German Gruen 18 size p.w. perfect fit in U.S. case.

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    German Gruen 18 size p.w. perfect fit in U.S. case.

    Unlike my experience with Swiss Gruen p.w. my one experience of Assmann 1896 hunter mvnt. into 1890 Elgin watch case was perfectly painless drop in fit. Lever slot and stem matched exactly. Gruen apparently did the same with earlier Swiss made movements for Columbus. So now maybe in a better than original proper gold case. Who made this case? Next is a rare 12s to go into a 12s Wadsworth gold case.


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    Re: German Gruen 18 size p.w. perfect fit in U.S. case.

    Hi!

    A very nice pocketwatch with a beauty of movement! I´m not really surprised that it meshes with the case, they surely got only the movements from Germany at that time to case them in America.
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    Re: German Gruen 18 size p.w. perfect fit in U.S. case.

    Appreciate comment. I measured the little one I thought was 12 size. Actually a 10 size, not 12s or 17 ligne as later Swiss Gruens are. I had a Stem wind 1872 Grossmann original 18s case. Have ~1880 Assmann in similar age 18s Dueber gold and silver case that is perfect fit. Did Germans commonly make exact 18 size mvnts.?

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    Re: German Gruen 18 size p.w. perfect fit in U.S. case.

    AFAIK not - exact ligne movements, like the Swiss. Probably except those for the American market.
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