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
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
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
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