Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Odd Gruen Airflight Perhaps the hour hand was mounted one hour off during repairs? All shipments are signature required. Also the font on the lettering of the logo and “Precision” is a little different. We don’t recommend getting a vintage watch wet – and really don’t recommend showering or diving with it – even one that was originally designed to be waterproof. Suwanee, Georgia, United States.
Our official warranty in many ways mirrors those of a number of the watch manufacturers and covers the proper timekeeping of the movement. Subject to credit approval. While it’s true that the movement is based on the , the NRSSCA is actually not interchangeable with most standard cases, as the jump mechanism module under the dial adds both thickness and width to the standard calendar movement, which necessitated the typically larger cases for the Airflight models when compared to most of their contemporaries. Gruen Country of origin: Our watchmaker has just freshly serviced the original caliber RSS movement which is very nice. The one above is not an Airflight I, although I think dial and hands are original but not the seconds hand. Ensuring Authenticity” Volume 33, Number 4. Silver, diamond shaped apertures for the jump hours, signed Gruen, original, just short of perfect mint.
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I re-listed the watch once with a slight reduction in minimum, but with a lot of lookers and no buyers, it’s back in the safe as I have no plans to give the watch away. To me that makes more sense as noon is 12 hundred hours and it doesn’t really need to jump until 1 pm I feel stupid for bothering the second seller about it, in my ignorance of what was the usual. The water resistance of vintage watches can airflighh longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch’s warranty.
Please enter a valid ZIP Code. Honest original condition with some scratches on the lugs and plating wear around edges and on the bottom edges of the lugs.
I’m a believer in rare, but not unique. See grudn – opens in a new window or tab. As others have said, this is my opinion, and i expect others may differ.
Also, the finish seems to radiate from the center outward on the “original” I forget what the name of this finish is calledwhile the suspect dial seems to be a consistent silver butler style finish.
Gruen caliber RSS, manually wound, rhodium plated Movement markings: Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Other than the fact that the price is a bit steep?
I welcome further comments. International Express Mail or FedEx fully insured. Please understand that I never questioned the authenticity of the case as a Gruen product, just have never seen this style of case with an Airflight movement. Steel, unsigned replacement Dial: October 21st, 2.
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This is likely because the watch was cased in the US. The Airflight I has a stainless back and a chrome plated body and bezel: The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart. We will e-mail the winning bidder at the end of the auction with the exact shipping cost.
However at times vintage watches and their hairsprings can be sensitive to rough courier handling or just having a difficult trip to you. Select a valid country. We also have a new-old-stock Gruen brown alligator grain band that can be purchased for it. To my knowledge, it is original. Don’t miss the chance to own a very cool piece of aviation and timekeeping history. Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled. Read more about the condition. Sell now – Have one to sell?
October 21st, 1. Please let us know if you have any questions. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. Sign in to check out Check out as guest. But even on a bad day there’s still good news The dial does look original as I can see lettering at the 6 o’clock position. Our goal is to exceed your expectations throughout the buying experience.
The red second hand is consistent with the second hand on another Airflight that I own former AFAso I find that two red replacement second hands quite a weird coincidence….
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This doesn’t mean that they were ever made that way. We have extensive international shipping experience. We are here to serve and just might be able to help you.
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The one above is not an Airflight I, although I think dial and hands are original but not the seconds hand. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. October airfliggt, 5. In the last 12 years we have safely shipped thousands of high value watches around the world to over 70 countries!
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Only question that remains in my mind – why didn’t they just put a “0” at the “24” spot, then the flip at 1: Odd Gruen Airflight Welcome to the forum, Retroleds!