The dial is a little faded. Due to their early entry into the wristwatch market, which gave them time to perfect design, Gruen watches were much thinner than competitors’ models, while maintaining high-quality and artisan-level craftsmanship. Cary Hurt Registered User. Any tips on where to search for a crystal? In his Columbus workshop, Dietrich modified, finished and cased raw movements that were imported from Switzerland. See each listing for international shipping options and costs. Hamilton and other companies quickly brought out driver’s models of their own.

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Gruen Curvex

My watch as 17 jewel and movement. This remarkable timepiece was one of the first of its kind in the “Ristside” series of timepieces designed to be worn on the “apex”, or “side” of the wrist rather than on the middle or center of rlstside wrist hence the name “Ristside”.

Search this thread only Search gguen forum only Display results as threads. These are some of the most fascinating, unusual and collectable wristwatches of the s.

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I think cost wise they are with a lot of now defunct Swiss brands and very affordable. The Ristside driver’s watches “in direct line of vision when driving or working”.


Ristsied Fraternity is often described as the “angel wing” driver’s watch Only the Fraternity and one other very similar model have hinged lugs. All of this adds up to an indefinite answer to your question. Watches with the were called Custom Curved and models were called Curvametric in Gruen advertising, although the dials are all marked simply Curvex and Precision.

Fun and still to weird for me Under new ownership, Time Hill was closed and the Gruen watch business moved to New York, continuing to produce mechanical watches for about another 15 years.

Have we ever had a Curvex photo thread? This dial is in pristine condition. InGruen introduced the men’s Quadron.

Katz was brought in as President of the Gruen Watch Company. This watch case is all original. I do like some of the styles. The patent for the movement was applied for in both Switzerland and the U.

In very good condition. These watches were not very popular when new, so didn’t stay in production long.

A detail from a ad showing a man’s model, the Curvex Governor, and a woman’s model, the Curvex Queen. The company incorporated and its name changed to D. Photo by Jack Goldberg.

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Rich, You have a very nice example of a rare watch. Its last appearance in advertising was inthree years after its introduction. Ours comes with its original old link bracelet! With the changeovers in management and the loss of the Gruen family’s involvement, the company lost focus and direction.


In Gruuen Gruen joined the firm as treasurer and financial officer.

There were four men’s Curvex movements. Nice Curvex’s posted Here is one from my collection. The Gruen logo, the subsidiary seconds register, inner trim and outer minute riztside are all trimmed in black enamel.

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It was listed as extremely curved drivers watch c. Beautiful vintage Gruen Curvex quartz unisex watch with rare rose gold colored dial. These watches may hold grudn name, and are sonetimes styled exact replica’s of the original, but should not be confused with an orignal “vintage” watch. Enjoy your heirloom, Cary.

Forums Latest Auctions Members. As styles changed, later models often had boxy, flat sides, and did not have the thin, flat look of the early models.