Gruen 12 size Madretsch p.w. is NOT

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    Gruen 12 size Madretsch p.w. is NOT

    Measurement of 2 confirm it is same diameter as 17 ligne Verithin Gruens, although thicker. So were available in hunter and open face in sizes 0, 6, 17 ligne, 16.
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    Re: Gruen 12 size Madretsch p.w. is NOT

    Is this a sub-line of Gruen's? I am not sure I understand the nature of the watch.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Gruen 12 size Madretsch p.w. is NOT

    When Gruens gave up using Assmann movements 1904 (only 16 and 18 size) they contracted old friend of Dietrich, Leo Aeby, Madretsch to make movements including the Verithins. Sizes known were 0, 6, 12, 16. as well as the 17 ligne Verithins. We find that his 12s was really 17 ligne. Distinctive fine quality movements in all 4 Mad. sizes. 0 and 16 repeated in photo here. 12s (Properly 17 ligne size) is above with same 2, 0s and 16s.
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