Gold '80s Class
Gruen was one of the great American watch manufacturers during the first half of the 20th century. They boasted achievements such as working exclusively for the US military during WWII to craft aircraft instruments, to creating the first watch worn by Bond on screen, as played by Sir Sean Connery in the film Dr. No. When the original Gruen company was bought by a larger firm in the late 1950s, wristwatch manufacturing continued, although often outside of the brand’s traditional homeplaces of Switzerland and America. In the 1980s, the brand released a number of expensive “homage” watches, which were sold through luxury department stores - this is an example of one of those watches. When you wear this watch, it's hard not to imagine wearing a jean jacket and driving your AMC Eagle down the freeway. Sometimes it's fun to pretend you're a character in Miami Vice.
Case size: 35m
Lug size: 20mm
Movement: Japan-made quartz
- Classic black dial/gold case styling
- Usefulness of the day and date functions
- Fluted bezel
- Gold applied indices
- Silver and gold day and date wheels, respectively
- Small chip in crystal near 1:00
- Worn plating on crown
- Quartz movement - but at least it’s Japan made!
- Homage styling