Gruen 50th with Swiss platinum case

thesnark17

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I've got serials on 32 of them, and so far only 4 have been platinum - nos. 1, 2, 246, and 509. 1 & 2 are Fred and George's personal watches, so I don't think they count.

If 2 in every 30 are platinum, then 40-45 were made. (The exact number would be 43 out of 650.) I suspect in reality, the number was closer to 20 or 30, since they struggled to sell them .

Others probably have more data on the 50th Anniversary watches. I've only been collecting serials on the Verithin series for 5 years, and others have been at it for longer.

Checking your case serial, I see that you've got No. 246.
 

artbissell

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I've got serials on 32 of them, and so far only 4 have been platinum - nos. 1, 2, 246, and 509. 1 & 2 are Fred and George's personal watches, so I don't think they count.

If 2 in every 30 are platinum, then 40-45 were made. (The exact number would be 43 out of 650.) I suspect in reality, the number was closer to 20 or 30, since they struggled to sell them .

Others probably have more data on the 50th Anniversary watches. I've only been collecting serials on the Verithin series for 5 years, and others have been at it for longer.

Checking your case serial, I see that you've got No. 246.
 

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Very nice Art!


Rob
 

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ROB< Thanks for organizing my first attempt with new photo system. one last question, how did price vary originally.for the different American and Swiss cases? Was $500. not a maximum? art b.
 

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ROB< Thanks for organizing my first attempt with new photo system. one last question, how did price vary originally.for the different American and Swiss cases? Was $500. not a maximum? art b.
50th movements all swiss made . platinum cases were extra cost. art b,
 

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