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Gruen 14Kt Art Deco Ladies Watch with Original Dial and Kiln Fired Enamel Case

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FACTORY / HOUSE: Gruen Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Tank Style METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt Solid White Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1920's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 32mm X Width 15mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 15 Jewels / Caliber 833 DIAL / HANDS: Silvered Dial with Kiln Fired Arabic numeral Markers by Stern Freres the Family that owns Patek Philippe / Blued Steel Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Leather, 13mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This great looking Art Deco Watch was produced by legendary house of Gruen. Their American base was in Cincinnati Ohio but they were primarily a Swiss House. This great example of their workmanship is entirely hand made, case and movement. The dial was produced by the Stern Freres Dial House in Geneva Switzerland. Stern was the largest and most renowned dial house in the world at the time. In the early 1930's Patek Philippe filed for bankruptcy due to the world wide depression and there was only one company in Switzerland that could save it. Stern bought Patek Philippe Watch Company and today The Henry Stern Agency owns Patek Philippe. The case is hand constructed in solid gold and it is hand engraved and the enamel inlay, or glass is fired in a furnace at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. This method of production is not longer done because of the complexity of production, and we have never seen this model before. In the 1930, shortly after this watch was manufactured we became Gruen agents in Los Angeles California. Gruen was a great company to work with because they had large collection, great styling, they were innovative and offered great service to their customers. It is sad that they could not, like so many other American Watch Companies withstand the Swiss and Japanese marketing.
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    1920's
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. It is worth noting that this watch only had a 12-month warranty when it was new. However, we are so confident of our workmanship and team that we offer an 18-month warranty on all our watches, even those over 100 years old.
  • Seller Location:
    Long Beach, CA
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    Seller: 41221stDibs: LU422321122062
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