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Gruen Pan American SS/PG circa 1940's

SOLD

Arguably the best version of the many variations of Gruen Veri-Thin Precision Pan American. Gruen was the official watch company for Pan American airlines and besides the ultra rare white dial Rolex GMT produced for Pan American Airlines pilots, this may be the best known 24 hour aviator’s model marketed to the general public. We have seen and owned countless examples of Gruen Pan Americans over the decades. Most of the variations feature aesthetically pleasing design round cases in various metals and combinations of metals. Most are very appealing to the eye, but not all are remain in the best of conditions.

The current example is a stand out, and may be the best example we have ever seen (including the 3 that this writer has in his personal collection.) Featuring a 32 X 38mm stainless steel case with extended and sloped rose gold capped lugs, a narrow rose gold ring immediately surrounding the dial and finally a Gruen signed rose gold crown. The case condition is exceptional without the wear through on the back tips of the lugs commonly seen on these models. Two tone watches of this era are quite popular, and none more so than steel and rose gold as beautiful as the current example.

The watch features a beautiful condition original 2 tone antique white and silver satin 24 hour dial with original distinctive shaped hands. Powered by 17 jewel manual wind caliber 425 movement with red sweep seconds hand. Recently fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

Additionally the watch comes with a steel and rose gold filled stretch link bracelet, period to, and we presume original to the watch at the time of sale. A great watch for a man or for a woman. Can also be offered with strap in addition to the bracelet.

Your purchase includes our signature fine leather watch pouch, ideal for travel and storage, a $55.00 value.

NOTE: Tarnish appearing in the photos is the result of years sitting in a drawer or safe deposit. We can gladly hand polish the case to remove the tarnish brighten the rose gold appearance.

 

 

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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
RANDOM201+
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