GRUEN Guild Art Deco Ladies Watch Cal. 163 15 Jewels 3ADJ Swiss Made Vintage Wristwatch - ALL ORIGINAL
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With respect to any defective merchandise during the Warranty Period, we will, in our sole discretion repair or replace such merchandise (or the defective part) free of charge. We will also pay for shipping and handling fees to return the repaired or replacement merchandise to you if we elect to repair or replace the defective merchandise.
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- Regular wear-and-tear from normal use.
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- Defects caused by outside force or improper use. Consequential and incidental damages.
- The loss of precious, semi-precious stones from settings.
- Outside modifications and third party repair attempts of any kind will void the warranty.
- Any damage if used under conditions which exceed the watch manufacturer’s water resistance guidelines.
- Watches that are labeled as water resistant feature a screw down crown. The crown must be screwed down properly at all times to keep the watch casing watertight. Water damage is not covered under the warranty unless it is proven defective by the Secondhand Horology.
- Shipping cost to Secondhand Horology.
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One of the most important and prestigious American watch manufacturers. Gruen watch company was a watch manufacturer founded in 1894 as "D. Gruen & Son" by a brilliant German horologist, Dietrich Gruen, and his eldest son Frederick G. Gruen. Years later, the second son. George J. joined the firm, and the name was changed to "D. Gruen & Sons".
Gruen was a watchmaking company based in America and a Swiss watch manufacturer in their own right, as well as buying movements from Aegler and other Swiss and German manufactures. Around 1930, during the Great Depresion, Gruen ceased buying movements and made all their Swiss movements in their own factory "Gruen Precision Factory" in Biel/Bienne, which it was first built in 1910 as a small factory and around 1920 a new factory was built the Gruen Precision Factory or "Precision Workshop". The highest quality movements that Gruen sold were produced in the Precision Factory, and Gruen watches containing these were marked "Precision". From 1927 to 1929, George T. Gruen was trained at Aegler; by the late 1930's, Gruen were making all thier own movements at the Precision Factory.
"Gruen obtained a patent for an improved safety pinion, and it is the date recognized by the Gruen Watch Company as the start of its business." Early Gruen watches included pocket watches and wristwatches for men and women. Gruen watches were known for their elegant and thin design, marketed by the company as VeriThin.
Among the first companies to sell wristwatches, the Gruens split their manufacturing between two continents: exporting American technology to Germany and Switzerland and bringing German and Swiss traditions of craftsmanship to America. Gruen watches are generally considered Swiss watches, the company cased and timed its watches in the United States and imported the movements from Switzerland. There was some short period during the 1950's where Gruen made some movement in the United States.
GRUEN Guild –
"In 1917 the Gruen company built a new factory on the outskirts of Cincinanti at Time Hill. The building was loosely modelled on a medieval guild hall, and the company adopted the name 'The Gruen Watchmakers Guild', invoking an idea of a tradition of a medieval guild and a noble craft of watchmaking."
"The beautiful wrist models shown here bear eloquent testimony to the supremacy of Gruen Guild craftsmanship. Each is a sturdy, practical timekeeper, an ornament of rate distinction, a watch well suired to gratify the most exacting taste."
This is a beautiful timepiece, it is a Gruen Guild wristwatch reference 163, style 57 and dated from the 1924. It is a manual wind watch powered by an original Gruen Guild movement caliber 163, 15 jewels, 3 adjusted, Swiss made.
A very interesting timepiece! It still has the factory original Art Deco decoded silver dial (showing some age) with black Arabic Numerals, bold minute tracks and blue steel matching hands. The dial is also signed with the Gruen name on top.
Cased in a 17.2x26.3mm rectangle 14K gold filled Art Deco case and lug design. The crystal has little scratches for the age. Beautiful Art Deco crown.
The watch comes with the beautiful and original textured bracelet. It will fit a wrist up to 6" (15.3 cm).
This wristwatch is in LOVELY condition! Running very well and keeping good time.
Thank you for looking! Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or respectful offers.
GRUEN GUILD M
Fifteen 15 Jewels
Three 3 ADJ
Case Back Signed:
14K Gold Filled
Case with Crown 18.6
Case Lug to Lug 32
Case Thickness 7.7
Lug Width 11
Band Width 4
Vintage watches are traditionally smaller than today's watches. Men’s watches typically measure between 29-36mm wide (some larger, some smaller) excluding the crown. In the listing details we typically try to do our best to list all pertinent dimensions of a watch. If you don't see it, or we failed to do so, please reach out to us. Women’s watches from the 1900s-1970s were also much smaller than today's offerings. Please also feel free to ask any questions you have pertaining to size.
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The condition is pre-owned.
The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear but is fully operational and functions as intended.
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