VINTAGE WATCHES, PRE-OWNED & USED SWISS, AMERICAN WATCHES & JEWELRY

Gruen Curvex Driver’s Model “Falcon” circa 1930’s

$1,750.00

One of the most distinctive of all the art deco style vintage American wristwatches, the “Falcon” model features hinged wing shaped lugs and is designed to be worn as a “driver’s” watch on the side of the wrist. Featuring a 21 x 41mm gold filled case with horizontal ribbed design, and pronounced tapered hinged lugs with stepped “feathered” design. With original matte silver dial with raised gold indexes, tapered leaf style hands, and powered by 17 jewel manual wind calibre 440 curvex movement with subsidiary seconds. This watch is fitted with a custom made brown crocodile strap true to the original design. It is extra long on the 12 o’clock side, but with a short 6 o’clock side so that the buckle sits comfortably on the underside of the wrist. The idea of the driver’s watch was to allow the driver to view the time with his hand on the driver’s wheel without having to turn his wrist! The current example is in overall very good condition with some expected wear on the sides of the hinged lugs. Fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping. First of this model we have had in many years. We recently purchased it back from a customer we sold it to years ago.

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Additional information

Maker

Gruen

Model Name/Type

Driver's watch "Falcon"

Man's / Lady's

Men

Circa

1930s

Case mm

21 x 41mm

Case Metal

Gold Filled

Crystal

glass

Crown-Pushers

Unsigned

Dial & Hands

Original silver satin dial

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

Gruen Curvex calibre 440

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

crocodile strap, custom made

Strap / Bracelet Size

7.5

Country of Origin

USA

Condition

Very Good

Box / Papers

No

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