two of these, and at the time told me that one was different than the other but either one was a beautiful watch, they are even more awesome in person.
 
Posts: 1788 | Location: Michigan in the USA | Registered: September 19, 2009
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Picture of Edward L. Parsons, Jr.
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With solid gold plates & case, it must be a HEAVY watch.


Best Regards,

Ed
 
Posts: 6696 | Location: Southwestern Pennsylvania, USA | Registered: April 19, 2004
IHC Life Member
Picture of Ethan Lipsig
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Not too heavy. I just weighed mine: 67.2 grams.
 
Posts: 1414 | Location: Pasadena, California USA | Registered: November 11, 2005
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Stunning!
 
Posts: 995 | Location: Pleasanton, California in the USA | Registered: September 22, 2012
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