1941 Gruen Veri-Thin wrist watch

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    1941 Gruen Veri-Thin wrist watch

    It was my dad's. I just got it back from a COA:











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    Re: 1941 Gruen Veri-Thin wrist watch

    It's a whopping 26mm, by the way.

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    Re: 1941 Gruen Veri-Thin wrist watch

    Typical size for the period. Very nice looking watch - I dig the two-tone dial. Looks like it got a little wet inside at some point.

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    Re: 1941 Gruen Veri-Thin wrist watch

    Judging from the house at the KY address, the watch was bought about a decade after Hughes' house was built. Aren't inscriptions interesting?
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    Re: 1941 Gruen Veri-Thin wrist watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Judging from the house at the KY address, the watch was bought about a decade after Hughes' house was built. Aren't inscriptions interesting?
    Very. The watch was his wedding present from my mom's parents.

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    Re: 1941 Gruen Veri-Thin wrist watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    Typical size for the period. Very nice looking watch - I dig the two-tone dial. Looks like it got a little wet inside at some point.
    The dial is a little worse for wear. It looks better in person. I'd hate to refinish it, though.

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    Re: 1941 Gruen Veri-Thin wrist watch

    The dial is a little worse for wear. It looks better in person. I'd hate to refinish it, though.
    I really don't mind a little patina...Gives a watch some character. I would only refinish in total last resort.

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    Re: 1941 Gruen Veri-Thin wrist watch

    Hi,Do

    I don't know if you have ID the watch yet, but it is a VeriThin Nomad. I gave a 14K yellow gold one as a gift to my best man when I got married, except that was 2005. :) It was inscribed with a date of 1945. I have one in pink goldfill too. They are nice looking watches and seemingly produced by Gruen starting about 1941.
    All that I know is based on the hard work and writing of others. I can only aspire to augment this body of knowledge. If I am wrong it is because of my own failings. To quote Newton, "If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

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    Re: 1941 Gruen Veri-Thin wrist watch

    Quote Originally Posted by JackW View Post
    Hi,Do

    I don't know if you have ID the watch yet, but it is a VeriThin Nomad. I gave a 14K yellow gold one as a gift to my best man when I got married, except that was 2005. :) It was inscribed with a date of 1945. I have one in pink goldfill too. They are nice looking watches and seemingly produced by Gruen starting about 1941.
    Great info! Thanks! I knew it was a Veri-Thin (obviously) but I didn't know it was a Nomad. I'll add that info to my text file about it. Mine is also 14k solid gold.

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