Gruen 17J Precision ladies' wrist watch, vintage mechanical manual-wind movement, champagne-toned metal dial with a brushed finish, black Arabic-style numbers and raised gold ball-style markers and black hash-mark minute markers has some very small specks and scratches, gold steel wedge-style hands, 2-tone 14k square case with a narrow yellow gold bezel supporting a domed glass crystal and white gold center lugs, each set with a small round diamond, case is showing light even wear, measures approx. 13mm wide x 26mm lug to lug x 8mm thick (crystal included), traditional black cord band with white base metal (WBM) accents and bracelet-style buckle. A beautiful vintage gold ladies wrist watch in excellent+ condition!
- Age Description:
- Company: Gruen
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: Precision
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: champagne
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Solid Gold - Yellow, Solid Gold - White, Gemstone
- Case Details: 2-tone, diamond-inset lugs
Case Width, without crown:
13mm (0.51 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: ribbon/cord strap
- Crystal Material: glass
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
We do have a professional watchmaker that does all of our cleaning and repair work for us. To have your watch serviced before shipping, simply add this Cleaning/Service Agreement
to your shopping basket. The cleaning and timing service is $95, and depending on the time of the year, has a turnaround time of 1 to 3 weeks.
Please note that we provide this service in addition to the listed purchase price of our watches. If you do purchase this option and later decide to return the watch, this fee is non-refundable.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact glass crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this wrist watch for you. We offer new plastic crystals for most vintage wrist watches; as this watch is currently offered on eBay or Etsy, please message us on those marketplaces to request a new crystal.
Please note that the average turnaround time for wrist watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; however, we do not carry every model of crystal in stock and there may be a delay of up to seven business days as we order the correct item from our supplier.
with any further questions or for an estimate on any shipping delays.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.