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A Brief Introduction
Dietrich Gruen, who patented an improved safety pinion in 1874, founded the Columbus Watch Manufacturing Company in Columbus, Ohio, in 1876, introducing lighter, innovative 16-size stemwind watches as an alternative to the bulkier 18-size models. The company expanded and was reorganized as the Columbus Watch Company in 1882, moving to a larger factory and growing to 300 employees and a production of 150 watches daily. Following disagreements with partners, Dietrich and his son Fred left the company in 1894, which soon went bankrupt. They then established "D. Gruen and Son" using borrowed funds, producing high-quality watches and selling them directly to jewelry stores without wholesalers. The original company's assets were acquired by the Studebaker family in 1903 to start the South Bend Watch Company. Read more ⇢

Vintage Gruen Diver Style 17 Jewel Men Mechanical Wristwatch N 510SS Swiss Runs


Antique 42.5mm Gruen Veri-Thin 17Jewel Mechanical PocketWatch 380 10kGF Serviced


Vintage Gruen Veri-Thin Pan American 17 Jewel Men's Manual Wristwatch 420S Runs


Vintage Gruen Pan Am / America Men's Wristwatch 420 SS Gold Filled Two Tone


Vintage Gruen 17 Jewel Men's Mechanical Wristwatch 370 10k White GF w Black Dial


Vintage 33mm Gruen Hobnail dial Men's Mechanical Wristwatch N510 Swiss 14k RGP


Vintage 35mm Gruen Skin Diver Men's Mechanical Wristwatch N 510 SS Swiss Steel


Vintage 37mm Gruen Digital Jump Hour Men's Automatic Wristwatch 1286 Swiss


Vintage 33mm Gruen Gold Mirror Dial Men's Mechanical Wristwatch N 510R Rare


Vintage Gruen Day & Night Men's Mechanical Wristwatch Swiss w Box & Tag NOS


Antique Gruen 52 Extra 21 Jewel Pocket Watch High Grade w Mustache Regulator



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