Scarce Gruen “Curvex Executive” men’s Retro Modern design wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold with diamond dial, circa 1947.
The “Executive” has a curved and faceted case, and was priced at $200.00 in 1947. It is a fairly scarce with an original black dial. This example is in excellent condition showing only light wear. Caseback is excellent and unengraved. Case measures 35mm long and 22mm wide. Original black nickel finish dial with diamond markers is excellent, with a few faint scratches. Curved acrylic crystal is excellent. The watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Gruen Precision grade 440 Curvex manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong. The watch is fitted with a vintage gold-filled brickwork pattern flexible link bracelet with expanding center section. It will comfortably fit a wrist up to 7-1/4 inches. I can also swap the bracelet for a leather strap for a lower price.