Truckload of Gruen PARTS

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  1. Dano4734

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    I picked up a bunch of parts that I could use for my watches, also a truck load of Gruen parts that I don't use. If you need a Gruen part let me know and I will give it to you free. People here have done so much for me, just want to give back
    Dan
     
  2. NC Plumber

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    I need a balance staff for a 14 size Gruen pocket watch. I'll check and see what model it is.
     
  3. Dano4734

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    I probably have it, there is a ton of balance staff's ...
     
  4. technitype

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    I suggest that you open the packets and check the parts for RUST.

    And if your parts are rust free, I recommend that you take precautions to KEEP them that way...old watch parts are getting mighty hard to come by. I suggest that you obtain a quantity of "rust blockers" and store the watch parts inside tupperware-type containers.

    It has been my experience that new old stock watch parts are very often unusable. The trouble is that the paper envelopes absorb moisture over time, and since steel watch parts have absolutely no protection from rusting, the worst happens.

    I have bought lots of NOS watch parts on Ebay, and found out that they were rusted. I even bought a barrell arbor from Jules Borel, and it had a speck of rust on it!

    It's nobody's fault, but it is something to watch out for.
     
  5. Dano4734

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    Thank you for the suggestion, I will do that. I took a hamilton case of parts to my Amish friend. He restored my Hamilton 930 and wouldn't allow me to pay him. So he looked at the case and then refused to accept them. He said Dan, you have a case of rare Ball Hamilton parts that is worth over 1000 dollars anywhere. Made me take them home and keep them until I find my junk ball for him to restore. Honest people in the life are a true joy to find. I am proud to call him my friend. Now I have to figure out how to pay him back for the incredible job he did on my 930. Hopefully some of the other parts I have he will accept. I do a lot for him but he does a lot for me also.
     
  6. bbodnyk

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    I'm actually cleaning a Gruen Precision Veri-Thin caliber 470 which needs a stem. The Bestfit # is 408F but I don't know the Gruen part number. If you have one I wouldn't mind taking you up on your offer.

    Regards,
    Bruce
     
  7. Dano4734

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    Bruce for Gruen I have the best fit 9C2 assortment, for the 400 series It has stems for 405-406-410-411-420-421-425-426-430-435-440 10 1/2L

    would any of these work? if so PM me your address
     
  8. bbodnyk

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    Thanks, but it looks like I need a 200 series 408F which refers to Gruen stems 460, 462, 470 & 475. It doesn't look like one of yours will work.

    Regards,
    Bruce
     
  9. Dano4734

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    Bruce I gave my Amish friend a ton of them in the past (several cases), I know he has one, I will see him and we can look through the others that I gave him and come up with one for you ... give me a couple days my friend

    Dan
     
  10. bjohnson

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    I need a balance staff for a 1920s ladies 835
     
  11. Max Phillips

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    I could really use a lower fourth wheel jewel (the one that the seconds post passes through) for a Semithin pocket watch. I don't suppose you have one?
     
  12. technitype

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    Is that an old watch, or is it a newer watch?
     
  13. technitype

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    I have a stem for a Gruen 460- is that what you need?
     
  14. Max Phillips

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    I would consider it old. It's caliber 758, serial # 15386... but that doesn't really help date it, as apparently all the records have been lost. I believe they started making the Semithin sometime between 1904 and 1917 but I don't know when they stopped making them (1930s?).

    Don't worry too much about it if it's not obvious whether you have the right jewel - it should be fairly easy to find a modern one that will work just fine.
     
  15. technitype

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    I am familiar with the 758 caliber Gruen...this movement probably uses bezel-type jewels.
     
  16. DRC

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    I've been looking for a cannon pinion for a 335. Book says 440,430 & 435 will work also.

    Thanks!

    Doug
     
  17. Dano4734

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    Well I gave most of then to my watchmaker friend as he has not been charging me, However, I have a four drawer cabinet with gruen parts in it and a bunch of others. However it is the swartchild numbering system so if you can give me the bottle number I will look for ya
     
  18. technitype

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    According to my information, Gruen models 460 and 470 use the same stem.

    I have a 460 stem. Are you interested?
     
  19. clockinit2

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    Hi, would you happen to have a gruen cal 435 movement.
    Thanks. You can message me.
     
  20. richiec

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    this thread is over 3 years old, don't hold much hope of a response.
     
  21. David Dikun

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    HI,
    Do you have parts for Gruen 411?
     
  22. richiec

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    Again, guys, this thread is over 3 years old and the poster is probably not viewing it any more and has probably sold off his inventory.
     
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