I thought that I would share some pictures of this nice little Gruen that I just serviced. I bought this watch in rural (as if there is urban) Wyoming at a little antique shop ($10). Not running in the shop but ticking on and off by the time I got home.
It looked like this:
Pretty rough dial but a good case. Sat in my project box until I got some confidence and better tools.
The movement is a nice 17J 435.
So I took it to pieces and did a hand cleaning. It was so grungy that it took a couple of cleanings of everything.
Cleaned the dial with not great results
Polished the case and assembled
Wrist test - had to steal a strap from another watch until I get a chance to get something more suitable.
Movement is running well. Keeping pretty decent time. It is the quietest movement that I had ever assembled.
Hope you enjoyed the show.