Gruen "Transitional"

This Ladies Gruen Wristwatch is what we would call a "Transitional" watch.  It was designed to be worn as a ladies pocket watch, or as a wristwatch.  This was just after the turn of the last century when the manufacturers were not sure how the "New" idea of wearing a watch on your wrist would be received.  It is small enough to wear on the wrist, or on a chain, or on a watch pin.  The bow swivels to accommodate whatever configuration a lady might choose.  Gruen quality is, of course, in full force with the 15 jewel movement that is winding, setting and keeping time just as it did over 100 years ago.  The plain polish, yellow gold-filled case is in great condition measuring 25mm in diameter by 34mm bail-to-bail, by 9mm thick (including the crystal).  The blued steel hands are pierced in a diamond shape and provide a nice contrast for easy reading.  The dial bears all the character and patina of a true just looks great!  We have fitted it with an unusual new/old stock suede band that has metal findings for attaching to just this kind of timepiece. The overall effect is quite striking and the result is a watch you will not see on anyone else's wrist.  If you are searching for a real antique watch that is off the beaten path, then this may be the one for you.  Our one year warranty for parts and labor will assure you when you make the purchase.

Price: $695
Year: 1910
SKU: w2987

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