Art Deco Period
Radically Curved "Driver's
Vintage, Rare & Classic Collectible Timepiece People! These
Radically Curved Driver's Watches are
rarely ever seen for sale. Our current search on the Internet
only turned up a very few of these. The only ones we found were
$1399, $1535, $1725 and $2350. None of these came with their
original matching bracelets nor were in this ultra fine condition. Shop with Boomertime to get the finest
in rare vintage watches and save
a LOT of
money at the same time! Ours comes with its original old
link bracelet! The ones being offered for sale on the Internet only
were shown with leather straps and STILL had prices MUCH higher than
This remarkable timepiece was one
first of its kind in the "Ristside" series of timepieces designed to be worn on the "apex", or
"side" of the wrist rather than on the middle or center of the wrist
(hence the name "Ristside").
While driving with your hands on the steering wheel, when a person
was attempting to check the time with Conventional wristwatches
(up until this time) required the wearer to
actually "turn" or rotate their wrists to tell time. This action did
not need to be done with these "Ristside" models. This was a
particularly nice feature for over the road truck drivers and for
racing road rally drivers needing to keep one hand on the steering
wheel and quite often, the other hand shifting gears. The wearer
could just glance down to check the time without needing to let go
of the steering wheel to check the time on their wrist watch!!
Below is an original ad for the
Gruen "Ristside" "Driver's Watch" depicting someone with their hand
on a large steering wheel. Also note the 74 year old retail price of $50.
That would equate to about $3500 retail in today's money!!!
This Ultra Rare timepiece is 100% All
Original and 4 time Gruen Factory Signed & Hallmarked. The case is all high polished
yellow gold filled with soft satin
sand marked stainless steel case back. This is an early issue
Reference #352 Model made in 1938.
The case measures
22.15mm wide (not counting the stem & crown) by 38.90mm lug to lug.
All Original Gruen Factory Signed, Patented Design, 15 Jewel,
Caliber 401, Precision manual
All original fancy dial featuring Silvered Satin
background, with high polished Bold Gold Arabic Raised Art Deco numbers. The Gruen
logo, the subsidiary seconds register,
inner trim and outer minute
track are all trimmed in black enamel.
This Extremely Rare & Exotic
timepiece comes with its original old gold filled link bracelet.
Why take a chance buying watches
from online auctions, 3rd parties, brokers or "middlemen" not knowing
for sure if the watch will be in proper running order when you get it?
Buy direct from a Vintage & Classic timepiece specialist and play it
Excellent Overall Condition
$988. + S/H
Item # T3295-DFR