Gruen Assmann 1896 p.w. marked Ausman
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    Gruen Assmann 1896 p.w. marked Ausman

    This earliest 18 size 20 j. hunter case best movement by Assmann came from collector in Norway. Dial marking of Gruens was commonly a Gruen dealer name.
    A grandson of Julius Assmann, watch maker for Gruen, changed his name to Ausman. Could this one be for him or a relative? Or was there a dealer Ausman?
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    Re: Gruen Assmann 1896 p.w. marked Ausman

    All I can say is that it is a lovely looking movement with a very clean dial in excellent condition. I hope that the case is still there as well?!!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Gruen Assmann 1896 p.w. marked Ausman

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Size:  511.7 KBI have 12s, 16s and 18s U.S. sizes and these are perfect fits in U.S. cases including stems and lever set notches. This one needed only a little shorter stem length accomplished with a file. Nice case I think about 1895 age of movement. Maybe someone knows its age? Assmann Gruens were commonly original in U.S. gold cases. I removed an 1892 rr Waltham from this Keystone 14k. The Gruen 395 under case below is not a real rr 16s
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    Re: Gruen Assmann 1896 p.w. marked Ausman

    WHEW! I thought some vandal might have melted it down for the gold content.....

    Thanks for reassuring me!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Gruen Assmann 1896 p.w. marked Ausman

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    This watch was possibly only in Europe. It did lose its original case. Which may have been not American. The Keystone case is very appropriate in age, style and quality for this Gruen.

    You may have seen another earlier one I got back into an apropriate case. Above left. Proper cases are not only a value enhancer but make an authentic collectible. This earliest best Assmann made Gruen spec movement in the right age fine Solidarity case I would not trade for a similar condition 50th. Has also the first rare Gruen and son dial marking. Not so easy to recase a 50th authentically. Can someone show me a finer collectible old p.w. Gruen?

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