Help identifying this pocket watch???

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    Help identifying this pocket watch???

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Size:  263.4 KBIt says Verithin below the 12. But does not say Gruen anywhere on it. The watch works but needs the minute hand put back in place. If any questions please ask. Any help would be greatly appreciated..
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    Re: Help identifying this pocket watch???

    The Moderator should move this to the vintage and pocket watch section.

    The watch is Swiss made in an American made 25 year gold filled case. By Federal law watch cases made after 1923 could no longer state the number of years they were warranted for, but just state "gold filled". This would seem to date the watch before 1924. Very possibly marked "verithin" to confuse the consumer.

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    Re: Help identifying this pocket watch???

    Then this is not a Gruen? Is it of any value? Is it worth repairing? Any other info would be appreciated. Thank You..

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    Re: Help identifying this pocket watch???

    Moved to vintage/pocket watch forum

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    Re: Help identifying this pocket watch???

    Looks good enough quality to have been a gruen to my (admittedly) untrained eye. Lack of jewel count or company name on the movement tell me that it was from before 1909; what's the serial number?
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    Re: Help identifying this pocket watch???

    The serial number inside the back cover is 310435 and on the movement it has 340042... Thank you for the response and any more information would be greatly appreciated.. Jim

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    Re: Help identifying this pocket watch???

    This thread has some interesting info: Gruen Watch Serial Numbers - Topic

    One of the more interesting items is this note:
    1900: Moved some production from West Germany to Switzerland, size 12 watches began with hand-painted Verithin in Script

    This is consistent with the markings and design of your watch (which says swiss and doesn't make any mention of Gruen). I'm fairly convinced you have a very early Verithin, which ought to be of interest to those who collect Gruen's. Hopefull ArtB will stop by; he's collected a fair amount of information on these early gruens.
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    Re: Help identifying this pocket watch???

    Thank you for your response, I am still researching. I found one on ebay with the same Verithin in script and same numbers (black not blue) and it had an inscription with the date 1912. The serial number on it was hard to read but appeared to be 306335. So I am assuming that it was made in 1912 or before.. Still would like more info if any one has anything...

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