Bill...This is a great looking movement...for a pocket watch I assume...what is the size? Do you have pics posted of the face and case? I'd love to see it.Hello, Bill.
There's not much to tell. All Gruen records were lost when the company was sold in 1950. Hopefully a Gruen experet can fill-in some blanks.
I believe that top number is the serial # and the 813 is the movement. The DG&S is the monogram of the company Dietrich Gruen & Son, and later Dietrich Gruen & Sons. The "Gruen Watch Company" wasn't formed until 1922. Your watch has a medium grade movement. Higher-end movements had at least 19 (see photo)jewels and were adjusted to 5 positions. And movements during that time were indeed supplied by the Watch Specialties Company.
Bill, Me too!Wow...3 strikes in one post! :001_rolleyes:
Sorry Liz, but to be honest, I have no clue. It probably is a p/w but no idea as to it's size...it's not mine. I stumbled upon it by accident when I was online researching Watch Specialties Company. Besides that, my little EasyShare Kodak isn't good enough for a clear close-up like that.
I wish I was lucky enough to have that beauty in my collection!
Welcome Mr. Bill...Thanks for the serial # list. I have not seen this one before.Fascinating, just fascinating. Looks like I'm gonna have another hobby. I hope you dont mind if I pick the brains of some of the posters in this forum a little. For instance, is Ebay a good site to purchase a vintage watch (if you know what to look for)? BTW I found this site while researching some vintage watches. It gives the year a watch was made by the serial number. Gruen is on the list.
Vintage Watch Restoration (VWR) - Serial Numbers