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    Gruen hands

    Hi all,
    recently had a mishap at work with my Gruen precision! The crystal fell out an i only noticed when i pulled back my sleeve and embedded the hour hand in my finger!! Needless to say the hand snapped off, so , does anybody know where i can get a pair or replacement hands for my Gruen? I would like original ones as i want to keep the watch looking ,well, original. My local watchmaker has no contacts that can help. Many thanks in advance.
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    Re: Gruen hands

    You could try an email to:
    http://www.ofrei.com/page446.html

    or
    http://stores.ebay.com/Past-Time-Pocket-Watch-Parts-LLC
    this is the former S Larose store.
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    Re: Gruen hands

    These style hands are called "Alpha". Replacement hands of this style are available from watch material supply houses like Jules Borel, Twin City Supply, or Otto Frei for example. Cousins in the UK should also certainly have these.

    Your watchmaker should certainly be able to order these hands all that is needed is to know the hole diameter and the length from center of hole to tip.

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    Re: Gruen hands

    Hi

    JimH is right here. These are fairly common hand styles.

    Finding original Gruen hands would be the challenge, and for this level of watch it's a nice thing, but Gruen themselves probably didn't make the hands themselves for this level (not knocking the watch: I've got a very similar one and it is sweet...).

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    Re: Gruen hands

    Many thanks for the help. Much appreciated

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