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Gruen "Major"

Gruen 5912

$195.00

Excellent all 10kt yellow gold filled case made by Star Watch Case Co. measures 40 long lug tip to lug top, by 22mm wide not including crown. Case is stamped 501 245 on inside which dates to 1936 year of production. * Good original dial. Replacement crown. 15J Caliber 501 movement winds and sets perfectly, just serviced (clean/oil/adjust) and keeps time to within 2 min/day. I have only seen pictures of the "Major" in ads; I have never had one in the flesh. The only one I know who ever had one (or at least made it public) was Mike Barnett, who offered one for sale in 2015. The model probably didn't sell very well due to its rather feminine look of a small circle inside the bezel. Finished with a used 16mm brown leather strap.

* Mike Barnett's online Gruen database, http://www.gruenwristwatches.com/new-dating-method-2.php.