SOUTH BEND 12 size Gruen
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    SOUTH BEND 12 size Gruen

    S.B. 19J model 429 is a 12s mirror image design of the similar age 10s Gruen. Not surprising since Dietrich Gruen left his Columbus Watch CO. 1895 to start Gruen Watch co. and Columbus started in 1902 as South Bend with Gruens designs and equipment. However, as a Gruen p.w. collector I was surprised at the good quality of the 429 that was sold much cheaper than the Gruen 19j amd 21j Suisse made equivalents. artb

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    Re: SOUTH BEND 12 size Gruen

    Very nice looking!
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    Re: SOUTH BEND 12 size Gruen

    429 is a fine, quuality movement, and indeed 'Swiss-ish' looking. The only downside is that it's so common, that is now considered 'nothing special'.
    I've got a very nice South Bend 429 with acid etched original case as well - beautiful!

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