None of these came with their original matching bracelets nor were in this ultra fine condition. No, create an account now. Up until there had actually been three Gruen companies: They were out there, design-wise The main difference between the two models is that the Curvex Lord has a decorative pattern of parallel lines on its case.

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When driving, you can see the dial without turning your arm or letting go of the steering wheel. Although the company continued to issue stemwind watches, they also manufactured keywind movements for some of their less-expensive models.

Has a few signs of wear. Be sure to read the ritside carefully. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Do you already have an account? It seems that they weren’t very popular, and apparently not too many were sold.

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My favorite Curvex, the Ristside circa The watch is running, but needs to be cleaned as it has been sitting in a retired Jewelers Safe since the s and it had actually belonged to his grandfather. Hamilton and other companies quickly brought out driver’s models of their own. Ristdide notch in quality, their best people in a separate facility produced the Precision movements. Now I’m wondering about the watches.


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Feb 21, 61 3 0 Country Flag: Gruen even offered watch boxes that held one watch of each type. The first watches went on sale in Manual Wind Wrist Watch. The last models were made around This page was last updated: Aluminum would have been considered an exotic metal for a watch case, much as titanium is now.

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Gruen Industries was so deeply in debt, and had already borrowed so much money, that they were unable to secure additional financing. Separate names with a comma.

This watch case is all original. The company bought the Canadian branch of Waterman Pen in May ristsireselling off Gruen’s own Canadian watch distributorships to finance it, then sold Waterman again in November of the same year, at a loss.

Contemporary Curvex and Veri-Thin movements often are closely related, and can share many parts. This feels very comfortable and natural. Ristsde introduced size watches as an alternative to the heavy and thick size and larger watches that were prevalent at the time.

The remarkable radically curved “Drivers Watch” timepiece was the first of its kind in designed to be worn on the “apex”, or “side” of the wrist rather gistside on the top or center of the wrist.


The company incorporated and its name changed to D.

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He also introduced the first stemwind watches sold in the U. Truen designation at the end of the title line is for internal inventory only and unrelated to the item. The advertisement dates are consistent with when my mother recalls purchasing the watch, no later than The case is all high polished yellow gold filled with soft satin sand marked stainless steel case back.

Cary Hurt Registered User. Gruen pointed out in advertising that if a customer wanted risteide be properly fashionable, he needed to own both a wristwatch and a pocket watch. Previous Thread Next Thread. This remarkable timepiece was one of the first of its kind in the “Ristside” series of timepieces designed to be rkstside on the “apex”, or “side” of the wrist rather than on the middle or center of the wrist hence the name “Ristside”.

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