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Bruce's Vintage Watches

Fine timepieces at reasonable prices from a name you trust.

In business since 1989 and offering medium- to high-grade watches with an unconditional seven-day money back guarantee.

June 25, 2019

Six  new watches added to the website today. They include an Elgin WWII or possibly Korean war era watch; an early Tavannes with enamel dial and wire lugs; a Benrus diver watch with routlette wheel dial and original bracelet; a Gruen Quadron with white gold filled case; a Gruen "Continental" automatic; and a Hamilton Engraved Raleigh.

Prices reduced on the watches remaining from the June 6 update: Gruen Curvex "Chandler" model at 43mm long reduced from $249 to $225; an IWC round in heavy 18kt gold case and black dial reduced from $1,295 to $1,165; and an unusual Dunklings Rivana watch made for an Australian jeweler reduced from $295 to $265. 

Final markdowns. The following watches are marked down for the final time. Next stop is eBay if they don't sell. Elgin duo-dial doctors watch, stock #5923 reduced from $149 to $129, now to $99; a Fontaine "right angle" driver's style watch, stock #5941, reduced from $100 to $90, now to $79; an Olympia duo-dial doctor's watch, stock #5942, reduced from $195 to $170, now to $149; stock #5940, Longines 14kt Retro Modern rectangle with articulated lugs, price reduced from $595 to $535, now to $499; and a Longines "Weems" navigation watch, stock #5943 reduced from $395 to $350, now to $299. 

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Recent Watches

Gruen Continental Autowind


Excellent gold filled bezel with bombe style lugs, stainless steel screwback. Back is engraved: "Dr. G.B. Ewell 1934-1957 Budget Research…More details

Gruen Quadron


Case style #8 predates 1925. Excellent white gold filled case measures 37mm long lug to lug, by 22mm wide. Excellent refinished dial.…More details

Tavannes trench style early wristwatch


Base metal hinged back case measures 40mm long lug to lug, by 33mm diameter. Excellent signed enamel dial, hands are probably replacement.…More details