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Not Your "Everyday" Buster Brown Wrist Watch Circa 1950

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    Posted 6 years ago

    kerry10456
    (208 items)

    Hello Fellow Collectors. Here a few months ago, I stated I would try and post just those certain watches and clocks, that you might not get to see anywhere else. For the most part, I've held to that notion and this posting is no exception to what I've set out to do.
    Buster Brown Shoes have had several watches produced for them over the years. The earliest models were pocket watches produced to promote sales. These early models appeared in 1908 and have been around ever since. I have a few of the earlier variants dating from 1910, 20's & 30's in pocket watch form, but that's another story, I'll save for later. I also have several wristwatch variant with various production dates.... And fellow CW patron "eye4beauty" has an excellent example of a 1971 Buster & Tige posted.
    But back to this posting... This watch is a 17 Jewel Gruen "Precision" Swiss made mechanical timepiece with a full depiction of Buster & Tige playing on the dial. This example was not marketed for children in mind, like so many "Character/Advertisement" watches were. As far as I know, I don't believe they were marketed at all, but probably a "Corporate" watch for select individuals. Just found an interesting site on dating a Gruen wristwatch, using the style #, so with that the style # 710 makes this a 1950 model and uses a 3351 caliber movement. No more guessing, This is circa 1950!!
    Thanks for looking and if you have another one of these...I'd love to see yours.
    Have a Great Day
    Kerry

    Note to Staff: The Gruen Watch Company was formerly one of the largest watch manufacturers in the United States. It was in business from about 1894 to 1958 and was based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      I mentioned Eye4's posting, here's link to same:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/162621-watch-my-collection-grow
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Also link to George's (geo26e) posting of an early example of the 1910 variant pocket watch:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/107653-1910-buster-brown-shoes-pocket-watch-and
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good Morning Eye4, Thanks for the loves, always very appreciated!!
    4. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      Kerry ... you are very welcome ...
    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good Morning David and Lee, Thank you for stopping in and sharing the support, always appreciate seeing your names pop-up on one of my postings...Sending you wishes for a great day ahead
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good Day Pascale, so neat to see you've dropped by, always appreciated and have a great afternoon :-)
    7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Howdy Dave, Thanks for peeking in, almost missed you....lol...just joking. Hope you have a great day
    8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank You mikelv85 for all the support and taking the time to look this over. Hope you've had a great day and a better tomorrow
    9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Hello VETRAIO50, thanks for looking, I hope you've enjoyed seeing this unique styling and wish you a pleasant day tomorrow. :-)
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Hi Kerry ... Monday here already ... Bleak and Grey unfortunately. You have a great day too !!
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      OOPS, forgot to check the time...In that case I hope the Sun breaks through and you have a better afternoon. Thanks for the Monday greetings, will do :-)
    12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good Evening Trey, Thanks for the support and did you hit the "Mother Load" today while you were out on the Metal Detecting adventure?
    13. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank you Karen, Michael, kaputs11 & Perry for stopping by and showing the support. Well wishes to each and everyone of you. Thanks again, very appreciated!!
    14. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much raiz06 & shawnicus for showing the support and hope you and yours have a great day :-)
    15. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thanks Sean, ole buddy, very appreciated, hope today brings forth a ton of fortune and loves to you and yours :-)
    16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good afternoon nutsabotas6, thank you very much for showing the support, always deeply appreciated!!

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