empressissi™ is pleased to offer this early and sought after Art Deco GRUEN wrist watch for men - a unique model from the late 20s in gold filled case with a classic Art Deco design.
The watch houses an early quality 179 caliber, running well on 15 jewels with sub seconds. It is cased in an elegant gold filled case in distinctive Art Deco design in white tone with decorative frame and it is quite an unusual reference 179/81. The watch has a mint correct mineral crystal and a good crown.
The dial is a factory original hard enamel dial with Art Deco style numerals with recently restored luminous filling, carefully hand painted in our atelier with non-toxic Super-Luminova™ material. The same material was applied to the original set of decorated skeleton hands as well.
This Gruen watch measures 23mm side to side (excluding crown) and 36mm from top lug to bottom lug.
Attached to this watch is its original bracelet, HADLEY in stainless steel with adjustable clasp and overall excellent condition. It will fit a wrist of 165-175mm.
Vintage watches are smaller than today's standards;
To avoid the inconvenience of returns merely due to wrong size expectations, Please study the listed sizes and keep in mind that in most cases, vintage watches will be smaller than today's standards and are unlikely to fit a large wrist. For your convenience, and to better understand the proportions of vintage watches sizes, download and print a copy of our unique watch size reference PDF page.