NEAR MINT~MASSIVE EARLY 70s GRUEN 1500FT AUTOWIND

NEAR MINT~MASSIVE EARLY 70s GRUEN 1500FT AUTOWIND

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FOR SALE IS A SUPER RARE EARLY 70s GRUEN 1500FT AUTOWIND DEEP DIVER USING THE SAME CASE AS THE ZODIAC SUPER-SEAWOLF. THIS SUCKER IS IN STUPENDOUS NEAR MINT CONDITION!

 

  • CASE: OVERSIZED AND SEXY SOLID STEEL MODELE DEPOSE CASE MEASURING A HEFTY 43mm ACROSS NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SCREW-DOWN CROWN BY 50mm LUG TO LUG.  MAKE NO MISTAKE THIS IS A MASSIVE AND HEAVY WATCH. THIS WAS THE SAME CASE USED BY EBERHARD, ROYCE, BLANCPAIN, ZENITH, CYMA, NIVADA, AND MOST FAMOUSLY BY ZODIAC IN THE SUPER SEA-WOLF MODELS. THE CONDITION ON THIS THING WOULD BE MINT IF NOT FOR A FEW CASE OPENING MARKS ON THE CASEBACK AND SOME HAIRLINES ON THE BEZEL RETAINING NUT. THIS THING IS FREAKIN' SHARP. LOOK AT HOW WELL PRESERVED ALL THOSE ORIGINAL FINISHES ARE. THE 120 CLICK BAKELITE BEZEL ROTATES LIKE A DREAM BIDIRECTIONALLY AND IS IN IMPECCABLE CONDITION.

 

  • DIAL: WHILE THE ZODIAC SUPER SEAWOLF IS WILD AND UNHINGED, THIS GRUEN 1500 DIAL IS MUCH CLASSIER AND REFINED ALMOST GIVING THIS ONE AN INTERESTING DRESS DIVER VIBE. THAT SUNBURST BRUSHED SILVER DIAL IS MINTY AND FRESH AND IS SUPER LUXURIOUS WITH THOSE TOWERING FACETED APPLIED STEEL MARKERS. I LOVE THOSE SUBDUED STEEL STICK HANDS WHICH LOOK ELEGANT ON THIS ONE. WHILE MOST OF THE OTHER BRANDS THAT USED THIS CASE HAD A DATE OR DAY/DATE WINDOW, I APPRECIATE THE SIMPLICITY ON THIS ONE WITH THE NO-DATE. MY FAVORITE TOUCH ON THIS ONE IS THAT SHARK GREY CHAPTER RING WHICH SUSPENDS OVER THE DIAL ADDING A NICE DEPTH TO THE DIAL.THE ORIGINAL FLAT GLASS CRYSTAL IS TOTALLY BLEMISH FREE.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS GRUEN RUNS ON A HIGH-GRADE IN-HOUSE GRUEN 731SS AUTOMATIC IN CLEAN SHAPE. I DON'T KNOW THE SERVICE HISTORY BUT ALL THE GASKETS LOOK NEW, AND MY WATCHMAKER INSPECTED AND SAID THE MOVEMENT LOOKS CLEAN. WATCH RUNS GREAT AND KEEPS GOOD TIME.  

 

  • WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A THICK GREY LARGE HOLE RUBBER VINTAGE STYLE TROPIC.  I WISH I HAD THE MANLY WRIST TO PULL OFF THIS ONE. IT'S RARE TO FIND ONE OF THESE DIVERS IN THIS TYPE OF CONDITION. I LOVE THE GRUEN VARIANT OF THIS DIVER, AND TO FIND ONE IN THIS SHAPE IS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE.