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    Gruen PanAmerican question

    This one was advertised as "all original" but has a black second hand. My research says that a red second hand is a hallmark of the PanAmerican; but a google image search shows a number out there with black or gold second hands. Anyone know what would be the original look for this model? Any insights appreciated! The watch is mine in any case, the price was right, but still time for a revision.
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    Re: Gruen PanAmerican question

    I remember them as being red too... but, over time, red central seconds often are replaced by folks who aren't as observant as you!
    "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 PanAmerican question

    I'm a bit late to this thread, but I'm not aware of a Pan Am model that came in that style case. The type of second hand is the least of your concerns for originality imho.
    All that I know is based on the hard work and writing of others. I can only aspire to augment this body of knowledge. If I am wrong it is because of my own failings. To quote Newton, "If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

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