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Serviced 70 's Vintage Gruen Precision Diving 1500 ft Diver Orange Dial Watch

Regular price $999.99 Sale price $1,500.00
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When we see bomber pieces like this cushion case Gruen diver's watch, we are reminded that there was a time, not so long ago, when men were measured by their deeds and remembered for their daring. With decidedly 70s case design and bold colors, coupled with reliable and robust movements, the diving watches of the era were built to accompany their owner adventurer across the globe and to keep time in its dark depths.

We could go on and on about the whimsy of its orange dial, its deep polished rehaul, or the wickedly cool acrylic bezel. We could tell you about Gruen's fascinating history as one of the first American watch companies to move production to Switzerland.  We could bore you to tears with pontifications about a purer age of adventurers and the analog devices they relied upon. But we won't. Sometimes a watch just speaks for itself, and this is one of those times. A massive hunk of steel with a bright orange dial, used to plunge 1500 feet into the abyss?

Orange dials were interduce by Doxa watches, and most famous, was the Clive Cussler version. In the 1970 many watch manufactures made watch for each other or Zodiac Super Sea Wolf shares a DNA with this watch.

This is a beauty. This large 42.5 to 43mm. stainless steel 1970’s GRUEN dive watch are housed in a robust steel tonneau shaped case with screw down crown, mineral glass crystal, turning bezel and robust 15mm. thick screw-back case. These watches housed an automatic GRUEN precision movement which is quite reliable. This particular movement was just cleaned and is accurate. During the time these watches appeared, the ROLEX Submariner was good down to 660 feet, these GRUENS could go to 1500ft! These are great value. Defiantly a collector watch. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and Serviced. Contact me if you have any questions. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.  The watch is working and is part of our new Certified Pre-Owned CPO Program.  Contact me if you have any questions first.

 

SPECIFICATION

Case

Stainless Steel Case and Case Back.

Case Size

  43,00 mm without the crown and 49,50 mm Lug to Lug. Due to the size, the watch is considered a Super Submariner divers watch. This watch is also very similar to Zodic Super Sea Wolf. Steel cushion case

Case Back

Stainless steel cover signed, with Screw Back. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.

Crown

UnSigned, New screw down crown

Crystal

Mineral Some Scratches, shows age & character

Bezel:

Diving, white inner fix bezel as well (some fading, especially at 50). bi-directional rotating bezel, recessed crystal with steel screw down retaining bezel

Dial:

Beautiful Orange Dial (Doxa Professional watches first made the orange dial which was supposed to be the most visible underwater), large applied steel makers, steel baton hands Luminous hands & indices dial, Swiss made Mark, with the seconds Hand. Shows light patina Please see picture for more detail.

Complication

Seconds, Deep Diver.

Movement

Self-Winding Automatic  731 SS

Movement Notes

Just inspected and in great shape. Fully Serviced and Overhauled. Come with a Service Warranty!  Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing.

Strap

Vintage Speidel Bracelet, the end pieces have bent to them Lug Size: 19mm      Please see picture.

Box

Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Box. Or Experts Watches Pouch

Reference #

NA   Precision Diving 1500 ft

Made in

Switzerland

Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

 1    (6/2018)  (Please see Tab below for details) Please keep in mind when comparing serviced watches with none serviced watch.  Price is at least $150-$350 more based on complications. Since old watch are like old cars you never know what you gone get.

Timing Test **

-10 s/day  This is great time keeping for a watch in this age! In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.

Warranty

3-Month Service Warranty (Please see Tab below for details)

Notes:

All watch functions tested and operable. Circa 1970’s

 

 

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