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Gruen watch precision model 457 with caliber 430 with 17 jewels from 1941.The movement is marked with « Gruen Watch Precision », « GXC » and « Switzerland ». Comes with the number 779782. The case is 10K gold-filled with engraved inside « Cased and Timed in the USA by Gruen Watch Co. » - « Star Watch Case Co. – 10K gold-filled » with numbers 0184035 and 430-457 (Caliber and model #). Original dial with creamy color and Arabic gold numbers. The hands are original. The second counter is at 6 o ‘clock. Come with a brown Kriesler band in guenuine whale. Very good condition.
In 1879, Dietrich Gruen, a watchmaker living in Columbus, OH founded a Co named Gruen & Savage. At the turn of the 20th century, Gruen only used Swiss movement even though the production of the case and finishing were done in the US. Gruen made is own manual caliber called “Very thin”. In 1908, Gruen introduced watches for women’s and then a solid gold movement to celebrate its 50th anniversary. In the 1930’s, Gruen and Rolex used the same caliber in the “Duo-dial” and the “Prince”.
The mythical curvex model was introduced in 1935 and then the “Curvametric” in 1948 and “Autowind” in 1958.
Movement caliber 430 with 17 jewels numbered 779782. Marked Switzerland.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 22.50mm
Length including lugs: 35mm