Would anyone have any information on a Gruen wrist watch, 21jewel s/n 31649, Veri-Thin Precision model? Such as year of manufacturer, where sold, etc? Also what type of band would have been supplied by the manufacturer? Thanks
Posts: 886 | Location: Nebraska, in the U.S.A. Heartland | Registered: November 22, 2002
Wayne, from the look of your watch, I'd say it dates to around 1944-50. ( Note:- Accurately dating a wristwatch is much more difficult than pocketwatches ). Your watch may also originally have had a faceted crystal. Is it YGF or Solid 14K ?, this makes a fairly significant difference in the value. I'd also say this watch most likely came with a Gruen leather strap ( good luck finding one !!).
I hope this helps.
Dave Freeman IHC Member 321
Posts: 976 | Location: Texas in the U.S.A. | Registered: January 27, 2004
wayne if you need a crystal for your gruen i may have one ..there was a 8 drawer crystal cabinet in the estate stuff i just bought with glass crystals for the early wristwatches..sure wish they had been pocket watch crystals..