Gruen "Pan American Navigator" men’s Retro Modern design wristwatch in 10K yellow gold fill and steel, circa 1947.

The Gruen “Pan American” was originally produced in 1943 exclusively for Pan American Airways pilots during World War II. The “Pan American” watches were then produced for public sale beginning in late 1945, with numerous variations produced. The "Navigator" was priced to consumers at $39.75 in 1947. It is in excellent condition with only a few tiny specks of brassing to the lugs. Caseback is excellent and unengraved. Underside of lugs show a little wear. The case measures 39mm long and 32mm wide. Two-tone 24-hour dial is excellent, with some light spotting and patina. Has luminous numerals and printed numerals. Has new acrylic crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Gruen grade 420SS manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.

Price $300. SOLD