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Our watches are VINTAGE, unless stated otherwise. Their capacity to tell accurate time & manage power is consistent with available technology during their time of production.

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Primitive GRUEN Airflight Precision with Dual Time Switching Windows

This watch was SOLD on May 16, 2014 (Destination: Nutley, NJ, U.S.A.).

gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch
Gender: male
Accessories: none
Crystal: acrylic
Dial Width: 30 mm
Dial Height: 30 mm
Movement: 17 jewels manual-wind
Case: chrome-plated steel
Case Width: 34 mm without crown
Case Height: 42 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: 510 RSS
Serial Number on Movement: N510SS
Bracelets: leather
Bracelet Width: 16 mm
Bracelet Length: 6 in (measures up to in 7.5 in with case)

This is an authentic Swiss-made GRUEN Airflight Precision Pilot Manual-Wind Watch with switching hour-windows

  • black detail on white dial
  • 12-hour to 24-hour SWITCHING hour-windows
  • chrome-plated steel case, bezel
  • stainless steel case back & clasp
  • new black leather band
  • 17 jewels manual-wind movement

Here is an awesome blast-from-the-past GRUEN Airflight print advertisement for your appreciation & reference! Click the images below to expand to full-view.

gruen airflight vintage ad

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

The GRUEN Airflight Precision has unique switching hour-windows that change colors mechanically at midnight/noon, to represent 12-hour standard time or 24-hour military time. This particular Airflight is the early base design of the advertised model above (see print advertisement to compare).

The GRUEN Airflight was designed for pilots who need 24-hour reference for flight time. At noon, the windows switch to orange to represent 24-hour time, at midnight the windows switch to black to represent 12-hour time. This feature is credited to a rotating disk underneath the main dial.

gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

chrome-plated steel case

Case & bezel show patina (discoloration spots) & uneven surface texture due to age

chrome-plated steel bezel

satin white dial or face

The face has turned slightly yellow & has uneven surface texture due to age.
gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *VERY GOOD condition (83-87%): The watch shows what might be considered normal wear by a careful owner who wore the watch regularly. Scratches are evident, but no nicks or dings. May have replacement parts. A sound, attractive presentation overall.

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Working perfectly, needs no repair or service.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System

black GRUEN name logo at 12 o'clock

black "17 JEWELS" at 6 o'clock

gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

unique switching hour-windows that change colors mechanically at midnight & noon:

  • black represents 12-hour standard time while
  • orange represents 24-hour military time
gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

stainless steel crown

clear acrylic crystal

gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

new black leather band

Bracelet Length: measures up to in 9 in with case

gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

new stainless steel clasp

gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

stainless steel case back embossed with "GRUEN PRECISION", "WATERPROOF", "SHOCK RESISTANT", "ANTI-MAGNETIC", "BASE METAL BEZEL" & "STAINLESS STEEL CASE".

We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage.
gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

reverse side of primary case back embossed with "STAINLESS STEEL BACK", "GRUEN WATCH CO.", "MADE IN FRANCE" & serial numbers.

gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

secondary case back

gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch
gruen airflight precision manual-wind pilot watch

Swiss-made GRUEN 17 jewels manual-wind movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

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