Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

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    Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

    Just trying to see if anyone has ever heard of the Gruman Electra watch? is this an electromechanical movement or just mechanical? is this a knockoff of the "Gruen" watch? thanks

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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

    Crack it open, let's have a look inside the case.

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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by timetraveler73 View Post
    Crack it open, let's have a look inside the case.
    I wish I could but its not one I own, just one that I came across on the web. Looked interesting but sounded like one of those names that sounds more like a more popular brand. Thanks

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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

    sounds like it was named to invoke memories of aviaton

    grumman was most popular for being the maker of the F6F hellcat and F4F wildcat during WWII and the Lockheed Electra was a sleek looking airliner.
    "G-Shocks are meant to look stupidly large"

    "telling time is secondary to making my wrist look smexy"

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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post
    sounds like it was named to invoke memories of aviaton

    grumman was most popular for being the maker of the F6F hellcat and F4F wildcat during WWII and the Lockheed Electra was a sleek looking airliner.
    Oh yeah, I think it was Northrup Grumman, right? I grew up in the South Bay in Southern Cali and there was a big Northrup Grumman plant there, Not sure if they are still around. Anywho, that might be it. Wish I could see the inside of this watch, though. Looks nice but looks can be deceiving when it comes to watches, right? Thanks!

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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

    Looks like a typical 1950s mechanical to me. The brand name is rather obscure. Electronically timed has nothing to do with being electronic in operation as far as I know. Anyway the brand is "Grumen" not "Grumman."

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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

    Any watch with electra, unbreakable mainspring, or 360 on the dial is a inexpensive pin lever watch. This watch was probably manufactured by Bettlach. Usually the Electra is on the dials of knock off watches;ie, Bulova Electra 360, Seiko Electra.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChilinInTime View Post
    Just trying to see if anyone has ever heard of the Gruman Electra watch? is this an electromechanical movement or just mechanical? is this a knockoff of the "Gruen" watch? thanks

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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

    Chrome case with stainless steel back and a hw movement of the 60ties.
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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

    Add electronically timed and diamond tooled to the list of things written on the caseback which indicate a cheap pin lever movement.


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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a "Gruman Electra" wrist watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    Add electronically timed and diamond tooled to the list of things written on the caseback which indicate a cheap pin lever movement.
    Gotcha, thanks everyone, the more I looked at it, the cheaper it looked. Im going to pass on it. I appreciate all of your info and 2 cents!

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