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    Gruen Identification Help

    Hi all, I'm trying to restore a gruen but the seconds pivot has snapped off, can't find the part until I figure out what the caliber is!

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks In advance



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    Re: Gruen Identification Help

    Just wondering if maybe this would have been better posted over on the watchmaker or vintage forums?

    Beautiful case and hands.
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    Re: Gruen Identification Help

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    Re: Gruen Identification Help

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Thread moved.
    Thank you guys, just though if someone had this then they would know....
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    Re: Gruen Identification Help

    Well, the movement is obviously something like this:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Gruen 115

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    Re: Gruen Identification Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Well, the movement is obviously something like this: bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Gruen 115 Hartmut Richter
    That's bad news.
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    Re: Gruen Identification Help

    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    That's bad news.

    Hmm , thanks all, however i think were looking at a Gruen 885, this movement is also interchangable with the FONT 324.

    No i need to find the bits from either on these movements if anyone has a spare?

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    Re: Gruen Identification Help

    Hi,

    What numbers are stamped into the case back? It does look like the Gruen 885 but be careful on the assumption that it is going to interchange with the FHF movement. There are apparently some differences. I'm a bit surprised the caliber number is not on the movement; the stamping on the case could be 885 but Gruen was using different but similar sized movements in these style cases.

    These 885 Gruen movements come up on eBay frequently and don't sell for a whole lot of money.
    Last edited by JackW; May 22nd, 2013 at 14:48.
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    Re: Gruen Identification Help

    I agree with Jack W. The movement and the case should be stamped with the movement no, assumimg that the watch is still original
    I believe the watch is a Strap 67, 3 piece Wadsworth Gold Filler Case
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    Re: Gruen Identification Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazzab View Post
    I agree with Jack W. The movement and the case should be stamped with the movement no, assumimg that the watch is still original
    I believe the watch is a Strap 67, 3 piece Wadsworth Gold Filler Case
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    Hi all the back of the case is 885 11

    Many thanks, i can see one at the moment but its quite pricey if i want to bring it over to the UK,
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