The Gruen School of Watchmaking created the Gruen Horological Text in 1948 as a means of teaching students how to clean & repair wristwatches. It covers all aspects of watch repair, including... More > advanced topics such as balance poising and hairspring manipulation. Readers new to watch repair will enjoy the hands-on, step by step style of the textbook. Also included are company memos announcing new watch technologies and changes to the procedures for working on watches. Additionally, this book includes the 8 Gruen Technical Bulletins. While this is Gruen text and the Curvex movement is used in examples, it is in no way specific to Gruen watches. The techniques taught apply to all makes of wristwatches.< Less
The first and only color illustrated guide to Gruen wristwatches. Over 300 Gruen watches identified correctly with the exact model name, date of production, and much more information on each watch... More > model. Printed in beautiful color, this guide is unique amoung all other watch identification guides. Pictures are life sized to make finding the match to your watch much easier.
One addition to this book that you will not find in other price guides is the inflation adjusted price for each watch. The watches have the price they were originally sold at (e.g. 29.95 in 1944), next to that is the price in today's dollars (e.g. $400 for the price of $29.95 in 1944). This makes comparing the value of watches easier to understand. It also gives you the ability to compare watch price of watches that have been made decades apart.< Less
An enormous compilation of Gruen reference material that can be used by any Gruen collector or Gruen watch restorer. Contains all 4 of the main Gruen Material Catalogs along with very rare versions... More > from 1921, 1926, supplements, etc. All of the Gruen published material information is contained in this book. This reference is a must for Gruen restorers and collectors interested in learning more about the movements and inner workings of Gruen watches.< Less
Written 1955 and used by the Elgin Watchmakers College to teach the "Fundamentals of Watchmaking" course, this is a good watchmaking lesson with lab book. Its focus is on the mechanics of... More > watch repair more than theory.
The lessons are hands-on and instructional. Not just for beginners, even a seasoned watchmaker could find one or two things not previously known, or learn a different approach to something.
There many beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations in the book.
This is a historical, practical, easy to use, relevant, detailed, watch repair course in one compact book 8.5 x 11 book.< Less
This over 400 page watch repair course was developed so that you can learn mechanical, vintage watch repair at home, at your own pace. The structured course is complete and assumes the student has... More > few or no mehanical skills and takes the student from no watch repair skills to being educated highly educaed in watchmaking. This text also makes a great reference guide. Developed and revised many times over a 30 year span, the course is as relavent as it was when first authored in the first half of the 20th century. It is a classic instructional book that many watchmakers have in their horological library.< Less
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This over 400 page watch repair course was developed so that you can learn mechanical, vintage watch repair at home, at your own pace. The structured course is complete and... More > assumes the student has few or no mehanical skills and takes the student from no watch repair skills to being educated highly educaed in watchmaking. This text also makes a great reference guide. Developed and revised many times over a 30 year span, the course is as relavent as it was when first authored in the first half of the 20th century. It is a classic instructional book that many watchmakers have in their horological library.< Less
The famous World War II book on watch repair. Many many people have learned, at least initially, how to repair watches using this book. It is a real favorite among beginners. It also has the added... More > bonus of showing how to work on many of the military watches from Elgin, Waltham, etc.
This book is now produced in 8.5 x 11 size for the first time. MUCH more readable. Additionally, the pages are now WHITE. They have been carefully digitially processed at high resolution so that the cleanup from the tan pages left the quality there while making the pages perfectly white.< Less
The Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide Volume 2 was 3 years in the works and extends the only full-color series of Gruen Model ID guides. Volume 2 used same laborious process of utilizing Gruen... More > published advertising material to obtain the images and the accompanying data. The result is a very accurate guide that's stunning to see.
This is not a "Price Guide". The only prices are the ones the watches originally sold for. But the illustrations are better than anything you've seen in price guides.
The book's title describes exactly what the books are for -- Gruen Watch Model Identification Guide. Use these books to identify your Gruen watch, when it was made, other variations, plus quite a bit of technical data. These books have been described as "Coffee Table" books because they're so detailed and are in color. Enjoy all of the hard work the men and women of the Gruen Company put into their timepieces.< Less
A NEW series of books on Gruen watches, Gruen The 1930's focuses on watches advertised during that decade. Year by year watches and their descriptions are presented to aid collectors in identifying... More > their Gruens or read the colorful ads that ran in your typical US and Canadian newspapers. There are a massive 1,270 watch illustrations presented in black and white in 267 pages.
Additionally, there are 3 indexes, by date chronologically, by model name, and a large table with data such as price, number of jewels, case material, etc, that is sorted by model type then by name. It is a Gruen watch researchers dream come true!< Less